Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiologist, Cardiac Function and Cardiac Oncology Clinics, Vancouver General Hospital
Pediatric Palliative Care Physician, Canuck Place and BC Children’s Hospital
Cardiac Lead, SSC Adolescent Transitions Project
6048752000 ext. 5345
Group Website:
Pediatric Palliative Care; Centre for Community Child Health Research Rm F615
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3V4
Research Interests:

adolescent healthcare transitions, heart failure, palliative care

Research Sumary:

My current research focus is on the transition from pediatric care to adult care in adolescents with life threatening diseases, with a particular interest in cardiac disease. The research program will study these transitions with relevance to physical, mental and developmental aspects. The outcomes of such research will have an emphasis on changes in healthcare provision, needs and decision making for this population

University of Western Ontario Biology
University of Toronto Medicine
Recent Publications:

Link to PubMed

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (NC3-115558)

Network Catalyst Grant; submitted Nov 15, 2010

Title: PedPalASCNet: A Network for Accessible, Sustainable, and Collaborative Research in Pediatric Palliative Care

Funding awarded: $375,327

Support Period: 06/2011 – 05/2014

Principal Applicant: Harold B. Siden

Co-applicants: Susan Cadell, Betty Davies, Rose Steele, Lynn Straatman, Dawn Davies, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Michael Harlos, Stephen Liben, Mary Ellen MacDonald, Adam Rapoport, Sharron Spicer, Christina Vadeboncoeur


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MOP-89984)

Operating Grant; submitted March 3, 2008

Title: Charting the Territory: Determining and Documenting Trajectories for Families Where a Child Has a Life-Threatening Condition

Funding awarded: $1,343,000

Support Period: 10/2008 – 09/2013

Principal Applicants: Harold B. Siden, Rose Steele

Co-applicants: Susan Cadell, Betty Davies, Lynn Straatman, Rollin Brant


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MOP-79526)

Operating Grant; submitted September 15, 2008

Title: Stress and Growth over Time: Caregiving and Bereaved Parents of Children With Life-Limiting Illnesses

Funding awarded: $348,240

Support Period: 03/2009 – 02/2012

Principal Applicant: Susan Cadell

Co-Applicants: Betty Davies, Harold B. Siden, Rose Steele, Lynn Straatman, David Hemsworth, Stephen Liben,