BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Dr. Kirk Leifso is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Queen’s University. He is also a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. He has a BSc and MSc both in Biology from the University of Victoria. He received his MD from the University of Calgary School of Medicine and completed his residency training in General Pediatrics and his subspecialty training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
His clinical work includes inpatient and outpatient consultations for infectious diseases of children, including the management of complex and chronic infections, assessment of recurrent infections and recurrent fevers as well as infection prevention and vaccine counselling. He also leads an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in collaboration with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Dr. Leifso is a Co-Applicant on the grant. He will contribute to the network by identifying pediatric Lyme cases at Kingston Health Sciences Centre for cohort enrollment. He will also contribute to knowledge translation and training (Pillar 4), specifically in the area of Pediatrics.