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Dr. Ron Siemens MD, FRCPC, FAAP Assistant Professor Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8

Research Area(s)

  • Community-based Participatory Action Research Principles
  • Teaching Clinical Skills
  • Knowledge Assessment


In addition to being a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Ron Siemens is also an Assistant Professor with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.  He is also the Chair of the Clinical Decision Making Committee of the Medical Council of Canada licensing exam part one.  And he is currently working on a team reviewing and developing the concept of Automated Item Generation for examination purposes.

 Dr. Siemens presently has an IDRC grant to develop a curriculum in Community-based Participatory Action Research principles for the Universidade Lurio in Nampula, Mozambique (September 2012 - March 2014).  His research interests also include applying for a CIDA grant as lead investigator of a Canadian consortium of universities and NGOs and the Universaidade Lurio in Nampula.

 Links of Interest:

 College of Medicine Making the Links Program:  Global Health Certificate/Making the Links

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Treatment of children with migraine in emergency departments:  national practice variation study.  Richer, Lawrence P; Laycock, Keri; Millar, Kelly; Fitzpatrick, Eleanor; Khangura, Simi; Bhatt, Maala; Guimont, Chantal; Neto, Gina; Noseworthy, Steve; Siemens, Ron; Gouin, Serge; Rowe, Brian H.
  • Pediatrics, 2010, Vol.126(1), pp.e150-5 [Peer Reviewed Journal].  Trauma Association of Canada Pediatric Subcommittee National pediatric Cervical Spine Evaluation Pathway:  consensus guidelines.  Chung, Seen; Mikrogianakis, Angelo; Wales, Paul W; Dirks, Peter: Shroff, Manohar; Singhal, Ash; Grant, Vincent; Hancock, B J; Creery, David; Atkinson, Jeff; St-vil, Dickens; Crevier, Louis; Yanchar, Natalie; Hayashi, Allen; Mehta, Vivek; Carey, Timothy; Dhanani, Sonny; Siemens, Ron; Singh, Sheila; Price, Dave.  The Journal of Trauma, 2011, Vol.70(4), pp.873-84 [Peer Reviewed Journal]