Joanna HollandMD

Division of General Pediatrics, Associate Professor, Program Director Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education


Related Information

Phone: 902-470-8534
Fax: 902-470-6913
Mailing Address: 
Division of General Pediatrics
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical education
  • Patient safety


  • Pediatric Residency (University of Toronto)
  • MD (University of Toronto)
  • MSc (McGill University)
  • BSc (McGill University)


  • Assistant professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
  • Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education, Dalhousie University

Research interests

Dr. Holland’s research interests include undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and patient safety in pediatrics.

Selected publications

  • Martin, A. MacDonald, J and Holland, J.  Completeness of medication reconciliation by pediatric residents at hospital admission for asthma. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 2021. 74(1): 30-35
  • Alexandra Hudson, Robyn McLaughlin, Stephen Miller, Joanna Holland, Kim Blake. Canadian medical schools’ pre-clerkship Pediatric clinical skills curricula: How can we improve? Paediatrics and Child Health 2020. 25(8): 505-510
  • Christopher J. Parshuram et. al. for the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the EPOCH Investigators. Effect of a Pediatric Early Warning System on All-Cause Mortality in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients. The EPOCH Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018;319(10):1002-1012 (as part of EPOCH Investigator group)
  • Delva D, Sargeant J, Miller S, Holland J, Alexiadis Brown P, Leblanc C, Lightfoot K, Mann K. Encouraging residents to seek feedback. Med Teach. 2013 December 35(12):e1625-31
  • Beck CE, Choong K, Puligandla PS, Hartfield D, Holland J, Lacroix J, Friedman JN. Avoiding hypotonic solutions in paediatrics: keeping our patients safe. Paediatr Child Health 2013;18:94-95

Selected awards and hnours

  • Silver Spoon Award 2014/2015 (teaching award, chosen by Pediatric residents)
  • Certificate of Excellence in Pediatric Undergraduate Education 2013 - Undergraduate Pediatrics