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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Peter D. Wong, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCPC, FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Honorary Staff Physician, Community Paediatrics
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Adjunct Scientist
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine

Other Positions

Association of Local Public Health Agencies
Board Director

City of Toronto
Board of Health

Phone: 416-743-6063
Fax: 416-743-0101
Email: peter.wong@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Wong graduated from the University of the West Indies before obtaining postgraduate training in paediatric medicine, critical care and cardiology at SickKids. He is an Academic Clinician in Community Paediatric Medicine and Adjunct Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. His researcher interests are in early life exposures and child health, funded by SickKids and the PSI Foundation. Peter’s advocacy focuses on neighbourhood structures that promote health equity. He serves on the Board of Health for the City of Toronto; and is Board Director for the Association of Local Public Health Agencies. He is also on Advisory Committees of the Ontario Human Milk Bank and SickKids Centre for Healthy Active Kids. He has been recognized for his service by the Canadian Paediatric Society and Ontario Medical Association.

External Funding

Research Funding

  • SickKids Paediatric Consultants
  • Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation


Certificate of Merit, Canadian Paediatric Society, Canada. March 2017
Community Paediatrics Section Service Award, OMA Canada. June 2017.
Glenn Sawyer Service Award, Ontario Medical Association, Canada. March 2015.


Wong PD, Anderson L, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, Dai DW, Birken CS. Total breastfeeding duration and cardiometabolic risk in early childhood. (Accepted for publication 15 Oct 2017) Journal of Pediatrics 2017. Principal Author

Jacob G, van den Heuvel M, Jama N, Moore AM, Ford-Jones L, Wong PD. Adverse childhood experiences: Basics for the paediatrician. (Accepted for publication 11 November 2017) Paediatrics & Child Health 2017. Senior Research Author

Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Stewart H, Nicolae A, Zweig KN, van den Heuvel M, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. Breastfeeding: Brushing up on oral health. (Accepted for publication 24 July 2017). Journal of Family Practice 2017. Senior Research Author

A Nicolae, L Levin, C Mistry, PD Wong, M Wong, MG Dave, J Taras, EL Ford-Jones, R. Schroth. Identification and management of early childhood caries in primary care settings. pxx155, https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxx155 (Published 22 November 2017) Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. Coauthor or Collaborator

Venu I, van den Heuvel M, Wong JP, Berkhoff CM, Feller A, Moodie RG, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. The Breastfeeding Paradox: Relevance for Household Food Insecurity. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. 22:4, 180-3. Senior Research Author

Au VA, Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Kieswetter L, Gerstle JT, Wong PD. Failing to thrive, abdominal pain, and vomiting: A hairy situation. (Accepted for publication 20 June 2017) Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. Senior Research Author

Wong JP, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Venu I, Etoomb Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. A 6-Week-Old Girl with Weak Cry and Cardiac Murmur. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. 22:4, 177-8. Senior Research Author

Jacob G, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD, Warman D, Lovett MW. Literacy promotion by health care professionals: A comprehensive biomedical and psychosocial approach. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. (Published 22 November 2017) pxx143, https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxx143. Coauthor or Collaborator

Wong PD, Denburg A, Dave M, Levin L, Orkin J, Suleman S, Wong JP, Ford-Jones EL, Moore AM. Early life environment and social determinants of cardiac health in children with congenital heart disease (Review Article). Paediatrics and Child Health 2017. pxx146, https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxx146 (Published 02 November 2017). Principal Author

Wong, P. D., Birken, C. S., Parkin, P. C., Venu, I., Chen, Y., Schroth, R. J., ... & TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Total breast-feeding duration and dental caries in healthy urban children. Academic Pediatrics 2017. 17(3), 310-315. Principal Author

Wong PD, Wong JP, van den Heuvel M, Feller A, Silver-Cohen J, Talarico S, Humphreys J, Ford-Jones EL. The paediatrician and middle childhood parenting. Paediatrics and Child Health 2017, 22(1): 26-29. Principal Author

Wong PD, Denburg A, Moore AM, Ford-Jones EL. Social determinants of health: Integral to developmental risk assessment in congenital heart disease. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016, 183: 201. DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.058. Principal Author

Jacob, G. Lovett MW, Wong PD, Ford-Jones EL. Moving the Dial on Literacy With a Proactive Office-Based Approach. Scrub in Ontario Medical Association Journal. 2016, 11(3): 12-13. Coauthor or Collaborator

Wong PD, Dave MG, Tulloch T, Feldman ML, Ford-Jones EL, Parkin PC, Moodie RG. Community Health Centres – Potential opportunities of community paediatrics: From multidisciplinary clinical care to Board Governance. Paediatrics and Child Health 2015, 20(1): 12-14. Principal Author