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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Lara Pietrolungo

The Hospital for Sick Children
Director. International Education
SickKids International

Phone: 416.813.7602
Email: lara.pietrolungo@sickkids.ca
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7770
Alternate Fax: 416-813-6520

Brief Biography

As the Director of International Education, Lara focuses on fostering global partnerships while leading the International Education portfolio at SickKids International.  Outside of serving in leadership positions on various organizations, Lara advises and consults on strategic international educational development, and is committed to enhancing child health globally.  

Before joining SickKids, Lara held various positions in the community. She was instrumental in directing the nursing strategy for the Homeless Outreach Pilot Project in the Region of Peel and enhancing neonatal nursing care through Toronto Public Health. She has also had international experiences at the American University of Beirut. In her current role, Lara’s strength as an international consultant allows her to engage with organizational and academic stakeholders in the assessment of child health needs, to strategically develop and facilitate programs – with the objective of building capacity and sustainability. Lara continues to focus on the development of cross-cultural partnerships and recommendations for the effectiveness of child health programs worldwide.

Lara has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration, and Nursing Leadership Certificate from the University of Toronto (UofT). She is also a cross-appointed faculty at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at UofT. She has served as the Vice-President, Board of Director of Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Pi-At-Large Chapter and has held memberships with the International Nurses Interest Group of Ontario, the Armenian Nurses Association of Ontario, and others. Lara has been an invited speaker on many occasions, and continues to share her international knowledge and experience at various platforms.