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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Priscilla Chiu, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Surgeon
General and Thoracic Surgery

Research Institute
Team Investigator
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery

Phone: 416-813-6405
Fax: 416-813-7477
Email: priscilla.chiu@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Jennifer Ionson
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6405
Alternate Email: jennifer.ionson@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Priscilla Chiu joined the Division of Paediatric Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2005. She was educated at Queen’s University where she received her MD before moving on to a comprehensive surgical internship at the Toronto General Hospital in 1991. She was admitted into the Gallie Program at the University of Toronto in 1992 where she undertook additional research training in the Surgeon-Scientist and Clinician Investigator Programs, completing her PhD in 2002 in the research lab of Dr. Jayne Danska. In addition to her surgical training, she completed a critical care fellowship in 2003 and her pediatric surgery residency in 2005.

Further to her clinical interest in paediatric chest surgery, Dr. Chiu has a special research interest in human T-cell development and T-cell neoplasms. Dr. Chiu is a team investigator in the  SickKids Research Institute and her research work involves lymphocyte developmental biology and leukemia/lymphoma animal models. Her recent publications include both basic science and clinical research into respiratory and malignant conditions.

Read more about Dr. Chiu on the Regenerative Medicine website.


Leukemia-initiating cells in human T-lymphoblastic leukemia exhibit glucocorticoid resistance.  PPL Chiu, H Jiang and JE Dick, 2010 Blood 116(24):5268-79; pre-published online Sept 1, 2010.  PA

Are we making a real difference? Update on 'hidden mortality' in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia? K Mah, PPL Chiu, PCW Kim, 2011 Fetal Diag Therapy 29(1):40-5; pre-published online Sept. 4, 2010.  CPA

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Lung:head ratio and lung volume for prediction of outcome.  MA Alfaraj,  PS. Shah, D Bohn,  S Pantazi, K O’Brien,  PPL Chiu, R Gaiteiro, G Ryan, 2011 Am J Obstet Gynecol 205(1):43.e1-8. Pre-published online Feb 24, 2011. CPA

Preserving bowel length with a transluminal stent in neonates with multiple intestinal anastomoses: a case series and review of the literature. RLP Romão, D Ozgediz, N De Silva, PPL Chiu, J Langer, PW Wales, 2011 J Pediatr Surg 46(7):1368-1372 C

Multi-institutional follow up of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients reveals severe disability and variations in practice. A Safavi, A Synnes, K O'Brien, M Chiang, E Skarsgard, P Chiu, Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network, 2012 J Pediatr Surg 47(5):836-41. PA

What is the best prosthetic material for patch repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia? Comparison and meta-analysis of porcine intestinal submucosa and polytetrafluoroethylene. RLP Romao, A Nar, PPL Chiu, JC Langer, 2012 J Pediatr Surg 47(8):1496-500. C

Morbidity and long-term follow up in CDH patients. PPL Chiu, H IJsselstijn, 2012 Eur J Pediatr Surg 22(5):384-92. PA

Thoracoscopic repair of neonatal congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH): improved outcomes after a systematic quality improvement process. T Jancelewicz, JC Langer, M Chiang, A Bonnard, M Zamakhshary, PPL Chiu, 2013 J Pediatr Surg 48(2):321-5. PA

Late surgical outcomes among congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients: why long-term follow up with surgeons is recommended. T Jancelewicz, M Chiang, PPL Chiu, 2013 J Pediatr Surg May;48(5): 935-41 PA

Minimally invasive fetal therapy for hydropic lung masses: three different approaches and review of the literature. D Baud, R Windrim, J Kachura, A Jeffries, J Langer,  S Pantazi, J Forsey, R Chaturvedi, E Jaeggi, S Keating, P Chiu, G Ryan, 2013  Ultrasound in Obstet Gynecol  Oct;42(4):440-8. Epub 2013 Sep 12. C

New insights into congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)- a surgeon’s introduction to CDH animal models. PPL Chiu, 2014. Frontiers Pediatr Feb 2:36. Epub 2014 Apr 29. PA

B Haliburton, M Mouzaki, M Chiang, V Scaini, M Marcon, TJ Moraes, PPL Chiu. Long-term nutritional morbidity for congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors: failure to thrive extends well into childhood and adolescence. J Pediatr Surg 2014. Manuscript accepted. Principal Author.