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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Tony Barozzino, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Physician

Associate Staff Physician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Other Positions

St. Michael's Hospital
Staff Physician

St. Michael's Hospital
Community Outreach and Ambulatory Services

St. Michael's Hospital
Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Associate Scientist

Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Staff Physician

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

Phone: 416-864-6060 x6563
Fax: 416-864-6073
Email: barozzinot@smh.ca

Brief Biography

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


Top publications:

  1. Kumar MM, Nisenbaum R, Barozzino T, Sgro M, Bonifacio HJ, Maguire JL.  Housing and sexual health among street involved youth.  Journal of Primary Prevention 2015; 36(5): 301-309.
  2. Sgro M, Campbell D, Barozzino T, Shah V. Acute neurological findings in a national cohort of neonates with severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Journal of Perinatology 2011; 31(6): 392-396.
  3. Ford-Jones L, Atkinson A,  Koren G, Jarvis A, Barozzino T, McCrindle B, Birken C, Deneman, D, Hahn C, Uleryk E, Goldberg E, Johnstone J, Levin L, Feldman M, Shouldice M, Mistry N, Bernstein S, Cohen S, Yinge E, Cory E, Wittenberg J, Saxena R, Thompson G, Banerji A, Rossi M, Nulman I, Chapman LA, Williams R. A new social pediatrics elective - A tool for moving to life course developmental health. Journal of Pediatrics 2012; 160(3): 357-358.e2