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. Sypes, EE, Parkin, PC, Birken, CS, Carsley, S, MacArthur, C, Maguire, JL et al.. Higher Body Mass Index Is Associated with Iron Deficiency in Children 1 to 3 Years of Age. J. Pediatr. 2018; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.11.035. PubMed PMID:30630632 .
  2. Wijeysundera, DN, Pearse, RM, Shulman, MA, Abbott, TEF, Torres, E, Ambosta, A et al.. Assessment of functional capacity before major non-cardiac surgery: an international, prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2018;391 (10140):2631-2640. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31131-0. PubMed PMID:30070222 .
  3. Downie, ML, Cheema, S, Campbell, DM. An unusual case of hypovolemic shock in a neonate. Paediatr Child Health. 2018;23 (5):303-305. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxx211. PubMed PMID:30046266 PubMed Central PMC6054234.
  4. Mrkobrada, M, Chan, MTV, Cowan, D, Spence, J, Campbell, D, Wang, CY et al.. Rationale and design for the detection and neurological impact of cerebrovascular events in non-cardiac surgery patients cohort evaluation (NeuroVISION) study: a prospective international cohort study. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (7):e021521. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021521. PubMed PMID:29982215 PubMed Central PMC6042543.
  5. Petrosoniak, A, Brydges, R, Nemoy, L, Campbell, DM. Adapting form to function: can simulation serve our healthcare system and educational needs?. Adv Simul (Lond). 2018;3 :8. doi: 10.1186/s41077-018-0067-4. PubMed PMID:29942658 PubMed Central PMC6000962.
  6. O'Connor, DL, Kiss, A, Tomlinson, C, Bando, N, Bayliss, A, Campbell, DM et al.. Nutrient enrichment of human milk with human and bovine milk-based fortifiers for infants born weighing <1250 g: a randomized clinical trial. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2018;108 (1):108-116. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy067. PubMed PMID:29878061 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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