Dr. Maala Bhatt received her medical degree from McMaster University in 1996, completed her pediatrics residency at Dalhousie University in 2000 and Emergency Medicine fellowship at McGill University in 2004. She also completed a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology at McGill (2008) and holds a certificate in Improvement Science from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (2015). Maala was an emergency medicine physician and clinical researcher at the Montreal Children’s Hospital from 2004 – 2013 and at the Hospital for Sick Children from 2013-2014.
Dr. Bhatt is now and Research Director for the Division of Emergency Medicine and a pediatric emergency medicine physician at CHEO. Dr. Bhatt’s primary research interest is in the safety of emergency department procedural sedation. She led the development of the first standardized definitions for procedural sedation and has published the largest emergency department procedural sedation cohort, establishing practices associated with the safest sedation outcomes. Dr. Bhatt Executive Board Member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC). Through PERC, Dr. Bhatt is also an investigator on studies of appendicitis, pain management, bronchiolitis and procedural sedation.
Natural Evolution of Serum Antibodies in Children and Adults with SARS-CoV-2 and Household Contacts.
ACTIVE STUDY - The study will include children and adults with known COVID-19 to test households for antibodies. Results from this study will be essential to inform key decisions regarding the relaxation of physical distancing rules that impact children and their families.