Deepa Kattail Deepa Kattail MD, MHS, FAAP

Dr. Deepa Kattail is a paediatric anesthesiologist and pain physician. She is currently a staff physician at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where she practices both paediatric anesthesiology and paediatric pain medicine, as a member of both the Acute Pain Service and Chronic Pain Clinic. She is an active member of the Society for Paediatric Pain Medicine where she is currently an executive board member and chair of the communications committee. Dr. Kattail is involved in various organizations advocating for improvements in pain care at the national and provincial levels in Canada, as paediatric co-chair of the Ontario Chronic Pain network, affiliated with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, member of the National Advisory Committee for Pain Canada and an inaugural board director of a newly launched non-profit, Pain Ontario. Dr. Kattail is also actively involved in dissemination of knowledge through social media and internet portals including substantial contributions to SolvingPain, associate editor for the Pain Medicine section of OpenAnesthesia and editor of Baby Blocks. She was honoured as a 2023 fellow of the May Day Pain & Society fellowship for her work and leadership in paediatric pain medicine.


University of Toronto

Principal Faculty:

Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Principal Department/Program:

Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Principal Hospital Appointment:

The Hospital for Sick Children

Key Publications:

Pediatric Erythromelalgia from Multidisciplinary Perspectives: A Scoping Review Protocol DD Ocay, MG Maloney, G D’Souza, SM Walker, SW Tham, BH Lee, … OSF 2023 Postoperative pain control following minimally invasive correction of pectus excavatum in pediatric patients: a systematic review V Archer, T Robinson, D Kattail, P Fitzgerald, JM Walton Journal of Pediatric Surgery 55 (5), 805-810 16 2020 Caregiver-fabricated illness in a child prescribed long-term opioids and benzodiazepines. D Kattail, A Niec Journal of Opioid Management 16 (2), 155-159 2020 Attitudes and self-reported practices of orthopedic providers regarding prescription opioid use. D Kattail, A Hsu, M Yaster, PT Vozzo, S Gao, JM Thompson, DL Roter, … Journal of opioid management 15 (3), 213-228 17 2019 Incidence, distribution, and cost of lawn-mower injuries in the United States, 2006-2013 DG Hottinger, I Nasr, JK Canner, D Kattail, R Koka, D Schwengel Public health reports 133 (5), 570-577 5 2018 Pain management for nonsyndromic craniosynostosis: adequate analgesia in a pediatric cohort? D Kattail, A Macmillan, L Musavi, R Pedreira, M Faateh, R Cho, J Lopez, … Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 29 (5), 1148-1153