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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Martin Offringa, MD, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Neonatologist
Neonatology

Research Institute
Head and Senior Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Professor
Paediatrics/iHPME


Phone: 416-813-7654 x28830
Email: martin.offringa@sickkids.ca

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Brief Biography

Dr. Offringa is a practicing neonatologist and clinical epidemiologist. His research interests in neonatology are in neonatal hypoglycemia and hyperbilirubinemia, lung protective ventilation and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In 2015 he founded Toronto Outcomes Research in Child Health (TORCH), an initiative to develop and measure “core outcome sets” in randomized controlled trials and cohort studies. Visit http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/EnRICH/index.html for more information.

Academic Background

Medical School and Residency - Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Fellowship - University of Amsterdam

Research Interests

Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Neonatal Medicine

Publications

Top Publications:

  1. Cools F, Askie LM, Offringa M, Asselin JM, Calvert SA, Courtney SE, Dani C, Durand DJ, Gerstmann DR, Henderson-Smart DJ, Marlow N, Peacock JL, Pillow JJ, Soll RF, Thome UH, Truffert P, Schreiber MD, van Reempts P, Vendettuoli V, Vento G. Elective high-frequency oscillatory versus conventional ventilation in preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patients' data. Lancet 2010; 375(9731): 2082-2091. 
  2. Onland W, Debray TP, Laughon MM, Miedema M, Cools F, Askie LM, Asselin JM, Calvert SA, Courtney SE, Dani C, Durand DJ, Marlow N, Peacock JL, Pillow JJ, Soll RF, Thome UH, Truffert P, Schreiber MD, Van Reempts P, Vendettuoli V, Vento G, van Kaam AH, Moons KG, Offringa M. Clinical prediction models for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a systematic review and external validation study. BMC Pediatrics 2013 Dec 17; 13: 207. 
  3. Clyburne-Sherin AV, Thurairajah P, Kapadia MZ, Sampson M, Chan WW, Offringa M. Recommendations and evidence for reporting items in pediatric clinical trial protocols and reports: two systematic reviews. Trials 2015 Sep 18; 16: 417. 

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