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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Sumit Gupta, MD, PhD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Oncologist and Clinician Investigator
Haematology/Oncology

Research Institute
Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Assistant Professor
Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Assistant Professor
Institute of Medical Sciences

Other Positions

Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences
Cancer Research Program
Adjunct Scientist

Unit for Policy and Economics Research in Childhood Cancer (PERCC)
Chair


Fax: (416) 813-5327
Email: sumit.gupta@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Jackie Anucha
Alternate Phone: (416) 813-7654 ext. 203297
Alternate Fax: (416) 813-5327
Alternate Email: jackie.anucha@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Sumit Gupta joined the staff at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 2014.  He is a Paediatric Oncologist in the Division of Haematology/Oncology.

Dr. Gupta received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2005. He then completed both a residency in paediatrics and a fellowship in paediatric haematology/oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Gupta completed his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology (Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation) at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Gupta’s main research goal is to identify and improve the outcomes of vulnerable subpopulations of children with cancer. To this end, he currently has two main lines of research.  The first involves using health administrative data to answer important clinical and policy relevant questions. Examples include building a detailed population-based database of all Ontario adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, or identifying the mental health care use of childhood cancer survivors and their family members. The second involves collaborating with international partners to improve the outcomes for children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS). He is currently the Associate Chair of the upcoming Lancet Oncology Commission on sustainable pediatric cancer care, which will build an investment case for childhood cancer treatment in LMICS. He is also the chair of the unit for policy and economics research in childhood cancer (PERCC), with collaborations in multiple locations including Chile and Ghana.

Dr. Gupta is also currently a member of the Children’s Oncology Group acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) committee and is the co-chair of the upcoming ALL Study ALL1731. 

Clinical Care Activities 

  • Physician – Inpatient care of children with leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Chair – Registry working group of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative

Research Interests

  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Health services research
  • Population-based data
  • Cancer registries
  • Optimizing outcomes for children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries

External Funding

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand
  • Garron Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Cancer Australia
  • Brocher Foundation
  • National Cancer Institute, Center for Global Health
  • C17 Research Network
  • Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)

Achievements

  • 2013 – Best poster award recipient in clinical medicine for work examining impact of patient ethnicity on available donor sources among children referred for stem cell transplant, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO).
  • 2013 – Best SIOP poster award recipient in the epidemiology category for systematic review examining the impact of socioeconomic status upon survival among children with cancer, 45th Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).
  • 2013 – Awarded by the Division of Postgraduate Medical Education to candidate residents based on the quality of the candidate and his or her research, Joseph M. West Family Memorial Fund.
  • 2013 – Awarded by the Division of Postgraduate Medical Education to candidate residents based on the quality of the candidate and his or her research, Elizabeth Arbuthnot Dyson Fellowship.
  • 2013 – Prestigious medal awarded by the Faculty of Medicine based on quality of candidate and his or her research, Starr Medal.
  • 2013 – Awarded by the Division of Postgraduate Medical Education to candidate residents based on the quality of the candidate and his or her research, Edward Christie Stevens Fellowship.
  • 2013 – Awarded to candidates pursuing research degrees and engaged in research relevant to paediatrics, based on quality of research and the potential of the candidate, Hilda and William Courtney Clayton Paediatric Graduate Award.
  • 2013 – Awarded to PhD students engaged in research in one of several disease entities based on quality of research and the potential of the candidate, Peterborough KM Hunter Graduate Studentship.
  • 2013 – Sponsored by Academy Health and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and awarded to students with the high potential to contribute to the reduction of disparities in in paediatrics through paediatric health services research or health policy, Child Health Services Research Student Scholarship.
  • 2012 – Prestigious medal awarded by the Faculty of Medicine based on quality of candidate and his or her research, Starr Medal.
  • 2012 – Awarded by the Division of Postgraduate Medical Education to candidate residents based on the quality of the candidate and his or her research, Edward Christie Stevens Fellowship.
  • 2012 – Awarded by the Division of Postgraduate Medical Education to candidate residents based on the quality of the candidate and his or her research, Chisolm Memorial Fellowship.
  • 2012 – Awarded to candidates pursuing research degrees and engaged in research relevant to pediatrics, based on quality of research and the potential  of the candidate, Hilda and William Courtney Clayton Paediatric Graduate Award.
  • 2012 – Awarded to PhD students engaged in research in one of several disease entities based on quality of research and the potential of the candidate, Peterborough KM Hunter Graduate Studentship.
  • 2011 – Project on “Families as Partners in Patient Safety Award” examining utility of end of treatment bone marrow aspirates in acute lymphoblastic leukemia and measuring the impact of dissemination, The Hospital for Sick Children 7th Annual Patient Safety Symposium.
  • 2011 – 2nd place poster award recipient in Masters stream for work examining patterns of treatment related mortality in ALL in Central America, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation Research Day, University of Toronto.
  • 2010 – Best poster award recipient in clinical medicine for work examining barriers to the delivery of prompt antibiotics for children with febrile neutropenia in the Emergency Department, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO).

Media Links

CTV interview on receiving the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Grant
Huffington Post blog for childhood cancer awareness month 
Al Jazeera interview for childhood cancer awareness month 

Publications

Visit Google Scholar for a current listing of Dr. Gupta's publications.