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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Rosemary G. Moodie, CD, MBBS, MBA, MPA, FRCPC, FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Physician

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine

Other Positions

Senate of Canada

Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre,
St. Michael's Hospital Network
Inaugural Board Director

Scotia Bank Jamaica Foundation, Jamaica
Board Director

Accreditation Canada
International Surveyor

SickKids International

Brief Biography

The Honourable Rosemary Moodie is a Senator in the Senate of Canada. She was appointed to the Senate in 2018 by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the Prime Minister. Dr. Moodie shares her health care expertise in the academic environment and in her community. She is a neonatologist, clinical teacher, and Associate Professor of Paediatrics affiliated with SickKids and the University of Toronto. She is a consultant in health care and a national surveyor with Accreditation Canada focused on advancing quality in health care.

Dr. Moodie is an advocate for women and girls, who has made significant contributions to reducing social inequities and health disparities among children and communities locally and internationally. She has done so by promoting public policy through organizational leadership, mentorship, and community volunteerism. She is on the Board of Directors for the inaugural board for Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital, and the ScotiaBank Jamaica Foundation. She was the President and Board Chair of the YWCA Toronto when the Elm Centre – Canada’s largest affordable housing project for single low-income women, women with mental health needs, and Indigenous women and their families – was completed.

Dr. Moodie has received many awards and distinctions, including: The Order of Distinction – Commander Rank from the Government of Jamaica; the Prix d’excellence – Specialist of the Year from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award; and the City of Toronto’s Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women, for securing equitable treatment for women.

External Links

2018 Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada - Dr. Rosemary Moodie
2018 SickKids - SickKids neonatologist Dr. Rosemary Moodie appointed to the Senate of Canada
2018 University of Toronto - U of T's Rosemary Moodie named to the Senate


Honours and Career Awards

2017 The Order of Distinction Rank of Commander, Government of Jamaica
2017 The University of the West Indies Alumni, Distinguished Service Award for Maternal and Child Health
2016 Extraordinary Women: Making a Difference Award, Kiwanis Club, Jamaica
2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Toronto - Torchbearer
2011 Women Recognizing Women Award, JCA, Canada

2018 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women, Canada
2016 Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award, Canadian Paediatric Society
2016 African Canadian Achievement Award, Canada
2016 Certificate of Merit, Canadian Paediatric Society, Ottawa, Canada.
2015 Prix d’excellence / Specialist of the Year, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2015 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, Royal Bank of Canada
2014 Top 25 Canadian Women of Influence, Women of Influence, Canada
2013 Harry Jerome Health Sciences Award, BBPA, Canada

2015 Council Award, Honouring Outstanding Ontario Physicians, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
2015 Presidential Award, Ontario Medical Association, Ontario, Canada
2015 University of Toronto Alumni Association Alumni Award for Community Engagement, Toronto, Canada
2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Award - Constance E. Hamilton Award for Status of Women, City of Toronto, Ontario
2014 Top 10 High Achieving Women, Rotman Women in Management Association, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
2013 Glenn Sawyer Community Service Award, Ontario Medical Association


Most Recently Published

Uruthirakumar R, Fagbola E, Tse T,  Moodie RG,  Etoom Y, Laxer RM, Wong PD. 5-year-old girl of mixed ethnicity with recurrent fever. Paediatrics and Child Health 2018 - Accepted for publication December 2018,

Wong PD, Al-Hashmi I, Agnihotri R, Moodie RG. Iron deficiency in young children: Surveillance versus screening [Letter to the editor]. Paediatrics and Child Health 2018.

Jia JL, Kieswetter L, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Wong PD, Wang XY. Acute ataxia in a healthy 19-month-old girl. Paediatrics & Child Health 2018 - Published October 4, 2018; pxy 119 (https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxy119)

Wong PD, Thadani S, Brown LL, Moodie RG. Polar relationship in emerging nations: severe household food insecurity and breastfeeding [Letter to the editor]. CMAJ 2018 - Published May 17, 2018 (http://www.cmaj.ca/content/190/11/E312/tab-e-letters).

Wong JP, Walters JR, Venu I, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Etoom Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. Refractory wheezing in infancy: Congenital Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Journal of Pediatric Health Care and Medicine 2018; 1(1): 20-21.

Au VA, Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Kieswetter L, Gerstle JT, Wong PD. Failing to thrive, abdominal pain, and vomiting: A hairy situation. Paediatrics and Child Health 2018; 23(3): 173-175.

Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Stewart H, Nicolae A, Zweig KN, van den Heuvel M, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. Breastfeeding: Brushing up on oral health. Journal of Family Practice 2017(Accepted for publication 24 July 2017).

Venu I, van den Heuvel M, Wong JP, Berkhoff CM, Feller A, Moodie RG, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. The breastfeeding paradox: Relevance for household food insecurity. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017; 22(4): 180-183.

Wong JP, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Venu I, Etoomb Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. A 6-week-old girl with weak cry and cardiac murmur. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017; 22(4): 177-178.

Wong PD, Dave MG, Tulloch T, Feldman ML, Ford-Jones EL, Parkin PC, Moodie RG. Community Health Centres – Potential opportunities of community paediatrics: From multidisciplinary clinical care to Board Governance. Paediatrics and Child Health 2015; 20(1): 12-14.