St. Michael’s Hospital

Our NICU

  • St. Michael’s NICU is a 20-24 bed advanced care critical unit closely partnered with a high-risk maternal fetal-medicine team (high risk obstetrics) and general obstetrical/family medicine/midwifery group.   
  • St Michael’s Hospital (SMH) is an academic urban hospital with specialized expertise in inner city health, including perinatal exposures and infections.
  • There are 3000 deliveries per year with a busy perinatal-neonatal service.
  • The 20-bed advanced level II NICU has the ability to manage short-term ventilation and CPAP.
  • There is a strong academic focus with opportunities for simulation-based training and supervision of junior trainees.
  • Outpatient ambulatory paediatric clinic opportunities are also available, including a regional neonatal follow up clinic, general and subspecialty paediatric consultation clinics, and outreach clinics in family health and school based clinic

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Neonatologists

Doug Campbell MSc, MD, FRCPC
Director of NICU & Deputy Chief of Pediatrics

Doug Campbell MSc, MD, FRCPC

Director of NICU & Deputy Chief of Pediatrics

 

Dr. Douglas Campbell is currently the Director of NICU and the Deputy Chief of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital, a busy inner city level IIc NICU in downtown Toronto. He is also the Medical Director of the Allan Waters Family Simulation Center at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is cross-appointed at the Hospital for Sick Children, where he works as a Staff Neonatologist. Dr. Campbell’s academic rank at the University of Toronto is that of an Associate Professor within the Department of Pediatrics.

His two main areas of interest are clinical neonatology (nutrition and ventilation) and the use of simulation for neonatal resuscitation team-training. Dr. Campbell’s clinical neonatal experience and simulation background has formed a large part of his academic career as an educator, administrator and researcher. He has received simulation training at Stanford University at the Center for Advanced Perinatal Education (CAPE) and is the current simulation co-lead, at the University of Toronto’s Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Campbell is a past member of the Canadian Paediatric Society National Resuscitation Program (NRP) Executive Committee and past Chair of the NRP Research Committee. International recognition for my work in simulation has included election to the Board of Directors of the International Paediatric Simulation Society (IPSS).

Research Interests

Clinical neonatology (nutrition and ventilation) and the use of simulation for neonatal resuscitation
team-training.

 

St. Michael’s Hospital
Deputy Chief of Pediatrics
Director, NICU
Medical Director, Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre

University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Paediatrics

 
Bibliography:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=campbell%20dm%5BAuthor%5D

Other Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff, Neonatology

Email: campbelld@unityhealth.to

Michael Sgro MD, FRCPC
Chief of Pediatrics

Michael Sgro MD, FRCPC

Chief of Pediatrics

Dr. Michael Sgro is the Chief of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Sgro held the position of Director Research for the last 15 years. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He has a cross-appointment to the Department of Neonatology and the Department of General Pediatrics at SickKids. He is a General Consultant Pediatrician with an interest in children with chronic illnesses working with Toronto’s urban health populations. His clinical work focuses on neonatology, children with physical and developmental disabilities and as well, he acts as the medical consultant Pediatrician to the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SickKids.

Dr. Sgro has a research keen interest in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and neonatal sepsis, particularly looking at severe hyperbilirubinemia and the incidence of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy. This research has resulted in a number of peer reviewed publications and as well he has developed a reputation both nationally and internationally as an expert in the fields of FASD, sepsis and neonatal jaundice. This is supported by the number of publications, presentations, successful grant applications and committee memberships.

Academic Background

1992-93   Associate Chief Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
1991-92   Third Year Pediatric Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
1990-91   Second Year Pediatric Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
1989-90   Comprehensive Pediatric Internship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
1985-89   Doctor of Medicine, University of Western, Ontario

Research Interests

Sepsis Neonatal, Hyperbilirubinemia, FASD, Jaundice, Rh Disease

 

St. Michael’s Hospital
Chief, Pediatrics
Associate Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Associate Scientist, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Paediatrics
Associate Staff Physician, Institute of Medical Science

Bibliography:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=sgro+m%5BAuthor%5D+OR+sgro+md%5BAuthor%5D+NOT+sgro+mp%5BAuthor%5D+NOT+sgro+mj%5BAuthor%5D


Other Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff, Neonatology
Associate Staff Physician, Paediatric Medicine

Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Staff Physician, Paediatrics

Email: sgrom@@unityhealth.to

Tony Barozzino MD, FRCPC
Staff Physician

Tony Barozzino MD, FRCPC

Staff Physician

Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital and formerly served as Chief of Pediatrics from 2001 to 2012. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  

He has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Pediatric Society sponsored Caring for Kids New to Canada Web Resource, an online, bilingual free access site developed for health professionals and others who care for immigrant/refugee children, youth and families. He now is Chair of the Caring for Kids New to Canada Task Force, which hopes to lead the charge to improve healthcare and health outcomes in immigrant refugee children and youth in Canada by advancing research, education and clinical care provision to this at-risk population.

He has worked as a Consultant Pediatrician in downtown Toronto for over 20 years with particular expertise in neonatology, developmental/school issues and care of the medically complex child.  He has developed a specialized pediatric care model for South East Toronto, focusing on inner city children/youth and their particular issues as seen through the lens of the social determinants of health.  

His administrative leadership has resulted in St. Michael’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics being at the forefront of clinical care provision, education and research around socially disadvantaged children and their families.  The Pediatric Outreach initiatives, Developmental Services Team, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Diagnostic Clinic, School Based Health Clinic and the Infectious Diseases/Immigrant Health Clinics are but a few of the successful developments with regards to clinical care in this area.  

Academic Background

1985-89   Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
1983-85   Faculty of Science, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, ON
1992-93   Associate Chief Pediatric Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, ON
1989-92   Pediatric Medicine Residency Program, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Research Interests

Neonatology, Developmental / School Issues, Care of the Medically Complex Child, Immigrant / Refugee Child Health

 

St. Michael’s Hospital
Staff Physician, Paediatrics
Director, Community Outreach and Ambulatory Services
Associate Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Paediatrics

Bibliography:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Barozzino%2C%20Tony%5BAuthor%5D

Other Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff, Neonatology
Associate Staff Physician, Paediatric MEdicine

Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Staff, Paediatrics

Children and Youth New to Canada, Canadian Pediatric Society
Caring for Kids New to Canada Task Force, Chair

Email: barozzinot@unityhealth.to

Sohail Cheema, MD
Staff Neonatologist

Sohail Cheema, MD

Staff Neonatologist

Dr. Cheema completed his medical training in the United Kingdom as a pediatrician with a special interest in neonatology. In 2001, Dr. Cheema came to Canada to work as a pediatric fellow in neonatal transport medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children and after two years became a staff pediatrician. He is a keen educator and is involved in numerous undergraduate teaching initiatives. He is a member of the Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Committee at the University of Toronto which oversees the pediatric section of undergraduate teaching, including curriculum and examination materials. Dr. Cheema is the lead physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in teaching and mentoring all undergraduate students of the University of Toronto.

 

St. Michael’s Hospital
Staff Neonatologist, Paediatrics

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics

 
Bibliography:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=(Cheema%2C+Sohail%5BAuthor%5D)

Other Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff, Neonatology

Email: cheemas@@unityhealth.to

Ethel Ying, MD
Staff Neonatologist

Ethel Ying, MD

Staff Neonatologist

Dr. Ying’s clinical interests include the follow-up care of the preterm population including developmental outcomes and nutrition. These interests led to the development of the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2003 and in 2013, the implementation of a nutrition follow-up Clinic for extremely low birth weight neonates. She is also interested in the importance of the active participation of
families in the care of NICU population, leading to the implementation of family integrated care model within the St. Michael’s Hospital NICU in 2016. Her current research focus is parental and neonatal
outcomes with Family Integrated Care in an advanced Level 2 NICU setting and is participating
in a multi-site study to evaluate these outcomes.

 

St. Michael’s Hospital
Staff Neonatologist, Paediatrics

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics

 

Other Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff, Neonatology

Email: ethel.ying@@unityhealth.to

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