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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Poorva Desphande, MBBS, MD, MRCPCH(UK)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Neonatologist

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Other Positions

Mount Sinai Hospital
Staff Neonatologist

Phone: 416-586-4800 x7213
Fax: 416-586-8745
Email: poorva.deshpande@sinaihealthsystem.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Poorva Deshpande completed her paediatric residency training in the UK and moved to Canada in 2009 to join the University of Toronto tri-hospital Neonatal–Perinatal Fellowship Program. In 2015, she joined Mount Sinai Hospital as a Junior Staff Neonatologist.

Academic Background

Medical School - NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India
Residency - West Midlands Deanery and University College London Hospital, UK Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK
Fellowship - Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program, University of Toronto, Canada

Research Interests

Neonatal Cerebral Hemodynamics, Neonatal Hemodynamics and Echocardiography, Neonatal Cerebral Monitoring


Top publications:

  1. Jain A, Deshpande P, Shah P. Peripherally inserted central catheter associated complication rates in relation to catheter tip position in neonates. Journal of Perinatology 2013; 33(4): 307-312
  2. Deshpande P, Jain A, Shah PS. Outcomes associated with catheter retention vs. removal after diagnosis of catheter associated infections in neonates. The Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2016; 29(24): 4082-2097.
  3. Giesinger RE, Bailey LJ, Deshpande P, McNamara PJ. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and therapeutic hypothermia: The hemodynamic perspective. Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 180: 22-30.e2

Full bibliography