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Suhail Al-Saleh

Title:
Academic Clinician (Associate Staff Physician), Division of Respiratory Medicine
Designations:
MBBS, M.Sc., EMHI, FRCPC
Phone:
416-813-6168
U of T Positions:
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Research Positions

Project Investigator
SickKids Research Institute

Biography

Dr. Al-Saleh is a paediatric respirologist and paediatric sleep medicine staff physician at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Between 2013 and 2018, he was the Quality Advisor in the Sleep Lab and Sleep Clinic where he is the lead physician for technical and quality improvements, including Sleep Lab data management upgrade, Sleep Lab expansion and Sleep Lab Epic implementation.  He also works in the SickKids Research Institute in several clinical research projects. Between 2014 and 2018, he was the program director for the Paediatric Sleep Fellowship and education program in the Division of Respiratory Medicine.

Research interests

Dr. Al-Saleh's research interests relate to sleep medicine, ranging from epidemiology, diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing in paediatric populations. The two main areas in which he is currently  involved are sleep-disordered breathing in children with primary diagnosis and complex chronic diseases, and screening and diagnostic tools for sleep-disordered breathing in children.

Education

  • 1992–1998: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1998–1999: Internship training, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2001–2004: Pediatric Medicine, McMaster Children’s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 2004–2007: Paediatric Respirology, SickKids, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007–2010: Paediatric Sleep Medicine, SickKids, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2008–2009: Masters of Science (M.Sc.), Clinical Epidemiology, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2017–2019: Executive Masters of Health Informatics (EMHI), Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2019–2020: Executive Healthcare Leadership. eCornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Experience

Hospital

  • 2013–Present: Associate Staff Physician, Division of Respiratory Medicine, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2013–2018: Quality Advisor-Physician in Lead, Paediatric Sleep Lab, Division of Respiratory Medicine, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Research

  • 2013–Present: Project Investigator, Translational Medicine Program, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

University of Toronto

  • 2013–2018: Program Director, Paediatric Sleep Fellowship and Education Program, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2013–2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2018–Current: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Achievements

  • 2018: Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Paediatrics, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018–Present: Member, Sickkids international Abu Dhabi collaboration project, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018–2020: Member, Defining Clinical Metrics Task Force, Department of Paediatrics, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2017–2018: Member, SickKids Research Ethics Board, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publications

  1. Senior Responsible Author. Narang I, Kadmon G, Lai D, Dhanju S, Kirby-Allen m, Odame I, Amin R, Lu Z, Al-Saleh S. Higher Nocturnal and Awake Oxygen Saturations in Children with Sickle Cell Disease on Hydroxyurea Therapy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jul;12 (7):1044-9.
  2. Principal Author. Al-Saleh S, Kantor P.F, Chadha N.K, Tirado Y, James A.L., Narang I. Sleep-disordered breathing in children with cardiomyopathy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jun;11(5):770-6.
  3. Principal Author. Al-Saleh S, Al-Naimi A, Hamilton J, Zweerink A, laboni A, Narang I. Longitudinal evaluation of sleep disordered breathing in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome on growth hormone therapy. J Pediatr Feb 2013;162(2):263-268.
  4. Principal Author. Al-Saleh S, Dragulesco A, Manson D, Golding F, Traubici J, Mei-Zahav M, MacLusky I.B, Faughnan M.E, Ratjen F. Utility of contrast echocardiography for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations screening in pediatric hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. J Pediatr June 2012;160(6):1039-43.
  5. Principal Author. Al-Saleh S, Dell S, Grasemann H, Yau Y, Waters V, Martin S, Ratjen F. Sputum induction in routine clinical care of children with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr. 2010 Dec;157(6):1006-1011.
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