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. 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; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.01.073. PubMed PMID:33548262 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. Birken, CS, Omand, JA, Nurse, KM, Borkhoff, CM, Koroshegyi, C, Lebovic, G et al.. Fit for School Study protocol: early child growth, health behaviours, nutrition, cardiometabolic risk and developmental determinants of a child's school readiness, a prospective cohort. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (11):e030709. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030709. PubMed PMID:31748293 PubMed Central PMC6886995.
  5. Wong, VCH, Maguire, JL, Omand, JA, Dai, DWH, Lebovic, G, Parkin, PC et al.. A Positive Association Between Dietary Intake of Higher Cow's Milk-Fat Percentage and Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Young Children. J Pediatr. 2019;211 :105-111.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.03.047. PubMed PMID:31104850 .
  6. Carsley, S, Parkin, PC, Tu, K, Pullenayegum, E, Persaud, N, Maguire, JL et al.. Reliability of routinely collected anthropometric measurements in primary care. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019;19 (1):84. doi: 10.1186/s12874-019-0726-8. PubMed PMID:31014250 PubMed Central PMC6480730.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 2019;207 :198-204.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.11.035. PubMed PMID:30630632 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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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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