Dr. Kim Blake is a professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been researching in CHARGE syndrome over the last 35 years and has published extensively. She has answered research questions concerning post-operative airway events, sleep apnea, bone health, cranial nerve abnormalities and gastrointestinal issues. In the last 10 years Dr. Blake has partnered with Dr. Jason Berman and they have developed a zebra-fish-model of CHARGE syndrome to answer further research questions.
Dr. Blake’s other professional interest is in medical education research. She has developed the Structured Communication Adolescent Guide (SCAG). This is a validated programmatic assessment tool used to provide feedback to trainees from real Adolescent patients and Adolescent Standardized Patients (SP’s).