Roger Zemek, MD, is a Pediatric Emergency Physician practicing at the Children’s Hospital of Ontario (CHEO) and a Senior Scientist in the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a Full Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and holds a Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the University of Ottawa. He is the Director of Clinical Research at CHEO, and is the Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) network.
He completed his undergraduate studies in Applied Mathematics at Yale University, and his medical school and pediatric residency at Columbia University in New York City. He moved to Canada for his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship training at McGill. He is the principal investigator on multiple federal peer-reviewed grants, with expertise in pediatric concussion. He led the largest concussion study in the world to date examining the predictors for Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms in children suffering a concussion, and led an international team for the development of guidelines for the management of pediatric concussion.