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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Chia Wei Teoh, MSc, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, LRCSI

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Nephrology

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Paediatrics


Phone: 416-813-7654 Ext 202872
Fax: 416-813-6271
Email: chiawei.teoh@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Dana Debernyj
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext 206287
Alternate Email: dana.debernyj@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Chia Wei Teoh joined the Division of Nephrology at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2017, as a Staff Physician and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He completed his primary medical degree and specialist training in Paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He began his Paediatric Nephrology training there, while working at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin. He then completed a year of Paediatric Nephrology Fellowship at B.C. Children’s Hospital/University of British Columbia before joining the Paediatric Nephrology Fellowship program at The Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto from 2014 to 2017. He was also a Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre fellow from 2015 to 2017. He completed a Master of Science degree at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto studying the role of complement in calcineurin inhibitor-induced endothelial cell toxicity. Dr. Teoh is a Paediatric Nephrologist involved in the Renal Transplant Program at The Hospital for Sick Children, and aims to integrate his clinical and research interests which include all aspects of paediatric renal transplantation and complement-mediated disorders. Dr. Teoh is part of a core group of nephrologists providing care to renal transplant patients through the Renal Transplant Program (The Hospital for Sick Children) and participates in the glomerular disorders and hypertension clinical groups within the Division of Nephrology.

Academic Background

2017 MSc, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

2017 Clinician Investigator Program, University of Toronto

2015 Certificate of Successful Completion of Specialist Training (Paediatrics), The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

2008 MRCPI, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Paediatrics), Dublin, Ireland

2006 MB BCh BAO, National University of Ireland (NUI), Penang Medical College/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland

Research Interests

Clinical translational research in the following areas:

  • Pediatric transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Complement-mediated disorders
  • Endothelial cell biology and dysfunction

External Funding

2018
Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre & Astellas Pilot Grant, iPeer2Peer Support Mentoring Program for Adolescent Transplant Recipients: A Needs Assessment
Co-investigator

2017-2018
HSBC Bank Canada Catalyst Research Grants, Longitudinal Profiling of Cell-Free DNA and RNA for Non-invasive Monitoring of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Co-investigator

2017-2018
Pediatric Renal Transplant Optimization with Biomarkers (PROBE) multicentre study
Co-investigator

Achievements

2017 Canadian Society of Transplantation-Astellas T3 Completition: Transformative Thinking in Transplant (Total CAD$25,000)

2017 Best Paediatric Transplant Abstract Award (Basic Science), Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) Paediatric Group (Total CAD1,000)

2015 Best Paediatric Transplant Abstract Award, Canadian Society of Transplantation (CST) Paediatric Group (Total CAD$1,000)

2015-2017 Restracomp, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (Total CAD$ 80,000)

Publications

  1.  Teoh CW, Gorman KM, Lynch B, Goodship THJ, Dolan NM, Waldron M, Riordan M, Awan A. Clinical relapses of atypical HUS on eculizumab: Clinical gap for monitoring and individualised therapy. Case Reports in Nephrology, 2018: Article ID 2781789, 4 pages. doi:10.1155/2018/2781789. 
  2. Teoh CW, Riedl M, Licht C. The alternative pathway of complement and the thrombotic microangiopathies. The Journal of Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 2016: 54: 220-231. 
  3. Teoh CW, Thakor AS, Amaral JG, Parra DA, Harvey EA, Noone DG. Successful image-guided retrieval of an embolized fragment of a fractured haemodialysis catheter tip from the pulmonary artery. Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis, 2016: 6: 21-25.
  4. Teoh CW, Nadel H, Armstrong K, Harris KC, White CT. Peritoneal pericardial communication in an adolescent on peritoneal dialysis. Pediatric Nephrology, 2016: 31(1): 153-156.
  5. Teoh CW, Robinson L.A, Noone DG. Perspectives on edema in childhood nephrotic syndrome. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 2015: 309(7): F575-582.
  6. Teoh CW, Gill I, Haydar R, Cotter M, Devaney D, Dolan NM, Riordan M, Waldron M, Awan A.  A rare cause of hypercalcaemia. Pediatric Nephrology, 2015: 30(6):919-924.
  7. Teoh CW, Awan A. Antibiotic prophylaxis in children with vesicoureteric reflux: has RIVUR answered all our questions?  Irish Medical Journal, 2015: 108(4): 101-102.
  8. Teoh CW, Haydar R, Gillick J, Waldron M, Dolan NM, Awan A, Riordan M. Migration of Tenchkhoff catheter into an occult inguinal hernia. Peritoneal Dialysis International, 2015: 35(1): 113-114.
  9. Teoh CW, Bates M, Cotter M, Quinlan C, Dolan NM, Riordan M, Waldron M, Awan A. Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is safe and effective in increasing haemodialysis catheter longevity in paediatric haemodialysis patients. Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics, 2014: (4): 161. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000161 (Open Access).
  10. Noone D, Teoh CW, Dorman AM, Awan A. Omeprazole induced acute interstitial nephritis in an adolescent. Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics, 2014: (4): 159. doi: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000159.  (Open access)
  11. Medjeral-Thomas NR, O'Shaughnessy M, O'Regan JA, Traynor C, Flanagan M, Wong L, Teoh CW, Awan A, Waldron M, Cairns T, O'Kelly P, Dorman AM, Pickering MC, Conlon PJ, Cook HT. C3 Glomerulopathy: Clinicopathologic features and predictors of outcome. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2014: 9(1): 46-53. 
  12. Conlon N, Teoh CW, Pears J, O'Sullivan M. Bilateral botryoid nephroblastoma: a rare cause of acute renal failure. British Medical Journal Case Reports, 2012: doi: 10.1136/bcr.02.2012.5854.