Darcy Beer

Current Leadership Positions

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Manitoba Site Lead, Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids

Clinical Focus

Dr Beer provides pediatric emergency care at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Additionally he works with the Children’s Hospital Procedural Sedation service as well as providing general pediatric care for children on the Berens River and Bloodvein First Nation Communities through the Ongomiizwin Health Services at the University of Manitoba.

Research Focus

Dr. Beer is the Manitoba Lead for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids and provides pediatric emergency medicine outreach education throughout Manitoba. Additionally, Dr. Beer is the Manitoba lead for several national and international clinical trials.


1996: Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba
2003: MD University of Manitoba
2007: Pediatrics Residency. University of Alberta
2007: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency. University of Alberta

Current Clinical Interests

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Genetic kidney disease
  • Transition to adult care


The diagnosis of concussion in pediatric emergency departments: A prospective Multicentre study.
Boutis K, Gravel J, Freedman SB, Craig W, Tang K, DeMatteo CA, Dubrovsky AS, Beer D, Burns E, Sangha G, Zemek R.
The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 54(6). 757-765.
PMID: 29685472

The impact of transport of critically ill pediatric patients on rural emergency departments in Manitoba.
Hansen G, Beer DL, Vallance JK. 
Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. 2017 Winter; 22(1):8-12.
PMID: 28234603

Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) Concussion Team. Clinical Risk Score for Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms Among Children With Acute Concussion in the ED.
Zemek R, Barrowman N, Freedman SB, Gravel J, Gagnon I, McGahern C, Aglipay M, Sangha G, Boutis K, Beer D, Craig W, Burns E, Farion KJ, Mikrogianakis A, Barlow K, Dubrovsky AS, Meeuwisse W, Gioia G, Meehan WP 3rd, Beauchamp MH, Kamil Y, Grool AM, Hoshizaki B, Anderson P, Brooks BL, Yeates KO, Vassilyadi M, Klassen T, Keightley M, Richer L, DeMatteo C, Osmond MH;
JAMA. 2016 Mar 8;315(10):1014-25. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.1203. Erratum in: JAMA. 2016 Jun 21;315(23):2624.
PMID 26954410

Variation in the diagnosis and management of appendicitis at Canadian pediatric hospitals.
Thompson G, Schuh, S, Gravel J, Reid S, Fitzpatrick E, Turner T, Beer D, Blair G, Hagel B, Nettel-Aguirre A. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 22(7):811-22.
PMID: 26130319

Darcy Beer