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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Melanie Kirby-Allen, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Haematologist

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Phone: 416-813-7606
Fax: 416-813-5327
Email: melanie.kirby@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Melanie Kirby-Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and a member of the Haematology Section in the Division of Haematology/Oncology. Kirby-Allen received her medical undergraduate training at the University of West Indies. She completed further training in paediatrics and in paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Kirby-Allen joined the Division in early 2000 and is the co-director of the  Hemoglobinopathy Program.

Areas of Specialty:


Research Interests

Blood Disorders with particular interest in Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia. Kirby-Allen has participated in several multi-centered collaborative studies and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on these areas of interest.


  • Continuing Medical  Education Award
  • Angela Punnett Award for mentorship
  • The Hour Glass Award from the National Thalassemia Foundation of Canada
  • The Alvin Zipursky resident teaching award
  • Claus Wirsig Humanitarian Award from SickKids
  • SCAGO Medical Award of Excellence
  • The British Methodist Episcopal Church and Toronto Police Service Community Award  


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