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Paediatric Medicine
Paediatric Medicine

Paediatric Medicine

There are now 40 full-time and 10 major part-time physician faculty and over 100 community-based Paediatricians with part-time faculty appointments within the Division of Paediatric Medicine. 

The clinical programs of the Division of Paediatric Medicine include:

    •  Paediatric Medicine Inpatient Unit (approximately 3,000 admissions per year on the three Clinical Teaching Units) 
    •  Paediatric Consultation Clinic (approximately 2,000 clinic visits per year) 
    •  Dermatology Clinic (approximately 5,000 clinic visits per year)
    •  Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect program (SCAN) (approximately 700 clinic visits and judicial court presentations per year)

In addition we have four inpatient consultation services:  

    • General Paediatrics (500 consults per year)
    • General Paediatric IGT Consultant (5,000 patient encounters per year)
    • Dermatology (70 consults per year) and SCAN (70 consults per year)
    • The Norman Saunders Initiative in Complex Care, which has become an area of clinical and academic focus.
Adult hand holding a baby's hand

The Directors of the SickKids Learning Institute and the Undergraduate Medical Education section are both faculty in the Division of Paediatric Medicine. 

Members of the division have edited textbooks as well as best-selling parenting books and have produced approximately 50 book chapters in the last five years. 

Over this time period, close to 400 invited presentations have been given by divisional faculty. 

Divisional faculty have been honoured with educational awards on 18 occasions over the past five years. 


The division participates in the training of approximately 75 first, third and fourth year Paediatric Residents, 15 - 20 Dermatology Residents yearly and up to 350 medical students per year in the inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

In addition, the division offers an Academic Fellowship in Paediatric Medicine, during which trainees undertake an independent research project, participate in teaching activities, and usually complete formal training in clinical epidemiology or higher education.

There are also clinical fellowships in Paediatric Dermatology, Child Maltreatment, Hospital and Community Paediatrics. 


Currently, the division has 21 faculty  who hold appointments in the SickKids Research Institute. All appointments are within the Population Health Science program in the Research Institute.

In the past five years, faculty of the division have published over 130 peer reviewed papers, helped generate over 10 million dollars in grant funding and trained eight fellows in epidemiologic research methodology.

Faculty cross appointments include the University of Toronto graduate school of Public Health Science and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME), Institute of Medical Sciences, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education.

Paediatric Outcomes Research Team (PORT)

The division has developed a strong focus in patient-based clinical research through the growth of the Paediatric Outcomes Research Team (PORT) started in 1992. 

The mandate of the PORT program is to undertake research in common paediatric problems using epidemiologic methods.

What we do

The clinical programs of the Division of Paediatric Medicine are among the largest and most active in the Department of Paediatrics.

Education and learning

The Division of Paediatric Medicine are very involved with all aspects of Paediatric medical education. Click here to learn more....

Research activities

Divisional faculty have been honoured with educational awards on 18 occasions over the past five years.