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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Amina Lalani, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Paediatric Emergency Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-813-7832
Fax: 416-813-5043
Email: amina.lalani@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr Amina Lalani joined the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2003. She obtained her medical doctorate from the University of British Columbia, followed by pediatric residency at the University of Alberta. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr Lalani is the academic fellowship director for the department of pediatric emergency medicine. There are 15 fellows currently in both fellowship programs. In addition, Dr Lalani is the conference chair for the annual SickKids conference on pediatric emergency medicine, and is actively involved in continuing medical education. She is the co-editor for the SickKids Handbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, published in 2007.

Dr Lalani has an ongoing interest in international health and has completed teaching assignments in Kampala, Uganda and Tajikistan. Most recently, she was part of a medical team that provided medical care in a clinic in rural Nicaragua.

Areas of Specialty:

Paediatric Emergency

Clinical Care Activities

  • Academic fellowship director
  • Chair, Pediatric emergency medicine conference
  • Continuing medical education

Academic Background

Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children, 2000-07-01 - 2003-06-30

Research Interests

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Education

Research Activities

Use of the CXR in bronchiolitis


Plint A, Lalani A et al: Wrist Buckle Fractures: a survey of current practice patterns and attitudes toward immobilization. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2003: 5(2): pp 95-100.

Joffe A, Lalani A: Injury admissions to pediatric intensive care are predictable and preventable: a call to action. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 2006: 21(4): pp 227-234.

Schuh S, Lalani A, et al: Evaulation of the utility of radiography in acute bronchiolitis. Journal of Pediatrics. 2007; 150(4): pp 429-433.

Lalani A: Handbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Lalani A, Schneeweiss S, eds). Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, 2007.