Dr. Faiza Khurshid appointed Interim Head, Department of Pediatrics
On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Teri Shearer, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has appointed Dr. Faiza Khurshid as Interim Head, Department of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2023 for a six-month term.
Dean Philpott extends her sincere gratitude to Dr. Bob Connelly for his leadership as Department Head, Pediatrics for the past 10 years. Dr. Connelly’s thoughtful approach has led to incredible successes in clinical care, education and research over the last decade that will have a lasting impact. He leaves the department well positioned to meet its strategic priorities in the coming years.
Dr. Khurshid currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and serves as the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Newborn Service at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Over the past decade, she has worked as a Neonatologist at KHSC and during that time served as Medical Director of the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic, helping to provide comprehensive care to newborns and their families.
Dr. Khurshid trained in Pakistan, earning her BSc at Punjab University and her MBBS degree from King Edward Medical College. After completing her pediatric residency at Children Hospital Lahore, she completed a fellowship in Acute Care Transport Services at SickKids Hospital and another in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Toronto. After joining KHSC and Queen’s in 2013, she earned her Master’s degree in Health Care Quality, furthering her ability to deliver high-quality care to her patients.
Dr. Khursid's research interests include the role and application of non–invasive monitoring devices in neonates, morbidities in late preterm newborns, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and quality improvement projects in neonatology and pediatrics. She has also completed training in point-of-care neonatal echocardiography and ultrasonography.
Please join Dean Philpott in congratulating Dr. Khurshid on her appointment.