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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michael Sgro, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Physician
Neonatology

Associate Staff Physician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Staff Physician
Institute of Medical Science

Associate Professor
Pediatrics

Other Positions

St. Michael's Hospital
Pediatrics
Chief

St. Michael's Hospital
Pediatrics
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
Pediatrics
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 Paediatrics and the Director of Research in the Department of Paediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. His clinical work focuses on neonatology, children with physical and developmental disabilities and he acts as the Medical Consultant Paediatrician to the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SickKids. Sgro has a research interest in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and neonatal sepsis, particularly looking at severe hyperbilirubinemia and the incidence of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy.

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

Publications

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.