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Dr. Ayisha Kurji BSc, MD, FRCPC Faculty, General Pediatrics

Research Areas

  • General Pediatrics
  • Eating Disorders
  • Medical Education
  • Stewardship
  • Quality Improvement

About Dr. Ayisha Kurji

Dr. Ayisha Kurji is a consultant pediatrician in Saskatoon, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan.  Prior to entering medical school, she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  She has an avid interest in teamwork in healthcare, patient safety, and communication.

Specialized Clinical Areas:

  • General Pediatric Clinical Teaching Unit - In-patient management of general pediatric patients 0-17 years requiring hospitalization on the Acute Care Pediatrics ward
  • Consultant Pediatrician, Ambulatory Services - Specialized clinics for children at Pediatric Outpatients, Royal University Hospital
  • Youth Nourishing Connections: This clinic provides inter-disciplinary care for Pediatric patients with Eating Disorders.
  • General Pediatric Call Services – essential service call

Administrative Duties:

  • Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, 2009-present
  • Medical Director, Acute Care Pediatrics, 2016-present
  • Division Head, General Pediatrcs, 2017-present

Selected Publications

Published and Presented Papers:

 Lemstra M, Neudorf C, Opondo J, Toye J, Kurji A, Kunst A, Tournier C. Disparity in Childhood Immunizations. Pediatrics and Child Health 2007; 12: 847-852

Abstracts:

1.  Kurji A, Tan B, Bodani J, Janzen B, Bodani R, Rajakumar D, Sharma A, Zhu T, McConnell A, Kalapurakal M, Sankaran K.  Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Disease in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), Saskatchewan, Canada.  Acta Paediatrica 2009; 98 Suppl 460: 174.

2.  Rajakumar D, Tan B, Bodani J, Zhu T, Janzen B, Bodani R, Kurji A, Sharma A, McConnell A, Kalapurackal M, Sankaran K.  Children Hospitalized with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection After Palivizumab Prohpylaxis in Two Large Paediatric Tertiary Care Centers.  Acta Paediatrica 2009: 98 Suppl 460: 214.

3.  Tan B, Bodani J, Zhu T, Janzen B, Bodani R, Rajakumar D, Kurji A, Sharma A, McConnell A, Sankaran K.  Children hospitalized with respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV) infection in Saskatchewan pediatric tertiary care centers, 2002-2005.  Paediatrics and Child Health,  2009;14Suppl A: 28A.

4.  Toye J, Kurji A, Lemstra M, Neudorf C.  Impact of Parental Beliefs on Childhood Immunization Coverage. Pediatrics and Child Health 2007; 12: 54A.

 Presentations:

1.  Kurji A, Tan B, Bodani J, Janzen B, Bodani R, Rajakumar D, Sharma A, Zhu T, McConnell A, Kalapurakal M, Sankaran K.  Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Disease in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), Saskatchewan, Canada. European Society for Pediatric Research 50th Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2009.  Poster Walk Presentation.

2.  Rajakumar D, Tan B, Bodani J, Zhu T, Janzen B, Bodani R, Kurji A, Sharma A, McConnell A, Kalapurackal M, Sankaran K.  Children Hospitalized with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection After Palivizumab Prohpylaxis in Two Large Paediatric Tertiary Care Centers. European Society for Pediatric Research 50th Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2009.  Poster Walk Presentation

3.  Tan B, Bodani J, Zhu T, Janzen B, Bodani R, Rajakumar D, Kurji A, Sharma A, McConnell A, Andreychuk B, Sankaran K.  Children hospitalized with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection in Saskatchewan pediatric tertiary care centers, 2002-05.  Canadian Pediatric Society 86th Annual Conference, June 23-27, 2009.  Ottawa, ON.  Poster presentation.

4.  Toye J, Kurji A, Lemstra M, Neudorf C.  Impact of Parental Beliefs on Childhood Immunization Coverage.  Canadian Pediatric Society 84th Annual Conference, June 26-30, 2007.  Poster Presentation.