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About Sickkids
About SickKids

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

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Critical Care Medicine

Phone: 416-813-7654, ext. 202761
Email: haifa.mtaweh@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

Nutrition and metabolism of critically ill children

Learning Interests

PICU projects

  • Estimating energy expenditure factors in critically ill children
  • Safety of enteral nutrition in patients on non-invasive ventilation