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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Marialena Mouzaki, MD, MSc

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics
Assistant Professor


Phone: 416-813-6171
Fax: 416-813-4972
Email: marialena.mouzaki@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Lila Shakur
Alternate Email: lilatool.shakur@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Marialena Mouzaki is a paediatric gastroenterologist at the Hospital for Sick Children with a clinical and research interest in pediatric nutrition. She completed her medical training at the Medical School of Athens, Greece (2005) and proceeded to do her residency in pediatrics at the Penn State Children’s Hospital in Pennsylvania, USA (2009). She subsequently moved to Toronto where she completed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (2012). During her fellowship, Dr. Mouzaki completed a Masters in Science at the University of Toronto. In 2012, she joined the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as a gastroenterologist with a nutrition focus.

Research Interests

Dr. Mouzaki’s research interests include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and parenteral nutrition (PN). Her Master’s degree was on the role of the intestinal microbiota in the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. She continues to investigate the pathogenesis of this condition with collaborations within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Dr. Bandsma), but also other Divisions, such as that of Respiratory Medicine (Dr. Narang).
Dr. Mouzaki is also studying the long-term systemic effects of newer lipid emulsions used in PN, such as SMOFlipid®. In addition, she co-leads the PN Task Force, which is a multidisciplinary team that participates in clinical and research activities aimed at ensuring excellence in PN provision.

Publications

For a complete list of publications, please see PubMed

Mouzaki M, Church PC. Commentary on: ‘Lactose avoidance for young children with
acute diarrhoea.’ Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (Accepted Jan 2014).

Mouzaki M, Ng VL, Kamath B, Selzner N, Pencharz P, Ling SC. Energy and macronutrients in end-stage liver disease. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Accepted Dec 2013).

Mouzaki M, Vresk L, Gonska T.  An infant with vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive. Clinical Challenge and Image in GI. Gastroenterology (Accepted Nov 2013).

Mouzaki M, Yap J, Avinashi V, Babu A, Fu A, DeAngelis M, Van Roestel K, Ghanekar A, Kamath B, Avitzur Y, Fecteau A, Jones N, Ling S, Grant D, Ng VL.  Basiliximab with delayed introduction of calcineurin inhibitors as a renal sparing protocol in pediatric liver transplantation.  Pediatric Transplantation 2013 Dec;17(8):751-6.

Mouzaki M, Comelli EM, Arendt BM, Bonengel J, Fung SK, Fischer SE, McGilvray ID, Allard JP. Intestinal microbiota in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatology. 2013 Jul;58(1):120-7.

Moran CJ, Walters TD, Guo CH, Kugathasan S, Klein C, Turner D, Wolters VM, Bandsma RH, Mouzaki M, Zachos M, Langer JC, Cutz E, Benseler SM, Roifman CM, Silverberg MS, Griffiths AM, Snapper SB, Muise AM. IL-10R polymorphisms are associated with very-early-onset ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jan;19(1):115-23.

Mouzaki M, Allard J. The role of nutrients in the development, progression and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Invited Review, J Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Jul;46(6):457-67.

Mouzaki M, Allard J. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis – The therapeutic challenge of a global epidemic. Invited Review, Ann Gastroenterol 2012; 25 (2): 1-11.

Mouzaki M, Ng VL. Acute Liver Failure in Children. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2010, Sept;11(3):198-205.
Mouzaki M, Nichter C, C.Rountree, Furuya K. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in two patients with Alagille syndrome. J Child Neurol. 2010 Aug;25(8):1006-8.

Ding W, Mouzaki M, You H, Laird JC, Mato J, Lu SC, Rountree CB. CD133+ liver cancer stem cells from methionine adenosyl transferase 1A-deficient mice demonstrate resistance to transforming growth factor beta-induced apoptosis. Hepatology 2009, Apr;49(4):1277-86.

Qureshi M, Mouzaki M, Le T. Diagnosis of small bowel telangiectasia in Turner’s syndrome using capsule endoscopy. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Aug;22(8)759-62.

Mouzaki M, Church PC. Commentary on: ‘Lactose avoidance for young children with
acute diarrhoea.’ Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (Epub February 5, 2014, doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101680).

Mouzaki M, Ng VL, Kamath B, Selzner N, Pencharz P, Ling SC. Energy and macronutrients in end-stage liver disease. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Epub February 14, 2014, doi:10.1177/0148607114522488).

Mouzaki M, Vresk L, Gonska T.  An infant with vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive. Clinical Challenge and Image in GI. Gastroenterology 2014 Apr;146(4):1137-8.

Mouzaki M, Yap J, Avinashi V, Babu A, Fu A, DeAngelis M, Van Roestel K, Ghanekar A, Kamath B, Avitzur Y, Fecteau A, Jones N, Ling S, Grant D, Ng VL.  Basiliximab with delayed introduction of calcineurin inhibitors as a renal sparing protocol in pediatric liver transplantation.  Pediatric Transplantation 2013 Dec;17(8):751-6.

Mouzaki M, Comelli EM, Arendt BM, Bonengel J, Fung SK, Fischer SE, McGilvray ID, Allard JP. Intestinal microbiota in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatology. 2013 Jul;58(1):120-7.

Moran CJ, Walters TD, Guo CH, Kugathasan S, Klein C, Turner D, Wolters VM, Bandsma RH, Mouzaki M, Zachos M, Langer JC, Cutz E, Benseler SM, Roifman CM, Silverberg MS, Griffiths AM, Snapper SB, Muise AM. IL-10R polymorphisms are associated with very-early-onset ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jan;19(1):115-23.

Mouzaki M, Allard J. The role of nutrients in the development, progression and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Invited Review, J Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Jul;46(6):457-67.

Mouzaki M, Allard J. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis – The therapeutic challenge of a global epidemic. Invited Review, Ann Gastroenterol 2012; 25 (2): 1-11.9.