Michael Sgro

MD, FRCPC

Investigator

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. South, CA, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Birken, CS, Malik, VS, Zlotkin, SH, Maguire, JL et al.. Underweight in the First 2 Years of Life and Growth in Later Childhood. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5 (7):e2224417. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.24417. PubMed PMID:35904782 .
  2. Omand, JA, Li, X, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Borkhoff, CM, Duku, E, Lebovic, G et al.. Body Weight at Age Four Years and Readiness to Start School: A Prospective Cohort Study. Child Obes. 2022; :. doi: 10.1089/chi.2022.0018. PubMed PMID:35834646 .
  3. Casalino, M, Jegathesan, T, Sgro, M, Rea, E, Muller, M, Campbell, DM et al.. Tuberculosis Exposure from a Healthcare Worker to Patients in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2022;2022 :2659883. doi: 10.1155/2022/2659883. PubMed PMID:35812013 PubMed Central PMC9259362.
  4. Jegathesan, T, Mistry, N, Bonifacio, HJ, Florence, M, Roth, M, Sgro, M et al.. Increasing clinical attendance among adolescents and young adults: a simple and novel method. BMJ Open Qual. 2022;11 (3):. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001805. PubMed PMID:35790314 PubMed Central PMC9258479.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Jegathesan, T, Ray, JG, Bhutani, VK, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Campbell, DM, Shah, V et al.. Hour-Specific Total Serum Bilirubin Percentiles for Infants Born at 29-35 Weeks' Gestation. Neonatology. 2021;118 (6):710-719. doi: 10.1159/000519496. PubMed PMID:34710869 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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