Kim BlakeMD

Division of General Pediatrics, Professor


Related information

Phone: 902-470-6499
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:
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Medical education research
  • Adolescent standardized patients
  • Constructive feedback
  • Gut motility


  • MBBS (St Bartholomew's Hospital University of London UK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCPC (Canada)

Research interests

Dr. Blake is a clinician researcher interested in medical education and CHARGE syndrome. She has developed the Structured Adolescent Communication Guide (SCAG) which is used for the teaching and assessment of medical students and residents in their adolescent interviewing. She is also known internationally for her research in CHARGE syndrome.

Selected publications

  • Weimer H, Day D, Siddiq I, Blake K. Peer-Assisted Feedback (PAF) in Case-Based Learning (CBL) Tutorial ls in Undergraduate Medical Education. Internet Journal of Medical Education, 2013 Vol 3, No 1
  • Kim Blake, Conny MA van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Lies Hoefsloot, Alain Verloes. Clinical utility gene card for: CHARGE syndrome. European Journal of Human Genetics, January 2015
  • Diachun LL, Klages KB, Hansen KT, Blake K, and Gordon J. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Guide: An Exploratory Analysis of a Medical Trainee Performance Evaluation Tool. Academic Medicine, Vol. 87, No. 12 / December 2012
  • Trider CL, Corsten G, Morrison D, Hefner M, Davenport S and Blake K. Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with CHARGE Syndrome. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76 (2012) 947–953
  • C. Trider, K. Blake. Case Report: Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Patient with CHARGE Syndrome. 2012 Aug 28, Otolaryngology

Selected awards and honours

  • Silver Shovel Award for Exemplary Teaching in Clerkship, 1999
  • Silver Shovel Award for Exemplary Teaching in Clerkship, 2000
  • “A Star in CHARGE Award” awarded by the parents of the International CHARGE Foundation Conference, 2001


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada)
  • Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS)
  • Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME)
  • Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
  • CHARGE Canada and CHARGE Foundation USA