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Critical Care Medicine

Staff physicians

Physician leadership  | Staff physicians

The Department of Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children is a multidisciplinary department with a 41-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The University of Toronto Paediatric Training Program is based within the Department of Critical Care Medicine at SickKids. The Paediatric Critical Care Program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The department is staffed by 17 full-time intensivists, and all patients are admitted under the primary care of these physicians.

In addition, there are 25 full-time fellows/residents appointed for a period of at least one year, who have completed postgraduate training in either Anesthesia, Paediatrics or Paediatric Surgery.  There are also rotating residents assigned to the unit from Paediatrics, Anesthesia, Surgery and other subspecialty services. See our Fellowship and Residents listing.



Chief - Department of Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Peter Laussen

Associate Chief & Division Head - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit  (PICU)
Dr. Peter Cox

Division Head - Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCCU)
Dr. Steve Schwartz

Education Program Director
Dr. Tilman Humpl

Research Director - Department of Critical Care Medicine & Acute Care Research Program
Dr. Anne-Marie Guerguerian



Dr. Gail Annich

Dr. Alejandro Floh

Dr. Lennox Huang

Dr. Brian Kavanagh

Dr. Roxanne Kirsch

Dr. Mjaye Mazwi 

Dr. Briseida Mema

Dr. Michael-Alice Moga

Dr. Haifa Mtaweh       

Dr. Christopher Parshuram

Dr. Afrothite Kotsakis


For further information please contact Nella Perri at nella.perri@sickkids.ca.

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