Kevin Smit

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Kevin Smit is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is a specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery.  He completed his medical doctorate at the University of Ottawa, his residency in orthopedic surgery at Western University and his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

Research Projects

  1. Electronic Consultation Systems: Impact on Pediatric Orthopaedic Care


    This cross-sectional study demonstrates the effective and timely use of eConsult in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. It also shows a significant reduction in the number of in-person consultations required and demonstrates a high satisfaction rate by PCPs using the service.

  2. Management and Outcomes of Clinical Scaphoid Fractures in Children


    Management of clinical scaphoid fractures at our institution was relatively uniform: nearly all patients were immobilized and less than 20% received advanced imaging. Our findings suggest a low but non-zero occult scaphoid fracture rate, discordance in radiologic interpretation, and lack of advanced imaging, providing an avenue for future prospective studies.