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Clinicial Pharmacology and Toxicology

Who we are


In the 2012-2013 academic year, faculty members, staff and trainees of Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology published more than 50 papers, based on 12 active research grants. Not only the research output, but also leadership activity of the division members continues contributing to the discipline. 

Division Head
Shinya Ito, MD, FRCPC

Postgraduate Medical Education Director
Margaret Thompson MD

FellowshipTraining Program Director
Irena Nulman MD, FRCPC Neurology, PhD (C)


Full-time and major part-time
Shinya Ito, MD, FRCPC  (Division Head)
Christine Newman, MD (Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bereavement Care Service)
Irena Nulman, MD, FRCPC Neurology, PhD (C) (Associate Director, Motherisk Program, Director Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic, Program Director, Fellowship Training Program in Clinical Pharmacology
Margaret Thompson, MD (Medical Director, Ontario Regional Poison information Centre, Postgraduate Medical Education Director)

SickKids cross-appointees
Sheila Jacobson, MD
Dennis Scolnik, MD
Savithri Ratnapalan, MD
Chris Parshuram, MD
Sylvain Baruchel, MD
Bonnie Stevens, PhD
Anna Taddio, PhD
Yaron Finkelstein, MD

David Juurlink, MD

Marco Sivilotti, MD

Administrative Support

Niki Balamatsis - Administrative Assistant to Dr. Shinya Ito and Dr. Irena Nulman
Hila Halshtok - Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Leah Moscato
- Information Coordinator for the DART and Motherisk Clinics
Donna Tedesco - Administrative Assistant for the Ontario Regional Poison Centre and Dr. Margaret Thompson