About Sickkids
About SickKids

Alene Toulany, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Adolescent Medicine

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-8939
e-mail: alene.toulany@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Alene Toulany is an Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatrics and the University of Toronto. She received her medical degree in 2006 from Dalhousie University and completed her paediatric residency training in 2010 at the University of Toronto, where she was also chief resident. Dr. Toulany then went on to pursue two years of subspecialty fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Toronto and a VA Quality Scholars Fellowship through The Dartmouth College Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in New Hampshire and Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto. Dr. Toulany is currently doing her Master’s degree in Health Services Research at the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Dr. Toulany’s academic and research interests include quality of care and health services outcomes for youth with chronic medical and mental illness and transition to adult care. Clinically, she works with teens around issues of body image, obesity, eating disorders, sleep, coping with chronic illness, adherence, sexuality, and substance use.


Select Journal Publications

Misty N, Toulany A, Edmonds J, Matlow A. Optimizing physician handover through creation of a comprehensive minimum data set. Healthcare Quarterly, 2010; 13:102-109.

Toulany A, Katzman D, Goldberg E, Matlow A, Kaufman M. Chaperoning teenagers: A bygone era or modern medical necessity? Paediatrics and Child Health, 2012; 17(6):305-306.

Toulany A, McQuillan R, Thull-Freedman J, Margolis PA. Quasi-experimental designs for quality improvement research. Implementation Science 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S3.

Toulany A, Katzman D, Kaufman M, Hiraki, L, Silverman E. Chicken or the egg: Anorexia nervosa and systemic lupus erythematosus in children and adolescents. Pediatrics, 2014 Feb;133(2):e447-50. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3048. Epub 2014 Jan 6.

McLaughlin T, Korenblum C, Loverdos I, Toulany A. Weight lost…and Found. Paediatrics and Child Health, 2014;19(8):e117-118.

Dimitropoulos G, Toulany A, Herschman J, Kovacs A, Steinegger C, Bardsley J, Sandhu S, Gregory C, Colton P, Anderson J, Kaufman M. A Qualitative Study on the Experiences of Young Adults with Eating Disorders Transferring From Pediatric To Adult Care. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 2014 Nov 17:1-19.  

Toulany A, Wong M, Katzman DK, Akseer N, Steinegger C, Hancock-Howard R, Coyte PC. Cost analysis of inpatient treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa: hospital and societal perspectives. CMAJ Open, 2015 [in press]

Agarwal T, Rodrigues A, Toulany A. #Molly Presents with new-onset seizures. Paediatrics and Child Health, 2015 [in press].

Chapters in Books

Savlov D, Toulany A, Bernstein S. Growth and Nutrition.  In: The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Pediatrics, 11th edition. Elsevier Canada, 2009. 

Freedman JD, McQuillan R, Toulany A, McIntyre K, Bell CM. Improving Clinical Care: A Clinical Improvement Worksheet. In: Splaine ME, Dolansky MA, Estrada CA, Patrician PA. eds. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide, 3rd edition, 2012. C

Toulany A and Katzman DK. Anorexia Nervosa. in Clinical Decision Support: Pediatrics, edited by McMillan JM, Barrett DJ, Boney CM, Jones MD. 2013. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Wilmington, DE.

Toulany A and Katzman DK. Eating Disorders. in The Female Athlete Triad: A Clinical Guide, edited by Gordon C, Leboff MS. Springer Science+Business Media, New York, 2015.