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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Moshe Ipp, MBBCh, FRCP(C), FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
MPT Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Professor
Department of Paediatrics


Phone: 416-924-7171
Fax: 416-923-9015
Email: mm.ipp@utoronto.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Moshe Ipp has worked at The Hospital for Sick Children for 40 years. His appointment as a full Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto in 2009 is not only a testament to the quality of his teaching and research, but also speaks to the value the department places on community-based paediatrics. His accomplishments in Office-Based Research earned him the AAP Practitioner Research Award in 1995. In 2000 he was honored with the SickKids CME award. In 2010 he was selected for the CPS Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award.  In 2012 he was the winner of the Dr. Noni MacDonald Award for his publication on Pain management during vaccination that made an important contribution to paediatric practice.

An MD graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Dr. Ipp joined SickKids as a junior resident and did a fellowship in immunology. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in 1978 and Associate Professor 10 years later.

In 1978 he was appointed on staff at SickKids and at the same time opened a community paediatric practice. During the academic year he finds time for teaching, research, and committee work and has published 58 peer reviewed manuscripts.

There is little evidence of Dr. Ipp running out of breath. Residents’ teaching evaluations are glowing and describe him as follows: “a fabulous role model and mentor; expects more, challenges us to think on our feet; the best ASCM tutor of the year; teaching style is upbeat and his passion for medicine is clear." Areas of specialty:

Community Paediatrics

Clinical Care Activities

Otitis Media, vaccines, viral infections

Research Interests

Office-based research
Pain measurement and management
Vaccinations
Respiratory viruses

Research Activities

Improving vaccine administration techniques
Reducing pain at the time of vaccination

External Funding

Conquering Pain: The hidden cost of immunization.  Taddio A, Chambers C, Halperin S, Ipp M, Lockett DM, Shah, V: CIHR ($5,000 2008)

Genetic determinants of influenza severity in children: A pre-pandemic community-based feasibility study.  Tran, Dat, Beyene J, Bitnun A, Paterson A, Richardson S, Ipp M: CIHR ($99,919 2008 - 2009)

CIHR emerging team in Childhood Obesity Research.  McCrindle B, Parkin PC, Pencharz P, Hamilton J, Anderson H, Birken C, Wells G, Riddell M, Hanley A, Feldman, Ipp M, Jacobson S, Peer, M, Taylor C et al: CIHR ($484,099 2008 - 2009)

HELPinKIDS (Help Eliminate Pain in Kids): Conquering Immunization Pain.  Taddio A, Bortolussi B, Chambers C, Halperin S, Ipp M, Macdonal N,  Meuser A, Midmer D, Mousmanis P, Palda V, Pillai Ridell R, Rieder M, Rogers J, Scott J and Shah V: CIHR: Knowledge Translation Supplement Grant ($38,788 2009 - 2010)

HOLD IT: Health OUtcomes of Low vitamin D In Toddlers: A TARGet Kids! Longitudinal cohort study.  Maguire JL, Birken CS, Jiang D, Mamdani M, McCrindle B, O'Connor DL, Parkin PC, Renihold V; and Collaborators, Feldman M, Ipp M, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, Chisamore B, Lau E, DO A, Neelands P, Perlmutar M, Saunderson J, Vaughn J: CIHR Open Operating Grant ($563,184 2010-2014)

PROMOTE: Preschoolers at risk-obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors: towards early identification.  Birken CS, Adeli K, Hamilton J, Hanley A, Maguire J, McCrindle B, Parkin PC; and Collaborators, Feldman M, Ipp M, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, Chisamore B, Lau E, Do A, Neelands P, Perlmutar M, Saunderson J, Vaughn J: PSI ($168,200 2010-2012)

PROMOTE: Preschoolers at risk-obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors: towards early identification.  Birken CS, Adeli K, Hamilton J, Hanley A, Maguire J, McCrindle B, Parkin PC; and Collaborators, Feldman M, Ipp M, Jacobson S, Peer M, Taylor C, Chisamore B, Lau E, Do A, Neelands P, Perlmutar M, Saunderson J, Vaughn J: CIHR Operating Grant Start-up Grant ($100,000 2010-2011)

Rates and predictors of influenza vaccination in hospitalized children. Fazeli L, with Co-investigators Parkin PC (faculty mentor), Ipp M, Guttmann A: Trainee Start-up Fund (TSUF) ($2,000 2010-2011)

Can we change the face of immunization to one without pain? Implementation of a postnatal parental education intervention to optimize pain management during childhood immunization.  Taddio A, Ipp M, Shah V, Franck L, Stephens: CIHR ($100,000 2011-2012)

Achievements

Practitioner Research Award. American Academy Of Pediatrics. 1995
Continuing Medical Education Award. The Hospital for Sick Children. 2001
Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award, Canadian Paediatric Society 2010
Dr. Noni MacDonald Award. Paediatrics and Child Health 2012

Publications

Ipp M, Cohen E, Goldbach M, Macarthur C: Pain response to M-M-R vaccination in 4 - 6 year old children (Original Research). Can J Clin Pharmacol 2006: 13: pp e296-299.  

Soon G, Saunders N, Ipp M, Sherman PM, Macarthur C: Community-based Case-Control Study of Childhood Chronic Abdominal Pain: Role of Selected Laboratory Investigations (Original Research).  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2007: 4: pp 524-526.  

Taddio A, Manley J, Potash L, Ipp M, Sgro M, Shah V: Routine Immunization Practices: Use of Topical Anesthetics and oral Analgesics.  Pediatrics 2007: 120: pp 630-631.  

Ipp M, Taddio A, Sam J, Goldbach M, Parkin PC: Vaccine-related pain: randomized controlled trial of two injection techniques.  Arch Dis Child 2007: 92: pp 1105-1108.  

Ipp M, Parkin PC, Lear N, Goldbach M, Taddio A: Order of vaccine injection determines infant pain response.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2009: 163: pp 469-472.  

Chambers CT, Taddio A, Uman LS, McMurtry CM,  Appleton M, Ipp M et al: Psychological interventions for reducing pain and distress during routine childhood immunizations: A systematic review.  Clinical Therapeutics 2009: 31: pp S77 - 103.  

Shah V, Taddio A, Rider M, Appleton M, Bortolussi R, Chambers C, Ipp M, et al: Effectiveness and tolerability of pharmacological and combined interventions for reducing injection pain during routine childhood immunizations: Systematic review and meta-analyses. Clinical Therapeutics 2009: 31: pp S104 - 151.  

Taddio A, Chambers CT,  Halperin SA, Ipp M, Lockett D, Ried MJ, Shah V: Inadequate pain management during routine childhood immunizations: The nerve of it.  Clinical Therapeutics 2009: 31: pp S152 - 167.  

Taddio A, Ilersich L, Ipp M, Kikuta A, Shah V and HELPinKIDS Team: Physical intervention and injection techniques for  reducing injection pain during routine childhood immunization: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials.  Clinical Therapeutics 2009: 31: pp S48 – 76.  

Hawkes M, Richardson SE, Ipp M, Schuh S, Adachi D, Tran D: Sensitivity of rapid influenza diagnostic testing for swine-origin 2009 A (H1N1) influenza virus in children. Pediatrics. Accepted for publication Dec 23,2009. Publication date, online, www.pediatrics.org, March 2010.  Pediatrics 2010.  

Taddio A, Appleton M, Bortolussi R, Chambers C, Dubey V, Halperin S, Hanrahan A, Ipp M, Lockett D, MacDonald N, Midmer D, Mousmanis P, Palda V, Pielak K, Riddell RP, Rieder M, Scott J, Shah V:  Reducing the pain of childhood vaccination: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (summary).  Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010: 182(18): pp 1989-1995

Taddio A, Appleton M, Bortolussi R, Chambers C, Dubey V, Halperin S, Hanrahan A, Ipp M, Lockett D, MacDonald N, Midmer D, Mousmanis P, Palda V, Pielak K, Riddell RP, Rieder M, Scott J, Shah V:  Reducing the pain of childhood vaccination: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (summary).  Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010: 182(18): pp S1-S20.C

Hawkes M, Schuh S, Ipp M, Bitnun A, Richardson SE, Parkin PC, Stephens D, Tran D: Natural history Pandemic H1N1 2009 Influenza in Healthy Pediatric Outpatients. Academic Pediatrics 2011: 11(1): pp 66-74. C

Taddio A, Hogan ME, Girgis A, Gerges S, Wang L, Ipp M:  Evaluation of the Reliability, Validity and Practicality of 3 Measures of Acute Pain in Infants Undergoing Immunization Injections.  Vaccine 2011: 29: pp 1390-1394.

Taddio A, Hogan ME, Girgis A, Gerges S, Moyer P, Wang L, Murphy C, Ho T, Greenberg S, Ipp M:  Addressing parental concern about pain during vaccination:  Is there enough time to include pain management in the ambulatory setting?  Clin J Pain 2011: Epub: pp x.

Ipp M, Taddio A: Pain management during vaccination:  Recommendations from a Canadian clinical practice guideline.  Paediatric and Child Health 2011: 16 pp 541-543