Karen A. Brown, MD, F.R.C.P., Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Associate Professor, McGill University

Community Involvement 

Standards Council of Canada TC121, International Standards Organization TC121



Macdonald College, McGill University

Medical Degree 

University of Toronto


University of Toronto


Research Fellowship, Meakins Christie Labs, McGill

Research Fellowship, Great Ormond Street


Research interests 

Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Post operative Apnea, Extubation Readiness in the Premature infant, Post Tonsillectomy Pain

Selected publications 

HOLZKI J, BROWN KA, CARROLL R, COTÉ C. The anatomy of the pediatric airway: Has our knowledge changed in 120 years? A review of historic and recent investigations of the anatomy of the pediatric larynx. Pediatric Anesthesia 2018;28(1):13-22.

ROBLES-RUBIO CA, BROWN KA, KEARNEY RE. Optimal Classification of Respiratory Patterns from Manual Analyses Using Expectation-Maximization IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 2018;22:1026-35.

AWSAR S, BROWN K. Novel markings on the unit package of uncuffed pediatric tracheal tubes. Canadian Journal of Aneaesthesia. 2019 Mar 15 doi: 10.1007/s12630-019-01346-3.

KE D, KITAMURA Y, LEJTENYI D, MAZER B, BROUILLETTE RT, BROWN K. Enhanced interleukin-8 production in mononuclear cells in severe pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019;15:23.

The Impact of Time Interval between Extubation and Reintubation on Death or Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Extremely Preterm Infants Shalish W, Kanbar L, Kovacs L, Chawla S, Deszler M, Rao S, Panaitescu B, Laliberte A, Precup D, Brown K, Kearney RE, Sant’Anna GM. 2019 205: 70-6

Montreal Children's Hospital