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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Haifa Mtaweh, B.Sc., M.D., FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician, PICU
Critical Care Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Departments of Paediatrics & Critical Care

Phone: 416-813-4919
Fax: 416-813-7299
Email: haifa.mtaweh@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Erika Robinson
Alternate Email: erika.robinson@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Haifa Mtaweh graduated from University of Balamand in Lebanon with distinction. She moved to the United States where she completed a paediatric residency at Georgetown University then a pediatric critical fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was the chief fellow during her last year of training in Pittsburgh, then moved to Toronto where she started a degree in Clinical Epidemiology at University of Toronto while finishing a research fellowship at SickKids.

Mtaweh has won the Restracomp award and the CIHR-Canadian Graduate Scholarship to support her research work in understanding the metabolic demands and estimating energy expenditure of critically ill children.

In 2017 Mtaweh joined the Department of Critical Care at SickKids.

Academic Background

2002: Bachelor of Science, Biology. American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon  
2006: Doctor of Medicine. University of Balamand, Koura, Lebanon
2010: Pediatric Residency. Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC USA
2014: Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2017: Clinical Research Fellowship. The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Research Interests

  • Estimating energy expenditure factors in critically ill children 
  • Nutrition and metabolism of critically ill children
  • Safety of enteral nutrition in patients on non-invasive ventilation 
  • Measuring Muscle Mass with Ultrasound in Critically Ill Children (3 MUSIC)

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