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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Max Perlman, MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Honorary Neonatologist

University of Toronto
Professor Emeritus
Department of Paediatrics

Alternate Contact: Marie Tavares
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8894

Research Interests

Current research interests include the diagnosis and the prediction of outcome of infants who have had potentially brain-damaging events in their fetal and neonatal lives, and the etiology and preventability of those events.


Perlman M, Shah P. Commentary: Ethics of therapeutic hypothermia. Acta Paediatr. 2009;98:211-213.

Shah V, Beyene J, Shah PS, Perlman M. Association between hematological findings and brain injury due to neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Am J Perinatol. 2009;26:295-302.

Shah PS, Perlman M. Time-courses of intrapartum asphyxia: Neonatal characteristics and outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2009;26:39-44.

Perlman M, Shah P. Commentary. Time to adopt cooling for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Pediatrics. 2008;121:616-618.

Shah PS, Ohlsson, A, Perlman M. Hypothermia to treat neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007; 161:951-8.

Shah PS, Beyene, J, To, T, Ohlsson, A, Perlman M. Post-asphyxial hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in neonates: outcome prediction rule within four hours of birth. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160:729-736.

Marks SD, Massicotte PM, Steele BT, Matsell DG, Filler G, Shah P, Perlman M, Rosenblum ND, Shah VS. Neonatal renal venous thrombosis: clinical outcomes and prevalence of prothrombotic disorders. J Pediatr. 2005;146:811-16.

Klinger G, Beyene J, Shah P, Perlman M. Do hyperoxaemia or hypocapnia add to the risk of brain injury after intrapartum asphyxia? Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005;90:F49-F53.

Shah PR, Riphagen S, Beyene J, Perlman M. Multiorgan dysfunction in infants with postasphyxial hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2004;89:F152-155.

Shah PR, Raju NV, Beyene J, Perlman M. Recovery of metabolic acidosis in term infants with postasphyxial hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Acta Paediatr 2003;92:941-7.