Dr. Roxanne Kirsch joined the Hospital for Sick Children in 2016 in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Division of Cardiac Critical Care, and in the Department of Bioethics. Dr. Kirsch was previously on faculty at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 2009 as a Cardiac Intensivist. She completed a Masters degree in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
Her academic work focuses on the ethical and social challenges of stopping advanced therapies, end of life care, and use of non-beneficial ICU therapies in terminal illness. Her interests include improving patient care delivery by enhancing health care workers’ facility in understanding and dealing with the ethical issues intendant to pediatric critical care and cardiology.