A Look at the Division of Neonatology

Care within the NICU is provided by a multidisciplinary team of individuals with expertise in all areas of medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, nutrition, pharmacology, psychosocial services, rehabilitation medicine and biomedical engineering. This is a reflection of the increasing complexity of clinical problems which result from the increased survival of sicker and smaller babies, the increasing body of scientific knowledge, the increased recognition of the feasibility of surgery for many congenital disorders and the increasingly sophisticated technological support available.

The broader University of Toronto Division of Neonatology includes Neonatologists from The Hospital for Sick Children, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Sunnybrook . The Neonatologists at Mt. Sinai are cross-appointed to The Hospital for Sick Children's Division of Neonatology as Associate Staff. The University of Toronto Neonatal/Perinatal Fellowship Training Program is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program without certification.

The research activities of the Division of Neonatology include a laboratory focus on lung development and injury, clinical studies of brain, lung and gut diseases specific to the newborn and various epidemiological aspects of the factors which contribute to, and outcomes of, neonatal disease.

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Education Initiatives

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SickKids is an outborn unit which admits a broad spectrum of premature and mature neonatal patients with medical and surgical diagnoses requiring tertiary or quaternary care.