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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Peter Gill, MD, DPhil, MSc, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor (Status-only)
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME)

Other Positions

University of Oxford
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)
Honorary Fellow

Phone: 416-813-7654 X228525

External Email: peter.gill@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Erin Crawford
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654x228525
Alternate Email: erin.crawford@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Peter Gill is a Clinician-Investigator in the Division of Paediatric Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children and an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gill holds a MD from the University of Alberta (2006-2014), and a DPhil in Primary Health Care and MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar (2009-2013). Dr. Gill completed his residency training in paediatrics at SickKids from 2014 to 2018.

Dr. Gill’s primary areas of clinical practice are paediatric inpatient care and outpatient consultant general paediatrics. His research focuses on improving the care and outcomes for hospitalized children with highly prevalent and cumulatively costly conditions. He conducts outcomes-based research focused on paediatric inpatient care using a range of research methodologies, including systematic reviews, administrative database analyses, observational studies, and pragmatic clinical trials.

Dr. Gill is a member of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Advisory Board, the CMAJ Editorial Advisory Board, and the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Editorial Board. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Dr. Gill also co-founded the open-source paediatric medical education website PedsCases which has over 2.7 million podcast downloads. 

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), MD/PhD Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 2006-2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 2009-2013
  • Master of Science (MSc), Evidence-Based Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 2011-2013
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), 2018

Research Interests

  • Paediatric inpatient care
  • Management of acute childhood infections
  • Quality of paediatric care
  • Comparative outcomes research

Learning Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Evidence-based medicine


  • Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AIHS) Health Research Studentship – 2010
  • CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) – 2012                     
  • CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Rising Star Award – 2014
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Award for Young Leaders – 2014
  • Paediatric Research Award for Core Paediatrics – 2015
  • Pat Martens Memorial Student Prize at CAHSPR Conference – 2016
  • 28th Annual National Paediatric Resident and Fellow Research Competition – 2016
  • Christopher Ondaatje Award for Clinical Teaching (PGY-3, PGY-4) – 2017, 2018


A listing of Dr. Peter Gill's publications is available on PubMed and Google Scholar.