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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Teesta Soman, MBBS, FAAP, MBA

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Neurologist

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Other Positions

Toronto Western Hospital

Phone: 416-813-5668
Fax: 416-813-6334
Email: teesta.soman@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Areas of Specialty:

Stroke, Movement Disorder, Neonatal Neurology

Dr. Soman is a full time staff neurologist at SickKids and an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto. Dr. Soman received her degree in medicine from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. She then completed the Residency Program in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois in Chicago, USA. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Neurology form Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. She has successfully completed her American Board certification examinations and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1999 and by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology in 2002. Her main areas of interest are stroke, movement disorders and neonatal neurology. Dr. Soman is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Soman also holds an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and has a keen interest in health care marketing and management. She is active in the education of post-graduate residents and fellows and is a member of the Education Committee in the Division of Neurology and the Continuing Education Committee in the Department of Paediatrics at SickKids.

Clinical Care Activities

Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome

Academic Background

Pediatric Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests

Movement disorders in children and medical education research.

Research Activities

  • Development of a web-based tool for teaching diagnosis and management of children with movement disorders to trainees and health care professionals.
  • Application of novel tools for the management of dystonia in children.

Future Research Activities

Health-care management and customer-oriented health care delivery.


2003 – Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society


Hune SY, deVeber GA, MacGregor DL, Dirks PB, Yu, HW, Soman TB, Allen A, Golomb MR: Nursing issues in caring for children with moyamoya vasculopathy and their families. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2007: 39(1): pp 33-39.

Loh A, Soman T, Brian J, Bryson SE, Roberts W, Szatmari P, Smith IM, Zwaigenbaum L: Stereotyped motor behaviours associated with autism in high-risk infants: A pilot videotape analysis of a sibling sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Epub ahead of print, January 12, 2007.

Soman T, Rafay MF, Hune S, Allen A, MacGregor D, deVeber D: The risks and safety of clopidogrel in pediatric arterial ischemic stroke, 2nd revision. Stroke 2006: 37(4): pp 1120-1122.

Soman TB, Moharir M, deVeber G, Weiss S: Infantile Spasms as an adverse outcome of cortical neonatal sinovenous thrombosis. Journal of Child Neurology 2006: 21(2): pp 126-131.

Ramachandran Nair R, Ochi A, Akiyama T, Buckely D, Soman TB, Weiss SK, Otsubo H: Partial seizures triggering infantile spasms secondary to glioma in basal ganglia. Epileptic Disorders 2005: 7(4): pp 378-382.

Soman TB, Krishnamoorthy S: Paroxysmal non-epileptic events resembling seizures in children with Otitis Media. Clinical Pediatrics 2005: 44: pp 437-442.

Soman T, Soman D: Patient-centric Healthcare. Rotman Magazine 2004: pp 38-41.

Takeoka M, Soman TB, Yoshi A, Caviness VS Jr, Grant E, Krishnamoorthy K: Diffusion weighted images in neonatal cerebral hyopoxic-ischemic injury. Pedatric Neurology 2002: 26: pp 274-281.

Soman TB, Takeoka M, Dooling E, Caviness VS: Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in Moyamoya disease. Journal of Child Neurology 2001: 16: pp 526-530

Takeoka M, Soman TB, Shih V, Caviness VS, Krishnamoorthy K: Carbamyl phosphate synthetase I deficiency: a destructive encephalopathy. Pediatric Neurology 2001: 24: pp 193-199.

Krishnamoorthy K, Soman TB, Takeoka M, Schaefer P: Diffusion weighted images in neonatal cerebral infarction: clinical utility and follow-up. Journal of Child Neurology 2000: 15: pp 592-602. C

Takeoka M, Krishnamoorthy K, Soman TB, Caviness VS Jr: Fosphenytoin in infants. Journal of Child Neurology 1998: 13: pp 537-540.