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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Jennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Endocrinology


Phone: 416-813-7654 x 228186
Fax: 416-813-6304
Email: jennifer.harrington@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Megan Imbrasas
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext 228186
Alternate Email: megan.imbrasas@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Jenny Harrington received her medical degree at the University of Adelaide and undertook her paediatric residency and endocrine fellowship training through the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, Australia. During her fellowship she completed a PhD which explored the monitoring of vascular health in children at risk for accelerated atherosclerosis. Following a clinical and research paediatric endocrine fellowship at SickKids she joined the endocrine staff in December of 2015.

Clinical Interests

  • Care of children with disorders of calcium homeostasis and bone health
  • Care of children with general endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus

Research Interests

  • Clinical presentation and management of children with disorders of calcium homeostasis and bone health

Research Activities

Dr. Harrington’s primary research interest focuses on the management of children with bone fragility or calcium disorders. Ongoing research interests include the assessment of bone health in children with genetic causes of osteoporosis, such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, as well as those with osteoporosis secondary to chronic diseases, such as in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Publications

For a list of Dr. Harrington's publications please visit PubMed.