Professional and Academic Experience

1999 BSc in Chemistry, McGill University
2003 MD, Dalhousie University
2003-2007 Pediatrics residency, University of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
2006-2008 Pediatric Critical Care residency, University of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
2009-2010 Pediatric Critical Care fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2010-2014 Consultant, Paediatric Critical Care and Assistant Professor Pediatrics - London Health Sciences Centre, Western University
2014 - present Adjunct Professor, Western University
2014 - present Consultant, Paediatric Critical Care and Assistant Professor Pediatrics - IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University

 

Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Children's health
Critical illness

Research Overview

Dr. Foster’s research program focuses on optimization of sleep and sedation in the pediatric critical care environment through both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic techniques.

Currently, Dr. Foster is investigating the role of melatonin - both the patient’s own and exogenous administration - for optimizing sleep and sedation and decreasing the risk of delirium.

Keywords

Sleep, Sedation, Melatonin, Critical Care, Anti-inflammatory