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. 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. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2017.08.006. PubMed PMID:28842293 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. Yudin, MH, Mistry, N, De Souza, LR, Besel, K, Patel, V, Blanco Mejia, S et al.. Text messages for influenza vaccination among pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial. Vaccine. 2017;35 (5):842-848. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.12.002. PubMed PMID:28062124 .
  5. Cox, KA, Parkin, PC, Anderson, LN, Chen, Y, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL et al.. Association Between Meat and Meat-Alternative Consumption and Iron Stores in Early Childhood. Acad Pediatr. ;16 (8):783-791. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.01.003. PubMed PMID:26804490 .
  6. Saunders, NR, Parkin, PC, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL, Borkhoff, CM, TARGet Kids! Collaboration et al.. Iron status of young children from immigrant families. Arch. Dis. Child. 2016;101 (12):1130-1136. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309398. PubMed PMID:27582457 .
  7. Sgro, M, Campbell, DM, Gandhi, N. Nontherapeutic neonatal hypothermia. Paediatr Child Health. 2016;21 (4):178-80. . PubMed PMID:27429567 PubMed Central PMC4934155.
  8. Cohen-Silver, J, Laher, N, Freeman, S, Mistry, N, Sgro, M. Family fIRST, an Interactive Risk Screening Tool for Families in a School-Based Pediatric Clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017;56 (3):217-225. doi: 10.1177/0009922816657152. PubMed PMID:27380792 .
  9. Chen, YA, Woodley-Cook, J, Sgro, M, Bharatha, A. Sonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings of neurocutaneous melanosis. Radiol Case Rep. 2016;11 (1):29-32. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2015.12.004. PubMed PMID:26973729 PubMed Central PMC4769615.
  10. Sgro, M, Kandasamy, S, Shah, V, Ofner, M, Campbell, D. Severe Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Decreased after the 2007 Canadian Guidelines. J. Pediatr. 2016;171 :43-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.067. PubMed PMID:26852177 .
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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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