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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Alejandro Floh, MD, FRCPC, MSc.

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Cardiac Critical Care

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics
Faculty of Medicine

Phone: 416-813-7654, Ext. 203282
Fax: 416-813-7299
Email: alejandro.floh@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Donna Cuscuna
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654, Ext. 202765
Alternate Email: Donna.Cuscuna@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Floh joined as a staff physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine in July 2013. In addition to his clinical responsibilities attending in the cardiac critical care unit, he is a physician member of the Single Ventricle team. 

Academic Background

2001 - Graduated from the University of Toronto medical school

2005 – Completed paediatric training in the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton 

2008 – Completed fellowship training in paediatric cardiology  

2010 – Completed fellowship training in paediatric critical care medicine 

2015 – Graduated with Masters degree in epidemiology through the Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation Institute, University of Toronto 

Research Interests

1) Inflammation and metabolism following cardiopulmonary bypass 

2) Nutrition delivery and metabolic support in critically ill children 

3) Delivery of High Value Care in Critical Care and hospital setting

Research projects:

1) Randomized study of early nutritional delivery on glucose control, insulin resistance and systemic inflammation following pediatric cardiac surgery 

2) The association between enteral feeds and necrotising enterocolitis in neonates with congenital heart disease 

3) Comparison of Del Nido cardioplegia and conventional blood cardioplegia in pediatric open-heart surgery 

4) Association of systemic steroids and health care associated infections with Candida species in critically ill paediatric patients

Research, Education and Clinical Hub:



Teaching and Education Awards: 

Nominated July 2014 

Frank S. Rutledge Award of Excellence in Critical Care Teaching, Critical Care Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada 

Developed in partnership between the Critical Care Western at the University of Western Ontario and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS), this award is an important opportunity to recognize those who have made a remarkable contribution to the future leaders of critical care in Canada. We encourage you for taking the time to acknowledge Canada’s outstanding clinical teachers in memory of one of our very best teachers, Dr. Frank S. Rutledge. 

Distinctions and Research Awards Received:

Harris-Kassie Research Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2010-2012.  (Distinction) 

John Edmond Teaching Award, The Hospital for Sick Children. (Postgraduate MD) 

Pediatric Resident of the Year, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 2004. (Distinction) 

Dr. Allan E. Gross Scholarship, University of Toronto. 2000. (Distinction) 

Walter F. Watkins Scholarship, University of Toronto. 2000. (Distinction)