Tony Barozzino

MD, FRCP

Investigator

Biography

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.

Recent Publications

  1. Jegathesan, T, Ray, JG, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Campbell, DM, Shah, V, Berger, H et al.. Pre-phototherapy total serum bilirubin levels in extremely preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2022; :. doi: 10.1038/s41390-022-02065-0. PubMed PMID:35523883 .
  2. Leps, C, Monteiro, J, Barozzino, T, Bowry, A, Rashid, M, Sgro, M et al.. Interim Federal Health Program: Survey of access and utilization by paediatric health care providers. Paediatr Child Health. 2022;27 (1):19-24. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxab045. PubMed PMID:35273668 PubMed Central PMC8900698.
  3. Fuller, A, Siddiqi, A, Shahidi, FV, Anderson, LN, Hildebrand, V, Keown-Stoneman, CDG et al.. Understanding income-related differences in distribution of child growth, behaviour and development using a cross-sectional sample of a clinical cohort study. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (2):e056991. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056991. PubMed PMID:35168982 PubMed Central PMC8852748.
  4. Yaseen, W, Steckle, V, Sgro, M, Barozzino, T, Suleman, S. Exploring Stakeholder Service Navigation Needs for Children with Developmental and Mental Health Diagnoses. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021;42 (7):553-560. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000924. PubMed PMID:34518497 .
  5. D'Hollander, CJ, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Birken, CS, O'Connor, DL, Maguire, JL, TARGet Kids! collaboration et al.. Timing of Introduction to Solid Food, Growth, and Nutrition Risk in Later Childhood. J Pediatr. 2022;240 :102-109.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.08.076. PubMed PMID:34481809 .
  6. Li, X, Vanderloo, LM, Maguire, JL, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Aglipay, M, Anderson, LN et al.. Public health preventive measures and child health behaviours during COVID-19: a cohort study. Can J Public Health. 2021;112 (5):831-842. doi: 10.17269/s41997-021-00549-w. PubMed PMID:34232489 PubMed Central PMC8261798.
  7. Parkin, PC, Borkhoff, CM, Macarthur, C, Abdullah, K, Birken, CS, Fehlings, D et al.. Randomized Trial of Oral Iron and Diet Advice versus Diet Advice Alone in Young Children with Nonanemic Iron Deficiency. J Pediatr. 2021;233 :233-240.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.01.073. PubMed PMID:33548262 .
  8. Li, X, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Lebovic, G, Maguire, JL, Omand, JA, Sievenpiper, JL et al.. Body Mass Index Mediates the Association between Growth Trajectories and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children. Child Obes. 2021;17 (1):36-42. doi: 10.1089/chi.2020.0143. PubMed PMID:33252262 .
  9. Gunaseelan, V, Parkin, PC, Wahi, G, Birken, CS, Maguire, JL, Macarthur, C et al.. Maternal ethnicity and iron status in early childhood in Toronto, Canada: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020;4 (1):e000635. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000635. PubMed PMID:32509978 PubMed Central PMC7254107.
  10. Baker, JM, Campbell, DM, Pavenski, K, Gnanalingam, A, Hollamby, K, Jegathesan, T et al.. Infants affected by Rh sensitization: A 2-year Canadian National Surveillance Study. Paediatr Child Health. 2021;26 (3):159-165. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxaa025. PubMed PMID:33936335 PubMed Central PMC8077204.
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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
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