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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Christine Newman, MD, FRCPC(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Palliative Care Physician
Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology


Palliative Care Physician
Palliative and Bereavement Care

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-813-6342
Fax: 416-813-7999
Email: christine.newman@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Christine Newman is a graduate of the University of Toronto school of Medicine.  She completed her paediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, serving as chief resident in her final year. She then completed a two-year fellowship in Neonatology at the Hospital for Sick Children.  During her training she served as president of both the Professional Association of Internes and Residents (PAIRO) and of the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR).  After completing her subspecialty training Chris joined the Division of Neonatology at SickKids in 1989. Chris served as Clinical Director of the NICU from 1994 – 2000.

After an academic leave spent studying palliative care Chris joined the Palliative and Bereavement Care Service at SickKids in July 2003. This service provides consultative inpatient and outpatient care to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.  Chris’ primary clinical interest is communication with children who have life-limiting illnesses and their families.

In addition to her work at SickKids, Chris served as the first paediatric palliative care consultant to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (TLCPC) at Mount Sinai Hospital from 2005 – 2008 providing home-based palliative care to children in the Greater Toronto Area.  She was also a founding Co-Director of the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre, a part of the TLCPC.

In 2010 Chris was awarded the Robert Salter Humanitarian Award.

Chris is a sought-after speaker on issues related to paediatric palliative care.  She has presented paediatric grand rounds across the province and country.  She has presented at numerous local, provincial, national and international conferences.