surgical outcomes • appendicitis • patient-centred care • enhanced recovery • chest wall anomalies
My research focuses on optimizing outcomes of a number of common pediatric surgical diseases and studying innovations in the treatment of chest wall anomalies. I am also initiating a large research effort in enhanced recovery after surgery, patient-reported outcomes, and patient-centred care. I am interested in elevating the quality of pediatric surgical research through engaging in prospective studies, clinical trials, and multi-centre research. I currently serve as Chair of the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS). This consortium consists of 15 pediatric surgical centres across Canada which have come together to perform clinical research aimed at minimizing variability in care and optimizing patient outcomes through collaboration and innovation. Finally, I am heavily involved in global surgery and interested in studying ways of increasing pediatric surgical capacity in low resource settings.
Youssef F, Cheong LHA, Emil S. The Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network. Gastroschisis outcomes in North America: a comparison of Canada and the United States. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 51; 891–895, 2016.
Baird R, Poenaru D, Ganey M, Hansen E, Emil S. Partnership in fellowship: comparative analysis of pediatric surgical training and evaluation of a fellow exchange between Canada and Kenya. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 51:1704-1710, 2016.
Yousef Y, Youssef F, Dinh T, Homsy M, Pandya K, Stagg H, Baird R, Laberge JM, Poenaru D, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Emil S. Risk stratification in pediatric perforated appendicitis: prospective correlation with outcomes and resource utilization. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 53:250–255, 2018.
Yousef Y, Drudi S, Sant’Anna AM, Emil S. Parental presence at induction of anesthesia: perceptions of a pediatric surgical department before and after program implementation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 53:1606-1610, 2018.
Emil S. Current options for the treatment of pectus carintuam: when to brace and when to operate. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery 28:347-354, 2018.