College of Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pain Management
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Patient and Family-Centered Care


  • Dr. Krista Baerg is a consultant pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to entering medicine, she completed a bachelor of science in nursing and worked as a nurse in northern Canada.
  • She is a member of the Saskatchewan Health Authority- Saskatoon Pediatric Pain Interprofessional Practice Council and Newborn Jaundice Working Group.
  • She is a member of the Canadian Pediatric Society. She has served on the executive and as President (2015-2017) of the Section of Community Pediatrics, the Public Education Sub-Committee, and the Action Committee for Children and Youth.
  • Dr. Krista Baerg is a member of the Chronic Pain Network, a CIHR-funded patient oriented chronic disease network. More information can be found here. She led the Canadian Surveillance Project on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Children and Youth, a sub-project of the Chronic Pain Network. 

Specialized Clinical Services:

  • 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
  • Interdisciplinary Pediatric Complex Pain Clinic. This clinic provides integrated care for children and youth with functional impairment (eg school absence) due to complex pain.
  • General Pediatric Call Services - essential service call

 Administrative Duties:

  • Privacy Officer, Department of Pediatrics (2012-2013)
  • Acute Care Pediatrics and PICU/Observation Unit Planning Teams, Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan (2010 – 2014)
  • Medical Director and Division Head, General Pediatrics (2008 – 2014)
  • Saskatoon Health Region Pediatric Pain Management Interprofessional Practice Council (2004 – present)


Selected Publications