I am interested in ensuring that pediatricians provide high quality, family centered care for hospitalized children. My research at BC Children's Hospital focuses on understanding quality gaps and patient safety risks in the hospital environment, and developing collaborative solutions to address these. Currently, I work closely with the antimicrobial stewardship program, where I study how we can optimize our use of antibiotic treatment for hospitalized children, and how the emergence of antibiotic resistance affects patient care and outcomes. I am also working on a project to improve vaccination rates for children at high risk of severe infection, including hospitalized children who often miss out on routine vaccines.


First pediatric electronic algorithm to stratify risk of penicillin allergy.
Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology : official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Roberts H and Soller L and Ng K and Chan ES and Roberts A and Kang K and Hildebrand KJ and Wong T
DOI: 10.1186/s13223-020-00501-6
PubMed: 33292528

Health care providers must be alert for violence against children during the pandemic.
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Kang KT and Jain N
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.75780
PubMed: 32660941

Non-invasive assessment of aortic stiffness and blood pressure in young Turner syndrome patients
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Danya A. Fox and Kristopher T. Kang and James E. Potts and Timothy J. Bradley and Laura L. Stewart and Janis M. Dionne and George G.S. Sandor
DOI: 10.1515/jpem-2018-0346

Third-generation cephalosporin-resistant urinary tract infections in children presenting to the paediatric emergency department.
Paediatrics & child health
Kang KT and Ng K and Kendrick J and Tilley P and Ting J and Rassekh S and Murthy S and Roberts A
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy175
PubMed: 32296278

Placing Equity at the Core of Global Health Research: Time for an Expanded Ethical Framework?
Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics
Kristopher T. Kang and Niranjan Kissoon and Ashley Roberts
DOI: 10.1007/s40746-015-0019-3

Management of Influenza Infection in Children and Pregnant Women in BC, An Update
British Columbia Medical Journal

Systems for Pediatric Sepsis: A Global Survey
West Indian Medical Journal
KT Kang and HK Chandler and V Espinosa and N Kissoon
DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2013.326

Current management of focal atrial tachycardia in children: a multicenter experience.
Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology
DOI: 10.1161/circep.113.001423
PubMed: 25015944

Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia in children: a multicenter experience.
Heart rhythm
DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.04.033
PubMed: 24769425


Current Projects
Epidemiology and management of gram negative infections in children at BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital. This work includes several clinical research studies to explore the incidence, epidemiology, management, and outcomes of gram negative infections, as well as to understand the risk factors associated with multidrug resistance.

Targeting inpatients to increase vaccination rates for children at risk of severe infection. This is a quality improvement initiative to address the problem of undervaccination in hospitalized children. This project is supported through the Hudson Scholars Program in Pediatric Medicine and involves collaboration with the Vaccine Evaluation Center.

Implementation and evaluation of a modified algorithm for oseltamivir use to treat influenza infection. This is a combined quality improvement/clinical research study designed to improve evidence-based care and clinical outcomes for children and pregnant women with influenza infection.

Honours & Awards

Hudson Scholars Program in Pediatric Medicine, 2016

UBC Pediatric Postgraduate Medical Education Award, "Rookie of the Year", 2016