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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Aamir Jeewa, MD, FAAP, FRCP(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Section Head, Cardiomyopathy & Heart Function Program

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Other Positions

Paediatrics in Review
Editorial Board Member

Phone: 416-813-7654 x 203522
Fax: 416-813-7547
Email: aamir.jeewa@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Gabriela Salle
Alternate Email: gabriela.salle@sickkids.ca

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Brief Biography

Aamir Jeewa received his medical degree from University College Dublin in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency training in Pediatrics at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, NY. In 2006, Dr. Jeewa pursued training in Paediatric Cardiology at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, followed by a clinical fellowship in Heart Function and Transplantation at SickKids. In 2011 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Staff Cardiologist at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. While there, Dr. Jeewa was the Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device program and Fellowship Director for Advanced Training in Heart Failure and Transplantation. Dr. Jeewa returned to SickKids in 2016 as the Section Head of the Cardiomyopathy & Heart Function Program within the division of Paediatric Cardiology.  

Dr. Jeewa is an avid hockey fan and enjoys traveling, playing recreational sports, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Clinical Care Activities

  • Heart Function and Transplant Cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • Quality Improvement

Research Interests

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Myocardial recovery
  • Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant outcomes


Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles


Colquitt JL, Jeewa A, Morris SA, Sexson Tejtel K, Dreyer WJ, Denfield SW, Pignatelli RH. Diminished Global Longitudinal Strain Predicts Late Allograft Failure in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Mar 10. pii: S1936-878X(17)30146-8. PMID: 28330655.

Parekh D, Jeewa A, Tume SC, Dreyer WJ, Pignatelli R, Horne D, Justino H, Qureshi AM. Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Using Impella® Devices for Decompensated Cardiogenic Shock: A Pediatric Heart Center Experience. ASAIO J. 2017 Apr 6. PMID: 28394814

Jeewa A, Morris SA, Dreyer WJ, Adachi I, Denfield SW, McKenzie ED. Visual Diagnosis: A Child with Presumed Reactive Airway Disease, Pectus Carinatum, and Aortic Root Dilation. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Jan;38(1):e1-e5. PMID: 28044041

Rossano JW, Lorts A, VanderPluym CJ, Jeewa A, Guleserian KJ, Bleiweis MS, Reinhartz O, Blume ED, Rosenthal DN, Naftel DC, Cantor RS, Kirklin JK. Outcomes of pediatric patients supported with continuous-flow ventricular assist devices: A report from the Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PediMACS). J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 May;35(5):585-90. PMID: 27056612

Price JF, Jeewa A, Denfield SW. Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Cardiomyopathies in Children. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2016;12(2):85-98. Review. PMID: 26926296; PMCID: PMC4861947

Conway J, VanderPluym C, Jeewa A, Sinnadurai S, Schubert A, Lorts A. Now how do we get them home? Outpatient care of pediatric patients on mechanical circulatory support. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Mar;20(2):194-202. PMID: 26841274

Jeewa A, Chin C, Pahl E, Atz AM, Carboni MP, Pruitt E, Naftel DC, Rodriguez R, Dipchand AI; Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) Investigators. Outcomes after percutaneous coronary artery revascularization procedures for cardiac allograft vasculopathy in pediatric heart transplant recipients: A multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Sep;34(9):1163-8. PMID: 25578627

Jeewa A, Manlhiot C, Kantor PF, Mital S, McCrindle BW, Dipchand AI. Risk factors for mortality or delisting of patients from the pediatric heart transplant waiting list. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):462-8. PMID: 24183905

Book Chapter

Jeewa A, Adachi, I, Price, J. Mechanical Circulatory Support in Children. Allen HD, Shaddy RE, Penny DJ, Feltes TF, Cetta F, eds. In: Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. 9th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2016

Jeewa A, Salazar L, Chen J. Temporary Ventricular Assist Device Support. Lorts A, Schweiger M, Conway J, Kirklin J eds. In: ISHLT Monograph Series: Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices. Volume 11. Birmingham AL: UAB Printing; 2017:23-33