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About Sickkids
About SickKids


The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Physician

University of Toronto

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Other Positions

Mount Sinai Hospital
Staff Neonatologist

Canadian Paediatric Society
Member of the Fetus and Newborn Committee

Mount Sinai Hospital
Lunenfeld -Tanenbaum Research Institute
Clinician Scientist

Phone: 416-586-4816
Fax: 416-586-8745
Email: Vibhuti.shah@sinaihealthsystem.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Vibhuti Shah is a Neonatologist and Clinician-Scientist with expertise in conducting clinical trials, systematic reviews, knowledge translation, development and implementation of practice guidelines. The focus of her research has been related to neonatal pain and vaccination pain management across the life span. As a member of the Fetus and Newborn Committee, Canadian Paediatric Society, she is involved in developing position statements relevant to clinical practice. As a member of the Canadian Neonatal Network, she has been involved in quality improvement projects with the goal to improve neonatal outcomes.

Academic Background

Dr. Shah completed her undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in Mumbai, India. Following the training, she went to the UK and completed her MRCP in Paediatrics. Shah completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program, University of Toronto. In addition, she completed her Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Toronto.

Research Interests

Infant-Newborn, Neonatal Pain, Knowledge Translation


Top Publications:

  1. Mukerji A, Sarmiento K, Lee B, Hassall K, Shah V. Non-invasive high-frequency ventilation versus bi-phasic continuous positive airway pressure (BP-CPAP) following CPAP failure in infants <1250 g: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Perinatology 2017; 37(1): 49-53.
  2. Shah V, Taddio A, McMurtry CM, Halperin SA, Noel M, Pillai Riddell R, Chambers CT; HELPinKIDS Team. Pharmacological and combined interventions to reduce vaccine injection pain in children and adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain 2015; 31(10 Suppl): S38-63.
  3. Taddio A, McMurtry CM, Shah V, Riddell RP, Chambers CT, Noel M, MacDonald NE, Rogers J, Bucci LM, Mousmanis P, Lang E, Halperin SA, Bowles S, Halpert C, Ipp M, Asmundson GJ, Rieder MJ, Robson K, Uleryk E, Antony MM, Dubey V, Hanrahan A, Lockett D, Scott J, Votta Bleeker E; HELPinKids & Adults. Reducing pain during vaccine injections: Clinical practice guideline. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2015; 187(13): 975-82.

Full bibliography