KAREN PAPE, MD, FRCPC, was a neonatologist and clinical neuroscientist. Her ground-breaking work and approach to understanding brain recovery and neuroplasticity in the infant brain spans over thirty years of research and clinical work.
She was the Director of the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic at Toronto’s renowned SickKids Hospital, with an additional research fellowship in Neonatal Pathology and Ultrasound Brain Scans at Hammersmith Hospital in London, UK. She was the Founder and Director of The Magee Clinic in Toronto, where she developed a new personalized treatment approach, treating more than 5,000 children and adults with early onset brain injury. She published and lectured widely, conducting over 200 training workshops and conferences for parents, therapists, and physicians throughout North America and internationally in 12 countries.
In the last two years of her life she began developing what has now become the Dr. Karen Pape Program in Neuroplasticity at SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Focused on transforming outcomes for infants and children affected by early brain injury, the Program is translating evidence-based research about neuroplasticity into leading-edge clinical care.