SickKids Neonatal Neurocritical Care

SickKids Neonatal Neurocritical Care

Dedicated to the care of infants with brain injury, the SickKids Neonatal Neurocritical Care Unit’s multidisciplinary team of professionals provide exemplary clinical service for patient’s and their families, work to advance novel, cutting-edge research, and provide specialized outreach and education for trainees and staff.

Clinical Service

We provide advanced neurocritical care service to infants with:

  • Preterm Brain Injury including intraventricular hemorrhage, white matter injury and post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation.
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy
  • Acute Symptomatic Seizures
  • CNS Infection
  • Stroke
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Brain malformations


The Hospital for Sick Children Divisions of Neonatology and Neurology offer a one- or two-year Neonatal Neurology Fellowship. The position offers comprehensive training in Neonatal Neurology with emphasis on clinical evaluation, bedside monitoring tools (e.g. amplitude-integrated EEG and continuous EEG, Near Infra-red Spectroscopy), and advanced MRI techniques.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact neonatal neurology fellowship directors Dr. Emily Tam ( and Dr. Amr El Shahed (


Our team is using advanced magnetic resonance (MR) and neurophysiological techniques to understand the causes of brain injury and promote optimal neurodevelopment in high-risk newborns.

Examples of publications can be found in this link Neonatal Neurosciences – SickKids.






Meet our Team


Clinical Co-Directors

Dr. Hilary Whyte, Neonatology

Dr. Steven Miller, Neurology

Dr. Mehmet Cizmeci, Neonatology

Dr. Emily Tam, Neurology

Research Co-Directors

Education Co-Directors

Dr. Brian Kalish, Neonatology

Dr. Emily Tam, Neurology

Dr. Amr El Shahed, Neonatology

Dr. Vann Chau, Neurology

Program Leads

Staff Members

Diane Wilson, NNP, Neonatal Neurocritical Care 

Vanna Kazazian, NNP, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Care

Dr. Linh Ly, Neonatology

Dr. Cecil Hahn, Neurology