CEO and Scientific Director, CHEO Research Institute
Vice-President of Research, CHEO
Dr. Martin Osmond is the CEO and Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) and Vice-President of Research at CHEO. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the CHEO RI. His clinical work is as a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO.
Dr. Osmond graduated from McGill University medical school in 1986. He completed a Family Medicine Residency in 1988 and a Pediatric Residency in 1992 at the University of Ottawa. In 1994, he completed a Pediatric Emergency Fellowship at CHEO.
His area of research interest is the evaluation and management of pediatric head injury including the development of decision rules for CT imaging in minor head injury and the prediction of those who will suffer severe post-concussion syndrome.
Dr. Osmond has published 81 peer-reviewed publications, given more than 100 national and international presentations, and received over $7.5 million in grant support from several funding agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr Osmond helped found and lead a research network of pediatric emergency physicians across Canada called PERC (Pediatric Emergency Research of Canada). In 2007 he founded the Clinical Research Unit of the CHEO RI which provides comprehensive research advice and consultation on research design and methods to pediatric child health investigators. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Research Canada and is the Co-Director of the CIHR-funded Ontario Child Health SPOR Support Unit.