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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Christopher Tomlinson, MB ChB, BSc, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Neonatologist

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-813-7745
Fax: 416-813-5245
Email: christopher.tomlinson@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Christopher Tomlinson trained in Neonatology in Scotland and Toronto, joining the SickKids Division of Neonatology in 2007. He completed his PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and has a cross appointment to this department. His research and academic interests are in growth and nutrition with an interest in the medical management of surgical patients within the NICU.

Research Interests

Body Composition, Metabolism, Nutritional Sciences, Stable Isotopes


Top Publications:

  1. Tomlinson C, Rafii M, Ball RO, Pencharz PB. Arginine can be synthesized from enteral proline in healthy adult humans. Journal of Nutrition 2011; 141(8): 1432-6.
  2. Tomlinson C, Rafii M, Ball RO, Pencharz P. Arginine synthesis from enteral glutamine in healthy adults in the fed state. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolim 201; 301(2): E267-73.
  3. Tomlinson C, Rafii M, Sgro M, Ball RO, Pencharz P. Arginine is synthesized from proline, not glutamate, in enterally fed human preterm neonates. Pediatric Research 2011; 69(1): 46-50.

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