Stephanie Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School in 2012. Completed Pediatrics residency at the University of Ottawa followed by an additional year of specialized training in Pediatric Palliative Care and Pain and Symptom Management at the University of Ottawa. Primary area of interest is perinatal palliative care.

Area of Research: pediatric palliative care

Research Projects

  1. Medications to manage infant pain, distress and end-of-life symptoms in the immediate postpartum period


  2. Pediatric Project ECHO®: A Virtual Community of Practice to Improve Palliative Care Knowledge and Self-Efficacy among Interprofessional Health Care Providers


    Pediatric Project ECHO for Palliative Care has demonstrated feasibility and acceptability among community HCPs across Canada and was successful in achieving perceived changes in knowledge and self-efficacy. Although several performance-related outcomes were evaluated at six months, additional research is needed to determine the long-term impacts of ECHO for Palliative Care.