Acute Care Transport Service
Director of Paediatrics
Neurosciences and Mental Health
Maternal-Child Transport Advisory Council to the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH)
Working group for ‘One number to call’ (ONTC) for neonatal and paediatric patients
Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO) for Ministry of Health
Dr. Hilary Whyte has been a faculty member of the Division of Neonatology for 35 years. She is cross appointed to the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at SickKids, with staff privileges at both Mount Sinai and Sunnybrook Hospitals.
Dr. Whyte has been the Medical Director of the SickKids Acute Care Transport Service (ACTS) Team for the last 22 years, responsible for the retrieval of all critically ill newborns and children 0-18 years of age in our region of the Province of Ontario. Dr. Whyte has spearheaded a standardized model for transport competencies, processes and equipment to enhance patient safety in inter-facility transport across Canada.
As Medical Director of SickKids International and responsible for Neonatal outreach programs, she has an interest in creative and innovative ways to educate and maintain the competencies of interdisciplinary health care professionals, locally and abroad.
Her research focus is in the area of transport medicine and neuro-critical care. She has had a leadership role in developing the follow-up program for high risk infants and has pursued outcomes research on the most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Whyte’s research focus is in the area of transport medicine and neuro-critical care. She is interested in preterm brain development and outcomes, term brain injury and markers for prognostication and models of transport teams. She has had a leadership role in developing the follow-up program for high risk infants and has pursued outcomes research on the most vulnerable populations
- Grass B, El Shahed A, Ly L, Chau V, Branson H, Blaser S, Wilson D, Whyte HE. Therapeutic hypothermia, for hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy after perinatal sentinel events: less brain injury on MRI and improved neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 – 36 months. Journal of Perinatology 2020. doi:10.1038/s41372-020-0602-8
- DuedenEG, Halani S, Ng K, Guo T, Foong J, Glass TJA, Chau V, Branson H, Sled JG, Whyte H, Kelly E, Miller SP. White matter injury predicts disrupted functional integrity and microstructure in very preterm born neonates. NeuroImage Clinical 2019:21: 101596. Doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.11.006
- Whyte HE,NarveyM. Team models in Interfacility transport and maintaining competencies. Current Treatment Options in Paediatrics 2017:3 (4):pp327-341
- Young J, Morgan B, Lee W, Smith ML, Sled JG,Raybaudc, Shroff M, Taylor, Whyte H. Longitudinal study of white matter development and outcomes in children born very preterm. Cerebral Cortex 2017:27 (8):pp 4094-4105
- Shah P, Goswami I, Whyte HE,Wintermark P, Mohammad K, Shivananda S, Louis D, Yoon E. Characteristics and short-term outcomes of neonates with mild hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia. Journal of Perinatology. 2020; 40: pp 275-283.