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About Sickkids
About SickKids


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

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Associate 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 Academic Clinician in Community Paediatric Medicine, Associate Professor and Project Investigator at SickKids Research Institute, University of Toronto. His researcher interests are in early life exposures and child health, funded by SickKids and PSI Foundation. Peter’s advocacy focuses on neighbourhood structures that promote health equity. He serves on the Board of Health City of Toronto; Board director Association of Local Public Health Agencies; and Advisory Committees of the Ontario Human Milk Bank and SickKids Centre for Healthy Active Kids. He has been recognized for his service by the American College of Preventive Medicine, Canadian Paediatric Society and Ontario Medical Association.

External Funding

 SickKids Paediatric Consultants
 Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation


Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine 2018
Certificate of Merit, Canadian Paediatric Society, Canada 2017
Community Paediatrics Section Service Award, OMA, Canada 2017
Glenn Sawyer Service Award, Ontario Medical Association, Canada 2015



Borkhoff CM, Dai DWH, Jairam JA, Wong PD, Cox K, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Macarthur C, Parkin PC on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Breastfeeding to 12 months and beyond: nutrition outcomes at 3 to 5 years of age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018; 108(2):354-362.

Wong PD, Bowry A, Moodie RG. Energy and sports drinks in children and adolescents. Paediatr Child Health. 2018; 23(4):30-31.

Wong PD, Thadani S, Brown LL, Moodie RG. Polar relationship in emerging nations: severe household food insecurity and breastfeeding. CMAJ. 2018.

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. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 May; 23(3):173-175. PMID: 29773958.

Wong JP, Walters JR, Venu I, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Etoom Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. Refractory Wheezing in Infancy: Congenital Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. J Pediatr Health Care Med. 2018; 1(1):20-21.

Jacob G, van den Heuvel M, Jama N, Moore AM, Ford-Jones L, Wong PD. Adverse childhood experiences: Basics for the paediatrician. Paediatr Child Health 2018.

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. J Fam Pract. 2018.

Friedman N, Alnutayfi A, Banihani R, Mizzi T, Wong PD, Etoom Y. Sudden cardiac arrest in childhood: An overview. Int J Cardiol Cardiovasc Med. 2018; 1(1):1-5.

Wong PD, Anderson L, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, Dai DW, Birken CS. Total breastfeeding duration and cardiometabolic risk in early childhood. J Pediatr 2018. 192:80-85.e1.

Leem S, Banihani R, Wong JP, Ratnapalan S, Wong PD, Etoom Y. Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy with Infectious Mononucleosis. Int J Int Emerg Med 2018. 1(1):1-3.

Jacob G, Ford-Jones L, Wong PD, Warman D, Lovett MW. Literacy promotion by health care professionals: A comprehensive biomedical and psychosocial approach. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Feb; 23(1):6-11.

Nicolae A, Levin L, Wong PD, Dave MG, Taras J, Mistry C, Ford-Jones EL, Wong M, Schroth RJ. Identification of early childhood caries in primary care settings. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Apr; 23(2):111-115.

Wong P, Denburg A, Dave M, Levin L, Morinis JO, Suleman S, Wong J, Ford-Jones E, Moore AM. Early life environment and social determinants of cardiac health in children with congenital heart disease. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Apr; 23(2):92-95.


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. Paediatr Child Health 2017. 22:4, 180-3.

Wong PD, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Venu I, Chen Y, Schroth RJ, Maguire JL. Total breast-feeding duration and dental caries in healthy urban children. Academic Pediatrics. 2017 Apr 1;17(3):310-5.

Wong JP, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Venu I, Etoom Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. A 6-week-old girl with weak cry and cardiac murmur. Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Jul; 22(4):177-178.

Wong PD, Wong JP, van den Heuvel M, Feller AE, Silver-Cohen J, Talarico S, Humphreys J, Ford-Jones L. The paediatrician and middle childhood parenting. Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Mar; 22(1):26-29.

Wong P, Denburg A, Moore A, Ford-Jones E. Social determinants of health: integral to developmental risk assessment in congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2017 Apr; 183:201.

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