Douglas Campbell


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


I am currently the Medical Director of the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre and the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Deputy Chief Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. I am also an Associate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. I am cross-appointed at the Hospital for Sick Children, where I work as a Staff Neonatologist. My academic rank at the University of Toronto is that of an Associate Professor within the Department of Pediatrics.

My two main areas of interest are clinical neonatology (nutrition and ventilation) and the use of simulation for neonatal resuscitation team-training.

My clinical neonatal experience and simulation background has formed a large part of my academic career as an educator, administrator and researcher. I received simulation training at Stanford University at the Center for Advanced Perinatal Education (CAPE) and am the current simulation co-lead, at the University of Toronto’s Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. I am member of the Canadian Pediatric Society National Resuscitation Program (NRP) Executive Committee and Current Chair of the NRP Research Committee. International recognition for my work in simulation has included election to the Board of Directors of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS).


Recent Publications

  1. Tole, S, Speckert, M, Campbell, DM. Newborn with bilateral eyelid swelling, rash and erythema. Paediatr Child Health. 2017;22 (5):243-244. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxx016. PubMed PMID:29479225 PubMed Central PMC5804959.
  2. Baker, JM, Campbell, DM, Bhutani, VK, Sgro, M. Rh sensitization in Canada is not obsolete. Paediatr Child Health. 2017;22 (4):238-239. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxx076. PubMed PMID:29479222 PubMed Central PMC5804569.
  3. Wong, PD, Anderson, LN, Dai, DDW, Parkin, PC, Maguire, JL, Birken, CS et al.. The Association of Breastfeeding Duration and Early Childhood Cardiometabolic Risk. J. Pediatr. 2018;192 :80-85.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.071. PubMed PMID:29246362 .
  4. Gill, PJ, Campbell, DM. A newborn infant with respiratory distress: More than meets the eye. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018;54 (3):327-329. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13750. PubMed PMID:29106049 .
  5. Wong, J, Finan, E, Campbell, D. Use of Simulation in Canadian Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Programs. Cureus. 2017;9 (7):e1448. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1448. PubMed PMID:28929032 PubMed Central PMC5590774.
  6. Sharp, JR, Maguire, JL, Carsley, S, Abdullah, K, Chen, Y, Perrin, EM et al.. Temperament Is Associated With Outdoor Free Play in Young Children: A TARGet Kids! Study. Acad Pediatr. ;18 (4):445-451. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2017.08.006. PubMed PMID:28842293 .
  7. Park, AL, Tu, K, Ray, JG, Canadian Curves Consortium. Differences in growth of Canadian children compared to the WHO 2006 Child Growth Standards. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017;31 (5):452-462. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12377. PubMed PMID:28692179 .
  8. Wong, PD, Birken, CS, Parkin, PC, Venu, I, Chen, Y, Schroth, RJ et al.. Total Breast-Feeding Duration and Dental Caries in Healthy Urban Children. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17 (3):310-315. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.10.021. PubMed PMID:28385327 .
  9. Campbell, DM, Dadiz, R. Simulation in neonatal transport medicine. Semin. Perinatol. 2016;40 (7):430-437. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2016.08.003. PubMed PMID:28193439 .
  10. Lau, E, Brophy, J, Samson, L, Kakkar, F, Campbell, DM, Yudin, MH et al.. Nevirapine Pharmacokinetics and Safety in Neonates Receiving Combination Antiretroviral Therapy for Prevention of Vertical HIV Transmission. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2017;74 (5):493-498. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001291. PubMed PMID:28114187 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Medical Director of the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital