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In 2004, Dr. Roy was recruited to McMaster Children’s Hospital as Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Associate Professor, McMaster University, from his consulting pediatric practice in Brantford. Dr. Roy is currently the Deputy Chief for the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children’s Hospital, as well as the Regional Chair and Chief of Pediatrics for Niagara Health Services. Dr. Roy completed his medical training in India, his pediatric training in the U.K. and his neonatal sub-specialty training at McMaster Children’s Hospital. More recently, Dr. Roy completed a Fellowship in Patient Safety from the University of Toronto Centre for Patient Safety.

Dr. Roy is actively involved clinically, at both the McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare sites providing on-call coverage, in-patient and out-patient services. He is the lead pediatric care provider, along with his multidisciplinary team, to the chronic complex and mechanically dependent fragile children in Hamilton and the region. Dr. Roy is well recognized for his excellence in teaching pediatric residents, clerks and medical students.

Dr. Roy’s interests are in improving quality of care, enhancing optimum hospital utilization and patient flow, patient safety, and in promoting community-tertiary center partnerships.

Under Dr. Roy’s leadership, the Division of General Pediatrics has grown to 20 members, and is the largest division within the Department of Pediatrics. Ward rounds and general pediatric in-patient care has been remodeled, a research lead created, and educational experience of learners advanced, all while still retaining a very strong community consulting focus in Pediatrics.

Vision for patient safety in Canada:

Every newborn and child, in every part of Canada, will receive optimal healthcare, with no health management related preventable harm.

Vision for patient safety education in Canada:

Patient safety will become embedded in the core curriculum of all healthcare trainees. Health care providers in turn, will ensure every patient and parent is educated to advocate for safe healthcare for themselves and their children.