Stientje Rai
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Esther Rai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Rai earned her medical degree in 2008 from the Medical University of the Americas, St. Kitts & Nevis. She completed her pediatric residency training at Michigan State University in 2012, before returning to Canada to attend Western University, to complete her fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in 2015. She subsequently completed Western University’s Clinical Investigator Program in 2016.

Dr. Rai’s academic interest lies in Quality Improvement (QI) in neonatal care – with a focus in QI related to neonatal growth and nutrition, as well as neonatal outreach education, and nosocomial infection prevention. She has implemented numerous evidence-based guidelines and chairs several quality improvement committees including the neonatal nutrition committee. Dr. Rai is the site-investigator for EPIQ (Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality), which focuses on implementing evidence-based best practices in NICUs across Canada, to improve quality of care and outcomes.
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