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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Diane Hebert, MD, FRCP(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-6287
Fax: 416-813-6271
Email: diane.hebert@sickkids.ca

Academic Background

1972 - 1976 M.D., Universite de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Quebec

1977 LMCC, Medical Council of Canada

1980 FRCP(C), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Paediatric Fellowship

1980 Specialist Certificate,

1983 Licensure, The American Board of Pediatrics

1985 Licensure, The American Board of Pediatrics
Sub-Board Nephrology

2000 Diploma, University of Toronto, Graduate  Department of Community Health
Toronto, Ontario
Certificate in Community Health-Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research stream

Research Interests

Erythropoietin to correct anemia of chronic renal failure in children

Immunosuppressive regime in children post renal transplantation

Outcome of paediatric renal transplantation

Pharmacokinetics of cyclosporine in children post renal transplantation

Post transplant lymphoproliferative disease in children, incidence and outcome

Role of EBV in post transplant lymphoproliferative disease in children

Paediatric organ donation

External Funding

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study to Test the Safety and Effectiveness of Lipitor (atorvastatin) in Reducing the Progression of Carotid IMT in Early Childhood SLE: The Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus Erythematosus (APPLE) Study - Sponsor (NIH - NIAMS) Funding period 2003-2009.  Sick Kids PI: Earl Silverman, E Harvey: NIH-NIAMS ($1 2003)

Factors predictive of EBV lymphoproliferation following organ transplantation: beyond viral load.  Allen U, Grant D, Tellier R, Read S, Huamr A, Stephens D, Weitzman S, Ngan B, Hebert D: Canadian Institutes for Health Research ($207,528 2003 - 2006)

Valganciclovir safety and PK study in transplant recipients.  Upton, A, Hebert, D: Hoffman La Roche ($35,609 2004 - 2005)

Conversion of stable renal transplant patients from immediate-release tacrolimus (Prograf) to extended release tacrolimus (Advagraf).  Hebert D, Robinson L, Langlois V, Nalli N, Leung C, Pollock-BarZiv S: Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.  ($69,465 2009 - 2010)

A prospective study of the multidimensional quality of life and behavioral health of pediatric renal transplant recipients.  Stacey Pollock-BarZiv, Samantha Anthony, Diane Hebert, Moira Korus, Valerie Langlois, Rita Pool, Lisa Robinson, Angela Williams: Astellas Pharmaceuticals ($12,500 2009 - 2010)


The Richard Rowe Award for Clinical Excellence in Paediatric Medical Care, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children.  2001


Dave S, Farhat W, Pace K, Navarro O, Hebert D, Khoury AE: Effect of donor pneumoperitoneum on early allograft perfusion following renal transplantation in pediatric patients: an intraoperative Doppler ultrasound study.  Pediatric Transplantation 2008: 12: pp 522-526.  C

Benseler SM, Bargman JM, Feldman BM, Tyrrell PN, Harvey E, Hebert D, Silverman ED: Acute renal failure in paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus: treatment and outcome.  Rheumatology 2009: 48: pp 176-82.  C

Koshy SM, Hebert D, Lam K, Stukel TA, Guttman A: Renal allograft loss during transition to adult healthcare services among pediatric renal transplant patients.  Transplantation 2009: 87: pp 1733-36.  C

Barton M, Wasfy S, Dipchand AI, Hebert D, Ng V, Solomon M, Fecteau A, Stephen D, Allen U: Seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients: A prospective study of safety and immunogenicity.  The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2009: 28: pp 688-692.  C

Hiraki LT, Benseler SM, Tyrrell PN, Harvey E, Hebert D, Silverman ED: Ethnic differences in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.  Journal of Rheumatology 2009: 36: pp 2539-2546.  C

Allen U, Barton B, Beyene J, Hu P, Khodai-Booran N, Hebert D, Dipchand A, Ng V, Solomon M, Grant D, Fecteau A, Ngan B, Read S, Zielenska M, Weitzman S: Gene expression using microarrays in transplant recipients at risk of EBV lymphoproliferation after organ transplantation: Preliminary proof of concept.  Pediatric Transplantation 2009: 13: pp 990-998.  C

Barton M, Wasfy S, Melbourne T,  Hebert D, Moore D, Robinson J, Marchese RD, Allen UD: Sustainability of humoral responses to varicella vaccine in pediatric transplant recipients following a pretransplantation immunization strategy.  Pediatric Transplantation 2009: 13: pp 1007-1013.  C

Koshy SM, Guttman A, Hebert D, Parkes RK, Logan AG: Incidence and risk factors for cardiovascular events and death in pediatric renal transplant patients: A single center long-term outcome study.  Pediatric Transplantation 2009: 13: pp 1027-1033.  C

Sharan S, Dupuis A, Hebert D, Levin AV: The effect of oral acetazolamide on weight gain in children.  Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology 2010: 45: pp 41-45.  C

Anthony SJ, Hebert D, Todd L, Korus M, Langlois V, Pool R, Robinson LA, Williams A, Pollock-BarZiv S: Child and parental perspectives of multidimensional quality of life outcomes after kidney transplantation.  Pediatric Transplantation 2010: 14: pp 249-256.  C

Knoll GA, Blydt-Hansen TD, Campbell P, Cantarovich M, Cole E, Fairhead T, Gill JS, Gourishankar S, Hebert D, Hodsman A, House AA, Humar A, Karpinski M, Kim SJ, Mainra R, Prasad GVR: Canadian Society of Transplantation and Canadian Society of Nephrology commentary on the 2009 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the care of kidney transplant recipients.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2010: 56: pp 219-246.  C