Michael Sgro

MD, FRCPC

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Biography

Dr. Michael Sgro is the Chief of Pediatrics and the Director of Research in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. In April 1989, he joined The Hospital for Sick Children as a Pediatric Resident, and became a staff member in the Department of General Pediatrics with a cross-appointment to the Department of Neonatology in 1993. He joined St. Michael’s Hospital as a Staff Physician in 2002. He is a General Consultant Pediatrician with an interest in children with chronic illnesses. His clinical work focuses on children with physical and developmental disabilities, and he acts as the medical consultant Pediatrician to the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Sgro has a research interest in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, particularly looking at severe hyperbilirubinemia and the incidence of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy. He has developed a reputation both nationally and internationally as an expert in the field  of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, sepsis and prenatal exposures. This is supported by the number of publications, presentations, successful grant applications and committee memberships.

Recent Publications

  1. Flavin, MP, Osiovich, H, Coughlin, K, Sgro, M, Ray, J, Hu, L et al.. Hypoglycemia in unmonitored full-term newborns-a surveillance study. Paediatr Child Health. 2018;23 (8):509-514. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxy025. PubMed PMID:30842696 PubMed Central PMC6242033.
  2. Rollins, M, Milone, F, Suleman, S, Vojvoda, D, Sgro, M, Barozzino, T et al.. Patient navigators: Mapping the route toward accessibility in health care. Paediatr Child Health. 2019;24 (1):19-22. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxy057. PubMed PMID:30792595 PubMed Central PMC6376308.
  3. Selvakumaran, S, Berger, H, Sgro, M, Zipori, Y. Atypical Segmental Spinal Dysgenesis: Prenatal Diagnosis With Postpartum Short-Term Follow-Up. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.07.012. PubMed PMID:30773310 .
  4. Selvakumaran, S, Berger, H, Sgro, M, Zipori, Y. Dysgénésie spinale segmentaire atypique : diagnostic prénatal et suivi postpartum à court terme. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.10.029. PubMed PMID:30772325 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Director of Research, Department of Pediatrics, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Chief, Department of Pediatrics, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
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