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Julie Johnstone

Title: Academic Clinician, Division of Paediatrics
Designations: MD, FRCPC, MScCH
Alternate Contact Name: Akshaniya Mohanrajan
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U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics


Dr. Julie Johnstone completed medical school at the University of Western Ontario in 2007 and honoured as the class Valedictorian. She completed post-graduate training as Co-Chief Resident at the University of Toronto in 2011. In 2015, she completed her fellowship in Academic General Paediatrics with an MScCH degree in Health Practitioner Education. She is currently appointed as a Staff Paediatrician at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) with a special focus on feeding and growth issues in the context of medical complexity. She engages in quality improvement work to support weaning off enteral feeding tubes.

Dr. Johnstone is the Director of Assessment and Special Projects for the Core Paediatric Residency Training Program at SickKids and the Interim Program Director for the Division of Paediatric Medicine Fellowship Program.


See a full list of Julie Johnstone's publications


  • 2019–2020: Principal Investigator
    “HINGE: Hunger Induction for Naso-Gastric Elimination”. Department of Paediatrics Creative professional Activity Grant, The Hospital for Sick Children. Principal Investigator: Johnstone, Julie. Collaborators: Tammadge, Stuart; Zietsma, Jordan; Vresk, Laura; Mutch, Carly; Groves, Tyler.
    $8,607.55 CAD. 
  • 2018–2019: Principal Investigator. “Each little change will have a ripple effect”: Lessons Learned during Implementation of Competency by Design in an Established Paediatric Residency Training Program. Education Development Fund, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine [9232501405] Principal Investigator: Johnstone, Julie. Collaborators: Atkinson, Adelle; Martimianakis, Tina; Al Maawali, Ali.
    $19,280 CAD 
  • 2017–2018: Co-Principal Investigator. Paediatric Consultant’s Educational Scholarship Grant, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Paediatric Consultants, Education Research Grant Principle Investigator: Johnstone, Julie; Morris, Shaun. Collaborators: Martimianakis, Tina; Zlotkin, Stanley.
    $5,000 CAD
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