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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Ben Sivarajan

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Critical Care Medicine

Staff Physician

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 2975
Email: ben.sivarajan@sickkids.ca

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Heart Centre Biobank

Brief Biography

Dr Sivarajan began his education at the University of Western Ontario, with a bachelors of science in statistics, received in 1994. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1998 with a doctorate in medicine, he became a paediatric resident at the Hospital for Sick Children where he served as Chief Resident in 2001. He subsequently completed fellowships at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Cardiology and The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, in Intensive Care. At present, he is studying with the University of Michigan to receive his Masters of Science from the School of Public Health, Clinical Research Design, and Statistical Analysis. When he is not busy with work and school, Dr. Sivarajan enjoys running, or spending time with his wife and young daughter. The dedication of his colleagues at SickKids in Cardiac Critical Care is what makes the work experience so fulfilling for Dr. Sivarajan.

Research Interests

"Prevalence and Natural History of Tricuspid Regurgitation after Pediatric Heart Transplantation” V.B. Sivarajan, Maryanne R. K. Chrisant, Richard F. Ittenbach, Bernard J. Clark III, Thomas L. Spray, Gil Wernovsky, J. William Gaynor. Presented at the IPTA Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria. August 2005. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Heart Lung Transplantation.

Survival with Rescue ECMO after Congenital Heart Surgery. V.B. Sivarajan, D. Best, W. Butt. Presented at the World Congress of Paediatric Critical Care, Geneva, Switzerland. June 2007. Manuscript submitted.

Impact of Prenatal Diagnosis on the Outcome of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome in Australia. V.B. Sivarajan, P. Filan, L. Shekerdemian, D.J. Penny. Presented at the World Congress of Paediatric Critical Care, Geneva, Switzerland. June 2007. Manuscript submitted.


Ann Newman Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiology
Awarded for Clinical Excellence in 1st Year of Fellowship

Christopher Ondaatje Clinical Teaching Award

Christopher Ondaatje Clinical Teaching Award


Gillespie M.J., Golden A., Sivarajan V.B., Rome J.J. Transcatheter Closure of Patent Ductus Venosus with the Amplatzer® Vascular Plug in Twin Brothers. Pediatric Cardiology: 2006 Jan-Feb; 27(1):142-5.

Sivarajan V.B., Gleason M. “Common Symptoms in Pediatric Cardiology” and “Cardiac Physical Examination”. Chapters in Pediatric Cardiology. Edited by Victoria L. Vetter. Mosby Year-Book Inc. 2006.

Sivarajan V.B. Tetralogy of Fallot. The Five Minute Pediatric Consult, 3rd edition. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2005

Cheng A., Williams B.A., Sivarajan V.B. The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Paediatrics, 10th Edition. Elsevier Canada. Toronto, Canada. 2003.