Dr. Samina Ali

Professor, Pediatric Emergency Physician, University of Alberta

Pediatrics, emergency medicine, children’s emergency medicine, children's pain, children's fracture pain


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Dr. Samina Ali has been a pediatric emergency physician and professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine for almost 20 years. Her work focuses on research improving the management of children's pain. Ali is an executive member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC); a faculty member with Pain in Child Health (PICH), co-chair of PERC’s Pain Interest Group, pain content advisor for TREKK.ca (a national knowledge mobilization network); a Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) faculty member; and Western Canadian hub lead for Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), a newly formed national knowledge mobilization network. She has over 90 published manuscripts, dozens of online resources, as well as podcasts and book chapters. She has also spoken across about pediatric pain management across Canada and internationally. She has also supervised over 40 student researchers, with the majority of projects relating to children’s pain management. She cares about children’s pain and wants to make their healthcare experience better.


  • professionalism in medicine
  • pediatrics
  • emergency medicine
  • children's emergency medicine
  • children's pain
  • children's fracture pain

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