Lisa Isaac MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Lisa Isaac

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-7445
F: (416) 813-7543


The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8


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Clinical Interests

acute pain, chronic pain, pediatric anesthesia

Research Interests

acute pain, chronic pain, pediatric anesthesia

Dr. Isaac is a staff anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is especially interested in the management of chronic pain in pediatric patients, particularly lidocaine and opioid use in children. Some of her most recent research involves not only chronic pain management, but also the use of web- and mobile-based self-management programs for the treatment of chronic pain in children and youth.



Hospital for Sick Children Pain Centre Seed Grants Competition:  $22650 November 2014 “A Pilot Study of lidocaine infusions for the management of chronic pain in children” Isaac L., Pehora C., Ito S., Tyrrell J.,  Crawford M.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Stinson, J. N., Lalloo, C., Harris, L., Isaac, L., Campbell, F., Brown, S., … Karim, A. (2014). iCanCope with PainTM: User-centred design of a web- and mobile-based self-management program for youth with chronic pain based on identified health care needs. Pain Research & Management : The Journal of the Canadian Pain Society, 19(5), 257–265.
  2. Borges, B. C. R., Wong, G., Isaac, L., & Hayes, J. (2014). Unusual presentation of postdural puncture headache requiring repeat epidural blood patch in a 4‐year‐old child. Pediatric Anesthesia, 24(5), 541-543. doi:10.1111/pan.12330
  3. Pagé, M. G., Campbell, F., Isaac, L., Stinson, J., & Katz, J. (2013). Parental risk factors for the development of pediatric acute and chronic postsurgical pain: a longitudinal study. Journal of Pain Research, 6, 727–741.
  4. Isaac, L., Brown, S., Tyrrell, J. & McGrath, P.(201303). Chronic Opioid Therapy in Childhood and Adolescence. In Expert Decision Making on Opioid Treatment. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 30 Sep. 2015, from
  5. Lalloo, C. B. H. S., Stinson, J. N., Brown, S. C., Campbell, F., Isaac, L., & Henry, J. L. (2014). Pain-QuILT: Assessing clinical feasibility of a web-based tool for the visual self-report of pain in an interdisciplinary pediatric chronic pain clinic. Clinical Journal of Pain, 30(11), 934-943. doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000049
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