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About Sickkids
About SickKids


The Hospital for Sick Children
Director, Sleep Medicine
Respiratory Medicine

Staff Respirologist
Respiratory Medicine

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Translational Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Phone: 416-813-6346
Fax: 416-813-6246
Email: indra.narang@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Indra Narang completed medical school and paediatric training in the U.K. She completed her respirology fellowship program at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, U.K.  Following this, she also undertook training in Sleep Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Narang also completed a three year research degree in paediatric pulmonology and was awarded her "Doctor of Medicine" (MD) at the University of London.  

Clinical Care Activities

  • Respirology
  • Obstructive and central sleep apnea in children
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Childhood narcolepsy
  • Paediatric to adult transitional care

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular, metabolic and neurocognitive consequences of childhood sleep disorders
  • Factors influencing control of breathing
  • Chronic lung disease of childhood


  1. Marcus C, Meltzer L, Roberts R, Traylor J, Dix J, D’ilario J, Asztalos E, Opie G, Doyle L, Biggs S, Nixon G, Narang I, Bhattacharjee P, Davey M, Horne R, Cheshire M, Gibbons J, Costantini L, Bradford R, Schmidt B. Long Term Effects of Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity on Sleep at Schhol – Age. AJRCCM. 2014; 190 (7): 791 – 799
  2. Katz Sheri, Witmans M, Borrowman N, Hoey L, Su S, Reddy D, Narang I. Pediatirc Sleep resources in Canada: The Scope of the Problem. Canadian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2014; 19 (7): 367-372
  3. Marcus C, Traylor J, Biggs S, Roberts R, Nixon G, Narang I, Bhattacharjee R, Davey M, Horne R, Cheshire M, Gibbons J, Dix J, Asztalos E, Doyle L, Opie G, Costantini L, Bradford R, Schmidt B. Feasibility of Comprehensive, Unattended Ambulatory Polysomnography in School-Aged Children. JCSM. 2014; 10 (8): 913-8
  4. Cohen M, Hamilton J, Narang I. Clinically Important Age-Related Differences in Sleep Related Disordered Breathing in Infants and Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. PLOS One. 2014; 9 (6): e101012
  5. Bola SS, Narang I. An Elusive Cause of Hypoxaemia in a Paediatric Patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2014; 23 pii: bcr2013201819. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201819
  6. Al-Saleh S, Kantor P, Chadha N, Yamilet T, James A, Narang I. Sleep Related Disordered Breathing in Children with Cardiomyopathy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Apr.  Epub Ahead of Print. OI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201309-325OC
  7. Mathew J, Narang I. Sleeping too Close Together:  Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Childhood and Adolescence. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2013 Oct 1. pii: S1526-0542(13)00112-7
  8. Massicotte C, Al-Saleh S, Witmans M, Narang I. The Utility of a Portable Sleep Monitor (Apnealink) to Diagnose Sleep Disordered Breathing in a Paediatric Population.  Can Respir J. 2013 Sep 30. pii: 15816
  9. Sklar MC, Narang I, Ngan BY, Propst EJ. A solitary tonsil can cause severe obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. Jul 2013;77(7):1212-1214
  10. Folman R, Grenier D, Birken C, Campisi P, Do T M, Forte V, MacLusky I, McCrindle B, Narang I, Witmans M. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Different Beast. Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Jan;18(1):36
  11. Al-Saleh S, Al-Naimi A, Hamilton J, Zweerink A, Iaboni A, Narang I. Longitudinal Evaluation of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome during Two Years of Growth Hormone Therapy. Journal of Pediatrics. Feb 2013;162(2):263-268.e261
  12. Narang I, Manlhiot C, Davies-Shaw J, Gibson D, Chahal N, Stearne K, Fisher A, Dobbin S,McCrindle BW. Sleep Disturbance and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents. CMAJ. 2012;184(17):E913 E920
  13. Mathew J, Narang I. Childhood Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. J Nutr Metab. 2012; 2012:134202
  14. Narang I, Bush A. Early Origins of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. April 2012; 17(2):112-118
  15. Kritzinger FE, Al-Saleh S, Narang I. Descriptive Analysis of Central Sleep Apnea in Childhood at a Single Centre. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 October; 46(10):1023-30
  16. Al-Saleh S, Riekstins A, Forrest CR, Philips JH, Narang I. Sleep Related Disordered Breathing in Children with Syndromic Craniosynostosis. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2011; 39(3):153-7
  17. Narang I. Review series: What Goes Around, Comes Around: Childhood Influences on Later Lung Health? Long Term Follow Up of Infants with Lung Disease of Prematurity. Chron Respir Dis. 2010; 7(4):259-69
  18. O’Gorman C, Simoneau-Roy J, Pencharz P, MacFarlane J, McLusky I, Narang I, Adeli K, Daneman D, Hamilton J. Sleep Disordered Breathing is Increased in Obese Adolescents with Craniopharyngioma Compared with Obese Controls. J Clin Endocrinol Metab.  2010; 95:2211-18