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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Jonathan Kronick, MD, PhD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Clinical and Metabolic Genetics

University of Toronto
Professor of Paediatrics
Clinical and Metabolic Genetics


Phone: (416) 813-7654 Ext. 205309
Fax: (416) 813-6924
Email: jonathan.kronick@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Kronick received his MD and PhD degrees from McMaster University and did postgraduate clinical training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He did postdoctoral research training with Dr. Charles Scriver in the deBelle Biochemical Genetics Laboratory in Montreal. He was a Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Vice-Dean Education at the University of Western Ontario. 

In 2002 he relocated to Halifax NS as the Dalhousie University Head of Pediatrics and the IWK Health Centre Chief of Pediatrics. In 2012 he moved to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as the Chief of Education and as a University of Toronto Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics. Dr. Kronick is the former Chair of the RCPSC Pediatric Examination Board and was instrumental in the development of the current Pediatric comprehensive certification examination. He is the past president of the Pediatric Chairs of Canada and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres. 

He has published in the fields of pediatric critical care, medical education and metabolic genetics. He currently is a Co-PI on a CHIR rare disease emerging team grant. In 2011 he received the Canadian Pediatric Society Michel Weber Education Award.

Recent Publications

Pettman R, Hurley T, Addis J, Robinson B, Scott H, Kronick J.B. Prenatal diagnosis by amniocentesis and chorionic villus biopsy of mtDNA mutation T8993G. J Inherit Metab Dis, 30(3):404, 2007. Epub 2007 May 11.

Wood E., Kronick, J.B.: A pediatric residency research curriculum. J. Pediat. 153(2):153-154e4, 2008.

Nouws,J. Nijtmans,L., Houten, S., van den Brand, M., Huynen, M., Venselaar, H., Hoefs, S., Gloerich, J., Kronick, J., etal: Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase 9 is required for the biogenesis of oxidative phosphorylation complex I. Cell Metabolism, 12(3): 283-294,  2010.

Prasad C., Speechley, KN., Dyack, S., Rupar, CA., Chakraborty, P., Kronick, JB.:Incidence of Medium Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCADD)in Canada Using the Candian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP):
Role of Newborn Screening. Pediat Child Health, 17(4): 185-89, 2012.

Potter BK, Little J, Chakraborty P, Kronick JB, etal: Variability in the clinical  management of fatty acid oxidation disorders: results of a survey of Canadian metabolic physicians. J Inherit Metab Dis: 35(1): 115-23, 2012.

Potter BK, Chakraborty P, Kronick JB, etal:  Achieving the “triple aim” for inborn errors of metabolism: a review of challenges to outcomes research and presentation of a new practice-based evidence framework. Genetics in Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/gim.2012.153, 2012.