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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Vicky Ng, MD FRCP (C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program
Transplant Centre

Staff Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-7733
Fax: 416-813-4972
Email: vicky.ng@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Ivette Milanes Abreus
Alternate Email: ivette.milanesabreus@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Vicky Lee Ng received her MD from the University of Toronto, followed by Paediatrics residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and a year as Associate Chief Resident.  She then completed a three-year clinical and research fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, prior to returning to Toronto. She joined the faculty at SickKids in 2000 as a staff gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She has been the Medical Director of the SickKids Liver Transplant program since 2006.

Dr. Ng’s primary research focus is in health outcomes following pediatric liver transplantation, acute liver failure in children and biliary atresia. Her current research projects focus on health related quality of life (HRQOL), cognitive outcomes and long-term medical complications related to immunosuppression medications. Her research group is actively involved in novel international multi-center trials of immunosuppression withdrawal in liver transplant recipients. She is the co-creator of the PeLTQL (Pediatric Liver Transplant Quality of Life), the first disease-specific health related quality of life tool for patients who have undergone isolated liver transplantation. The PeLTQL is available in English, as well as French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Japanese and Chinese. Dr. Ng is also the co-director of a Toronto Transplant Institute (TTI) youth education outreach initiative, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of organ donation and life-saving gift of organ transplantation to high school students in the Greater Toronto Area.


For a complete list of publications, please see PubMed.

Development and validation of the pediatric liver transplantation quality of life: a disease-specific quality of life measure for pediatric liver transplant recipients.
Ng V, Nicholas D, Dhawan A, Yazigi N, Ee L, Stormon M, Gilmour S, Schreiber R, Taylor R, Otley A; PeLTQL study group.
Journal of Pediatrics 2014 Sep;165(3):547-555

Evaluation of the pediatric patient for liver transplantation: 2014 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Society of Transplantation and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Squires RH, Ng V, Romero R, Ekong U, Hardikar W, Emre S, Mazariegos GV.
Hepatology 2014 Jul;60(1):362-98.

Medical status of 219 children with biliary atresia surviving long-term with their native livers: results from a north american multicenter consortium.
, Haber BH, Magee JC, Miethke A, Murray KF, Michail S, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Molleston JP, Romero R, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Shneider BL, Turmelle YP, Alonso EM, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ; Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (CHiLDREN).
Journal of Pediatrics 2014 Sep;165(3):539-546.

The SPLIT research agenda 2013.
Alonso EM, Ng VL, Anand R, Anderson CD, Ekong UD, Fredericks EM, Furuya KN, Gupta NA, Lerret SM, Sundaram S, Tiao G; Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Research Group.
Pediatric Transplantation 2013 Aug;17(5):412-22.

Extrahepatic anomalies in infants with biliary atresia: results of a large prospective North American multicenter study.
Schwarz KB, Haber BH, Rosenthal P, Mack CL, Moore J, Bove K, Bezerra JA, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Shneider BL, Turmelle YP, Whitington PF, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Ng VL, Romero R, Wang KS, Sokol RJ, Magee JC; Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network.
Hepatology. 2013 Nov;58(5):1724-31.

Health status of children alive 10 years after pediatric liver transplantation performed in the US and Canada: report of the studies of pediatric liver transplantation experience.
Ng VL, Alonso EM, Bucuvalas JC, Cohen G, Limbers CA, Varni JW, Mazariegos G, Magee J, McDiarmid SV, Anand R; Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Research Group.
Journal of Pediatrics 2012 May;160(5):820-6.

Intravenous N-acetylcysteine in pediatric patients with nonacetaminophen acute liver failure: a placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Squires RH, Dhawan A, Alonso E, Narkewicz MR, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, Olio DD, Karpen S, Bucuvalas J, Lobritto S, Rand E, Rosenthal P, Horslen S, Ng V, Subbarao G, Kerkar N, Rudnick D, Lopez MJ, Schwarz K, Romero R, Elisofon S, Doo E, Robuck PR, Lawlor S, Belle SH; Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group. Hepatology. 2013 Apr;57(4):1542-9.

Immunophenotype predicts outcome in pediatric acute liver failure.
Bucuvalas J, Filipovich L, Yazigi N, Narkewicz MR, Ng V, Belle SH, Zhang S, Squires RH.
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2013 Mar;56(3):311-5.

King's College Hospital Criteria for non-acetaminophen induced acute liver failure in an international cohort of children.
Sundaram V, Shneider BL, Dhawan A, Ng VL, Im K, Belle S, Squires RH.
Journal of Pediatrics 2013 Feb;162(2):319-23.

Biliary atresia and survival into adulthood without transplantation: a collaborative multicentre clinic review.
Kumagi T, Drenth JP, Guttman O, Ng V, Lilly L, Therapondos G, Hiasa Y, Michitaka K, Onji M, Watanabe Y, Sen S, Griffiths W, Roberts E, Heathcote J, Hirschfield GM.
Liver International 2012 Mar;32(3):510-8.

[PA]  Ng VL, Anand R, Martz K, Fecteau A.  Liver Re-Transplantation in Children:  SPLIT Database Analysis of Outcome and Predictive Factors for Survival.  American Journal of Transplantation 2008 Dec;8:386-395.

[PA]  Ng VL, Fecteau A, Shepherd R, Magee J, Bucuvalas J, Alonso E, McDiarmid S, Cohen G, Anand R.  Outcomes of 5-Year Survivors After Pediatric Liver Transplantation:  Report From a North American Multi-Center Registry.  Pediatrics 2008;122;e1128-e1135.