Notable Alumni: Pamela Hilliard

Pamela has been a dedicated clinician since graduating from the University of Toronto over 40 years ago, working at SickKids since 1978.  The majority of her career has been dedicated to the Hemophilia program at SickKids, becoming a world-renowned clinician, lecturer and researcher in this area.  She has lectured and participated in national and international conferences as an invited speaker.  She has also been involved in collaborative research projects and teaching throughout the world including North America, China, Holland, India, Thailand, Jamaica, Lithuania and Brazil.  Pamela was intimately involved in the development, testing and implementation of the use of the Joint Health Score for Hemophilia assessment throughout the world, through the International Prophylaxis Study Group. Pamela was a co-chair for the Canadian Physiotherapists in Hemophilia Care for almost 10 years and still remains an active member. 

Pamela has been a co-author of many publications (over 30) primarily in the area of Hemophilia, but also on Lymphedema. She has also dedicated many years to the Lymphedema program being a co-founder of the now Lymphedema Association of Ontario in 1997 and on the Education Committee for the Canadian Lymphedema foundation for over five years.  Pamela has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing her clinical excellence over the years including the University of Toronto Exceptional Achievement Award in 2010 (Practitioner Category), the Canadian Hemophilia Society Award of Appreciation in 2003, and the Ann Harrington Award presented by Hemophilia Ontario in 2016.  Pamela continues to be involved in ongoing clinical research, teaching, national and international activities to further the field of knowledge and practice of physiotherapy in the area of Hemophilia.  Since graduating, Pamela has also been a lecturer at the University of Toronto and mentors students from the Physiotherapy program, several of which are now employed at SickKids.