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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Sharon Unger, BSc, MD, FRCP(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Neonatologist

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto

Other Positions

Mount Sinai Hospital
Staff Neonatologist

Mount Sinai Hospital
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Associate Scientist

Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank
Medical Director

Phone: 416-586-8593
Fax: 416-586-8745
Email: Sharon.unger@sinaihealthsystem.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Sharon Unger graduated from the University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University. She is a Neonatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and the medical director for the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. She serves as a co-primary investigator for the OptiMoM and MaxiMoM programs of research in human milk.

Academic Background

BSc - University of New Brunswick
MD - Dalhousie University
Residency - Dalhousie University
Fellowship - University of Toronto

Research Interests

Human Milk, Pasteurized Donor Milk, Neonatal Nutrition


Top Publications

  1. O’Connor DL, Gibbins S, Kiss A, Bando N, Brennan-Donnan J, Ng E, Campbell DM, Vaz S, Fusch C, Asztalos E, Church P, Kelly E, Ly L, Daneman A, Unger S. Effect of supplemental donor human milk compared with preterm formula on neurodevelopment of very low-birth-weight infants at 18 months: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2016; 316(18): 1897-1905.
  2. Unger S, Stintzi A, Shah P, Mack D, O’Connor DL. Gut microbiota of the very-low-birth-weight infant. Pediatric Research 2015;77(1-2): 205-213.
  3. Kim JH, Unger S. Human milk banking. Pediatrics and Child Health 2010; 15(9): 595-598.

Full bibliography