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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Hilary Whyte, MB, FRCPC, FRCPI, MSc

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Neonatologist

Medical Director of Acute Care Transport Services (ACTS)

Medical Director
SickKids International

Research Institute
Project Director
Neurosciences & Mental Health

University of Toronto

Other Positions

Associate Medical Director

Transport Medicine Physician

Phone: 416-813-6345
Fax: 416-813-5245
Email: hilary.whyte@sickkids.ca

External Email: hwhyte@ornge.ca
Alternate Contact: Katie Fox
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6345
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5245
Alternate Email: katie.fox@sickkids.ca

For more information, visit:

Acute Care Transport Services

SickKids International

Brief Biography

Dr. Hilary Whyte has been a neonatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for the past 30 years and is a full Professor of Paediatrics at University of Toronto, in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics. She is cross appointed in Clinical Epidemiology, Paediatric Emergency Medicine and the Department of Critical Care Medicine. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin University, Ireland, in 1976. In her role at SickKids she has provided leadership to the follow-up program for high risk infants and for the past 20 years has been medical director of the RN/RRT team which comprise the Acute Care Transport Service. Her research interests relate to education, transport medicine and neuro-critical care. She has worked in several countries during her career and is currently the medical director of SickKids International. She is very interested in creative and innovative ways to educate and maintain the competencies of interdisciplinary health-care professionals involved in the transport service, neonatal intensive care and follow up programs.  

Academic Background

Tertiary and quaternary care

Research Interests

Neonatal-paediatric transport medicine; acquired brain injury and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Learning Intersts

  • Interprofessional education
  • Outreach education
  • Telehealth

External Funding

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Sakhuja P,  Finelli M, Hawes J, Whyte HE. Is it time to review guidelines for ETT positioning in the NICU? SCEPTIC—Survey of Challenges Encountered in Placement of Endotracheal Tubes in Canadian NICUs. International Journal of Pediatrics 2016. 

Young J, Morgan B, Powell T, Moore A, Whyte HE, Smith ML, Taylor MJ. Associations of perinatal clinical and MRI measures with developmental outcomes in children born very preterm. The Journal of Pediatrics 2015.

Lee W, Al-Dossary H, Raybaud C, Young JM, Morgan BR, Whyte HE, Sled, JG, Taylor MJ, Shroff MM. Longitudinal cerebellar growth following very preterm birth. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2015.

Sakhuja P, Whyte HE, Kamath B, Martin N, Chitayat D. Williams syndrome presenting with findings consistent with Alagille syndrome. Clinical Case Reports 2015: 3 (1): pp 24-28.

Whyte HE, Jefferies AL, Canadian Paediatric Society, Community Paediatrics Committee. Inter-facility transport of critically ill newborns. Paediatrics and Child Health 2015: 20 (5): pp 265-269.