Dr. Terry Klassen (MD) is the new Provincial Department Head of Pediatrics.

Department of Pediatrics welcomes new provincial head

Dr. Terry Klassen (MD) takes the helm as the new Provincial Department Head of Pediatrics.

He began his role on April 1, serving as the joint head for both the College of Medicine and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Klassen is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and clinician scientist. Most recently, he was the CEO and scientific director for the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the scientific director for the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research SUPPORT unit.

Klassen is also actively involved in pediatric emergency research across Canada, including as the scientific director and a principal investigator of Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Medicine in the United States. 

Read the full announcement on the Saskatchewan Health Authority's website.