About Sickkids
About SickKids

Sanjay Mahant, MD MSc FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

Pediatric Outcomes Research Team (PORT)
Paediatric Medicine

Associate Program Director, General Paediatrics Fellowship
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Phone: 416-813-5280
Fax: 416-813-8345
e-mail: sanjay.mahant@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Jackèe Colquhoun
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8422
Alternate Fax: 416-813-8345
Alternate e-mail: jackee.colquhoun@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Sanjay completed his MD at The University of Toronto in 1995 and postgraduate training in pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children in 1999.  He was appointed on staff in the Division of Paediatric Medicine in 1999.  He completed an MSc in Health Research Methods (Clinical Epidemiology) in 2010 at McMaster University.  He was appointed Associate Professor in 2011.

Research Interests

Broadly, Sanjay's research interests involve outcomes research relevant to inpatient general pediatric practice using epidemiologic methods and qualitative research methods.  Areas of focus have included:

  1. Common pediatric inpatient conditions such as urinary tract infections and pneumonia
  2. Outcomes following enteral feeding interventions in children with neurologic disabilities
  3. Shared-decision making around health care interventions
  4. Clinical excellence and medical expertise

Sanjay is involved with the development and advancement of research within the pediatric hospitalist field.  He is an executive council member for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Network PRIS.

Learning Intersts

Education Leadership

Sanjay is the Associate Program Director for the Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship.

Clinical Care Activities

Sanjay is attends on the Pediatric Medicine Inpatient Unit.  His ambulatory work involves children with medical complexity.  Sanjay also leads a unique collaboration around clinical care between General Pediatric Hospitalists and Interventional Radiologist.  He is Co-Director of the Vascular Tumors clinic.


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:  Clinical Traineeship Grant ($3,000) for M.Sc. 2007-9

SickKids Quality & Patient Safety Achievement Award:  Runner-up. 2009

Palliative and Bereavement Care Service Award, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. 2006

R.H.A. Haslam Preclerkship Teaching Award, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children. 2006

Wightman-Berris Undergraduate Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. 2006

Harry Bain Award, Winner, Postgraduate Teaching Award, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto. 2005

Junior Faculty Award, Winner, Department of Paediatrics Clinical Excellence Awards, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. 2004


To view Dr. Sanjay Mahant's publications please click on the following link:  Dr. Sanjay Mahant's publications