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 Interest Area
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.