PEM Fellow Education Lead

Maya Harel-Sterling


Dr. Harel-Sterling is a paediatric emergency physician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She completed her PEM fellowship and POCUS fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Health Practitioner Teacher Education through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is leading POCUS training initiatives for the PEM fellows, and is involved in medical education research, especially as it relates to competency setting and education in point-of-care ultrasound.

Selected Publications

  • Harel-Sterling, M., Diallo, M., Santhirakumaran, S., Maxim, T., & Tessaro, M. (2019). Emergency Department Resource Use in Pediatric Pneumonia: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasonography versus Chest Radiography. Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine38(2), 407–414. 
  • Harel-Sterling, M., Dai, R., Moraes, T. J., Boutis, K., Eiwegger, T., Narang, I., Lepine, C., Brydges, M. G., Dubeau, A., Subbarao, P., & Schuh, S. (2020). Test for respiratory and asthma control in preschool kids in the emergency department as a predictor of wheezing exacerbations. Pediatric pulmonology55(2), 338–345. 
  • Weidman, D., Scott, O., Jewitt, N., Jamal, A., Harel-Sterling, M., Au, H., & Punnett, A. (2019). PedLER: Pediatric Longitudinal Experience with Residents. Canadian medical education journal10(1), e134–e136.
  • Sterling, M., Al-Ismaili, Z., McMahon, K. R., Piccioni, M., Pizzi, M., Mottes, T., Lands, L. C., Abish, S., Fleming, A. J., Bennett, M. R., Palijan, A., Devarajan, P., Goldstein, S. L., O’Brien, M. M., & Zappitelli, M. (2017). Urine biomarkers of acute kidney injury in noncritically ill, hospitalized children treated with chemotherapy. Pediatric blood & cancer64(10), 10.1002/pbc.26538.