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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michael Sgro, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Physician

Associate Staff Physician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Staff Physician
Institute of Medical Science

Associate Professor

Other Positions

St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael's Hospital
Director of Research

St. Michael's Hospital
Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Associate Scientist

St. Michael's Hospital
Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Associate Scientist

Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Staff Physician

Phone: 416-864-6060 x6560
Fax: 416-864-6073
Email: sgrom@smh.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Michael Sgro is the Chief of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Sgro held the position of Director of Research for the last 15 years. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He has a cross-appointment to the Department of Neonatology and the Department of General Pediatrics at SickKids. He is a General Consultant Pediatrician with an interest in children with chronic illnesses working with Toronto’s urban health populations. His clinical work focuses on Neonatology, children with physical and developmental disabilities and as well, he acts as the medical consultant Pediatrician to the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SickKids.

Dr. Sgro has a keen research interest in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and neonatal sepsis, particularly looking at severe hyperbilirubinemia and the incidence of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy. This research has resulted in a number of peer reviewed publications and as well he has developed a reputation both nationally and internationally as an expert in the fields of FASD, sepsis and neonatal jaundice. This is supported by the number of publications, presentations, successful grant applications and committee memberships.

Academic Background

  • 1992-93   Associate Chief Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
  • 1991-92   Third Year Pediatric Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
  • 1990-91   Second Year Pediatric Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
  • 1989-90   Comprehensive Pediatric Internship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
  • 1985-89   Doctor of Medicine, University of Western, Ontario

Research Interests

Sepsis Neonatal, Hyperbilirubinemia, FASD, Jaundice, Rh Disease


Top Publications:

  1. Park, AL, Tu, K, Ray, JG, Canadian Curves Consortium. Differences in growth of Canadian children compared to the WHO 2006 Child Growth Standards. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2017; 31(5): 452-462. 
  2. Wong, PD, Birken, CS, Parkin, PC, Venu, I, Chen, Y, Schroth, RJ et al.. Total Breast-Feeding Duration and Dental Caries in Healthy Urban Children. Academic Pediatrics 2017; 17(3): 310-315. 
  3. Yudin, MH, Mistry, N, De Souza, LR, Besel, K, Patel, V, Blanco Mejia, S et al. Text messages for influenza vaccination among pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial. Vaccine 2017; 35(5): 842-848.