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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Robin Deliva

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rehabilitation Services

Brief Biography

Robin Deliva is a physiotherapist with the SickKids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre, specifically with the heart and lung transplant programs. Robin’s clinical and research interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes and long-term health and fitness in transplant recipients. Robin has a status appointment as Lecturer with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.  Robin is actively involved in transplant associations, including the Canadian Society of Transplant. Robin helped to bring a team of transplant recipients from SickKids to participate in the World Transplant Games in 2007 and 2009 as part of Team Canada.

Research Interests

Exercise outcomes in children following heart and lung transplant

Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children following heart and lung transplant

Long-term health following heart and lung transplant


Deliva, R. D., A. Hassall, Manlhiot, C.Solomon, M.McCrindle, B. W. Dipchand, A.I. (2012). "Effects of an Acute, Outpatient Physiotherapy Exercise Program Following Pediatric Heart or Lung Transplantation." Pediatric Transplantation 16: 879-886.