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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michael-Alice Moga, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Critical Care Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-2975
Fax: 416-813-7299
Email: michael-alice.moga@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Donna Cuscuna
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 x 205769
Alternate Email: donna.cuscuna@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Moga received her medical degree from Mayo Medical School and went on to complete residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center prior to a Paediatric Critical Care fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children. After her fellowship, she remained at SickKids as a clinical associate while completing additional research training. From 2012-2015, Moga was a staff intensivist at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago during which time she completed a Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety at Northwestern University. She returned to SickKids in 2015 to work in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit.  Her administrative and research interests are in patient safety, resuscitation and quality improvement.

Academic Background:

1997 Bachelor of Arts, Behavioural Biology, The Johns Hopkins University
2002 Doctor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School
2002-2005 Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
2005-2008 Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
2008-2010 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
2015 Masters of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

Board Certification
2005 Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2015 Recertified
2008 Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
2011 Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care


1995-1997 Bloomberg Scholar, The Johns Hopkins University
1997 Phi Beta Kappa and Blue Key Society
1997 General and Departmental Honors, The Johns Hopkins University
1997-2002 Mayo Merit Scholar
1997-2002 HJ Phillips Grant, Mayo Medical School
1999-2000 HHMI-NIH Research Scholar, Cloister Program
2000-2002 Braun Grant, Mayo Medical School
2001-2002 Volding Scholar, Mayo Medical School
2011 SickKids Foundation, Trainee Startup Fund Travel Award
2014 Physician Leader in Quality and Safety, Lurie Children’s Hospital


  1. Rashid A, Pizer ES, Moga MA, Milgraum LZ, Zahurak M, Pasternack GR, Kuhadja FP, Hamilton SR. Elevated expression of fatty acid synthase and fatty acid synthetic activity in colorectal neoplasia. Am J Pathol. 1997; 150: 201-208.
  2. Mendez S, Gurunathan S, Kamhawi S, Belkaid Y, Moga MA, Skeiky YA, Campos-Neto A, Reed S, Seer RA, Sacks D: The potency and durability of DNA- and protein-based vaccines against leishmania major evaluated using low-dose, intradermal challenge. J Immunol. 2001 Apr 15; 166 (8): 5122-5128
  3. James J, Hor K, Moga MA, Martin LA, Robbins J. Effects of myosin heavy chain manipulation in experimental heart failure. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010 May; 48(5): 999-1006.
  4. Moga MA, Manlhiot C, Marwali EM, McCrindle BW, Van Arsdell GS, Schwartz SM. Hyperglycemia after pediatric cardiac surgery: Impact of age and residual lesions. Critical Care Medicine. 2011 Feb; 39(2):266-272.