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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Sumit Gupta, MD, PhD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Oncologist and Clinician Investigator

Research Institute
Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Associate Professor
Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Associate Professor
Institute of Medical Sciences

Other Positions

Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences
Cancer Research Program
Adjunct Scientist

Unit for Policy and Economics Research in Childhood Cancer (PERCC)

Fax: (416) 813-5327
Email: sumit.gupta@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Maria Locke
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 203297
Alternate Email: maria.locke@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Sumit Gupta joined the staff at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 2014. He is a Paediatric Oncologist in the Division of Haematology/Oncology. Dr. Gupta received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2005. He then completed both a residency in paediatrics and a fellowship in paediatric haematology/oncology at SickKids. In 2014, he completed his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology (Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation) at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Gupta’s main research goal is to identify and improve the outcomes of vulnerable subpopulations of children with cancer. To this end, he currently has two main lines of research. The first involves using health administrative data to answer important clinical and policy-relevant questions. Examples include building a detailed population-based database of all Ontario adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, or identifying the mental health care use of childhood cancer survivors and their family members. His second main area of research involves collaboration with international partners to improve the outcomes for children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS). He is the Associate Chair of the upcoming Lancet Oncology Commission on sustainable pediatric cancer care, which will build an investment case for childhood cancer treatment in LMICS. He is also Chair of the Unit for Policy and Economics Research in Childhood Cancer (PERCC), with collaborations in multiple locations including Chile and Ghana.

Dr. Gupta is also currently a member of the Children’s Oncology Group acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) committee and is the co-chair of the upcoming ALL Study ALL1731. 

Clinical Care Activities 

  • Physician – Inpatient care of children with leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Chair – Registry working group of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative

Research Interests

  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Health services research
  • Population-based data
  • Cancer registries
  • Optimizing outcomes for children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries

External Funding

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand
  • Garron Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Cancer Australia
  • Brocher Foundation
  • National Cancer Institute, Center for Global Health
  • C17 Research Network
  • Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)


Media Links

  • CTV interview following publication of national report on cancer care
  • CBC news article about links between cancer and mental illness in survivors
  • CTV interview on receiving the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Grant
  • Huffington Post blog for childhood cancer awareness month 
  • Al Jazeera interview for childhood cancer awareness month


Visit Google Scholar for a list of Dr. Gupta's publications.