Silvana Barone

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Silvana Barone is a 2nd year Hecht-Levi Fellow with the Berman Institute of Bioethics and completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins in June 2017. Her clinical and research interests involve the care of children with complex medical conditions and how to improve communication between health care providers to ensure good longitudinal care for these children. In fellowship, she will explore the practical and ethical issues that impact decision-making and goals of care for the families of these children. Her current research employs Photovoice methodology to gain insight on the home lives of families caring for children with complex, chronic medical conditions.

Silvana attended McGill University where she graduated with First Class Honours with a BSc in Psychology (Hons). She was the recipient of the Major Hiram Mills Medal as well as the Dow-Hickson and William MacDonald Scholarships. As an undergraduate, she participated in research related to the association between mood disorders and chronic lung and heart disease and participated in a review and critical analysis of issues and controversies surround prescription privileges for psychologists. She received her MD from the Université de Montréal and completed her Pediatric Residency training at the CHU Sainte-Justine in 2014 where she was Chief Resident from 2012-2013 and a member of the Pediatric Residency Program Committee. She has worked in Montreal, QC as a general pediatric hospitalist since 2014.

Selected Publications

Barone S, Unguru Y. Medicine and Society. Should Euthanasia Be Considered Iatrogenic? AMA Journal of Ethics 2017;19(8):802-814.

Barone S, Labrecque M, Campbell TS, Ditto B, Bacon SL, Lavoie KL. The association between atopy and anxiety sensitivity in adult asthmatics. J Behav Med 2008;31:331-339.

Lavoie KL, Barone S. Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: A Comprehensive Review and Critical Analysis of Current Issues and Controversies. CNS Drugs 2006;20(1):51-66.

Barone S. Using motivational communication to optimize patient adherence and outcomes in pediatric asthma.

Oral Concurrent Session presentation at the Canadian Respiratory Conference; April 2014, Calgary, Alberta.