Tony Barozzino


Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital and formerly served as Chief of Pediatrics from 2001 to 2012. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

He has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Pediatric Society sponsored Caring for Kids New to Canada Web Resource, an online, bilingual free access site developed for health professionals and others who care for immigrant and refugee children, youth and families. He now is Chair of the Caring for Kids New to Canada Task Force, which hopes to lead the charge to improve healthcare and health outcomes in immigrant refugee children and youth in Canada by advancing research, education and clinical care provision to this at-risk population.

He has worked as a Consultant Pediatrician in downtown Toronto for over 20 years with particular expertise in neonatology, developmental/school issues and care of the medically complex child. He has developed a specialized pediatric care model for South East Toronto, focusing on inner city children/youth and their particular issues as seen through the lens of the social determinants of health.

His administrative leadership has resulted in St. Michael’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics being at the forefront of clinical care provision, education and research around socially disadvantaged children and their families. The Pediatric Outreach initiatives, Developmental Services Team, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Diagnostic Clinic, School Based Health Clinic and the Infectious Diseases/Immigrant Health Clinics are but a few of the successful developments with regards to clinical care in this area.

Please note: Dr. Barozzino is not taking any summer students in 2018.

Recent Publications

  1. Minhas, RS, Graham, H, Jegathesan, T, Huber, J, Young, E, Barozzino, T et al.. Supporting the developmental health of refugee children and youth. Paediatr Child Health. 2017;22 (2):68-71. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxx003. PubMed PMID:29479183 PubMed Central PMC5804573.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  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. van den Heuvel, M, Barozzino, T, Milligan, K, Ford-Jones, E, Freeman, S. We need psychologists!. Paediatr Child Health. ;21 (1):e1-3. . PubMed PMID:26941561 PubMed Central PMC4758434.
  8. Anderson, LN, Lebovic, G, Hamilton, J, Hanley, AJ, McCrindle, BW, Maguire, JL et al.. Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and the Clustering of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Early Childhood. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2016;30 (2):160-70. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12268. PubMed PMID:26645704 .
  9. Sarker, H, Anderson, LN, Borkhoff, CM, Abreo, K, Tremblay, MS, Lebovic, G et al.. Validation of parent-reported physical activity and sedentary time by accelerometry in young children. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8 :735. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1648-0. PubMed PMID:26621253 PubMed Central PMC4666154.
  10. Borkhoff, CM, Heale, LD, Anderson, LN, Tremblay, MS, Maguire, JL, Parkin, PC et al.. Objectively measured physical activity of young Canadian children using accelerometry. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2015;40 (12):1302-8. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0164. PubMed PMID:26573442 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Director, Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services,  St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Chair, Caring for Kids New to Canada Task Force