Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s, and Sherri McCullough and Tom Buchanan, Chairs of the Boards of Directors for Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals are pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Dow has been appointed Acting Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital for the period September 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Dr. Dow received her MD from Queen’s University and subsequently completed residency training in paediatrics and a neonatology fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She joined the Department of Paediatrics in 1982 at the rank of Lecturer and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1983, to Associate Professor in 1989, and to Professor in 1998. During her career at Queen’s and the Academic Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Dow has held several academic and clinical leadership appointments. She served as Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Queen’s, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital from 1998 to 2008 and was the Program Medical Director (Paediatrics) at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Dow is currently cross-appointed to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Dow is a recognized expert in neonatology and her research has focused on the cellular mechanisms of neuronal growth during development, mechanisms of hypoxic neuronal injury and, more recently, on evidence-based quality improvement initiatives in neonatal intensive care. She has published extensively and her research has been funded by numerous agencies including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation.
External to Queen’s, Dr. Dow is currently Chair of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program Steering Committee and a member of the Steering Committee for the Canadian Neonatal Network. She is also past Chair of the Program Committee of the Association of Medical School Paediatric Departments and was a member of the Paediatric Task Force for the Ontario Health Services Restructuring Committee.
In making this announcement, the Provost and Board Chairs would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Sarah Jones for the leadership she has provided as Head of the Department of Paediatrics since March 1, 2010.