null Samara Zavalkoff, MDCM, FRCPC

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, MUHC



Patient safety • quality improvement • clinical care • critical care • bedside ultrasound

Research Focus

My research focuses on patient safety and quality improvement. I am working on developing ways to make care in pediatrics and pediatric critical care safer and to ensure patients and their families receive the best care that research supports.

Selected Publications

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  • Zavalkoff S, Korah N, Quach C "Presence of a Physician Champion is Associated with a Reduction in Urinary Catheter Utilization in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 14;10(12).

  • Korah N, Zavalkoff S , Dubrosky AS. "Crib of Horrors – One Hospital's Approach Promoting a Culture of Safety" Pediatrics. 2015 Jul;136(1):4-5. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3843.

  • Zavalkoff SR, Shemie SD "CPR: Saving Life then Saving Organs?" (editorial) Critical Care Medicine 2013 Dec;41(12):2833-4.

  • Zavalkoff S, Razack S, Lavoie J and Dancea A. "Handover after Pediatric Heart Surgery: A simple tool improves information exchange" Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011 May;12(3):309-13.

  • Martin K, Emil S, Zavalkoff S, Lo A, Ganey M, Baird R, Gaudeault J, Mandel R, Perreault T and Pharand A. "Transitioning from stiff chest tubes to soft pleural catheters: Prospective assessment of a practice change"- Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Feb 26.