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Professor, uOttawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Roger Zemek, MD, is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the uOttawa Brain and Mind Institute. He is Director of Clinical Research at CHEO and Chair of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC). He led the largest concussion study in the world to predict Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms (5P study), and developed the first comprehensive guidelines for the management of pediatric concussion.
Dr. Zemek’s research is focused on pediatric concussion and prognosticators of post-concussive syndrome following pediatric minor traumatic head injury. He is the principal investigator on multiple federal peer-reviewed grants, with expertise in pediatric concussion. He is the principal investigator for the Predicting Persistent Post-concussion Problems in Pediatrics (5P) study, the largest concussion study to-date. He is also the principal investigator for the randomized-controlled trial PedCARE (Pediatric Concussion Assessment of Rest and Exertion) to determine the optimal balance of physical activity vs. rest in children following a concussion.