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).