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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Hosanna Au, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-813-7654, Ext. 201134
Fax: 416-813-5663
Email: hosanna.au@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Tiziana Altobelli
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7368
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5663
Alternate Email: tiziana.altobelli@sickkids.ca

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Paediatric Medicine

Brief Biography

Dr. Hosanna Au graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 2001. Dr. Au completed her resident training in paediatrics at SickKids in 2005 and was Associate Chief Resident in her final year. She is a part-time Academic Clinician in the Division of Paediatric Medicine with a focus on hospitalist medicine. She is currently enrolled in the masters of medical education at the University of Dundee in Scotland.  She is the Manager of the Paediatrics Curriculum for the second year medical students at the University of Toronto. She is a Site Director for the paediatric clerkship at SickKids, and Manager of Undergraduate Paediatric Electives. She is also on staff in the Department of Paediatrics at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Academic Background

MD, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario
1997 – 2001

LMCC, Medical Council of Canada 


MA in medical education, University of Dundee
Scotland, United Kingdom
2008 - present

Research Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Social Paediatrics
  • Advocacy

Learning Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Social Paediatrics
  • Advocacy


1. Au H, Harrison M, Ahmet A, Orsino A, Beck CE, Tallett S, Gans M, Birken C: Residents as Health Advocates:  The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Child Advocacy Initiative at the University of Toronto.  Paediatrics and Child Health 2007: 12: pp 567-571.  PA

2. Porepa M, Huber JF, Lam C, Au H, Birken CS: Kids on Kids' Health: Creating a Child Health Magazine with Students from an Urban, Multicultural, Low Income Elementary School.  Paediatrics and Child Health 2009.  C

3. Ravichandiran N, Bejuk M, Schuh S, Al-Harthy N, Shouldice M, Au H, Boutis K: Delayed Identification of Paediatric Abuse-Related Fractures.  Pediatrics 2010: 125: pp 60-66.  C

4. Luca PD, Chan M, Basak S, Segal AU, Porepa M, Pinard M, Au H, Birken CS: A Qualitative Description of the Development and Evaluation of "Our Voice", a Health Promotion Magazine Created by Pediatric Patients for Hospitalized Pediatric patients.  Hospital Pediatrics Jan 2013: 3: pp 59.  C

5. Au H, Dibden L, Kadar P, Warren D:  "A 15-month-old with bilateral upper extremity burns". Paediatrics and Child Health.  (Clinicians Corner) Oct 2013: 18 (8): e 48-e 49 CPA

6. van den Heuvel M, Au H, Levin L, Bernstein S, Ford Jones E, Martimianakis MA: "Evaluation of a social pediatrics elective - Transforming student's perspective through reflection".  Clinical Pediatrics June 2014; 53(6) pp 545-551. C