IHDCYH Scientific Director: Dr. Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC
Dr. Shoo K. Lee is a neonatologist and health economist. He is Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Public Health at the University of Toronto; and Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of the Maternal-Infant Care (MICare) Research Centre at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Senior Clinician Scientist of the Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute.
Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the University of Singapore, completed his paediatric training at the Janeway Children's Hospital in Newfoundland and neonatal fellowship training at Boston's Children's Hospital, and received his PhD in Health Policy (Economics) from Harvard University.
As the founder and Director of the Canadian Neonatal NetworkTM and the International Neonatal Collaboration, Dr. Lee fosters collaborative research, and leads the CIHR Team in Maternal-Infant Care. His research focuses on improving quality of care, patient outcomes and health care services delivery. He developed the Family Integrated Care (FICare) model and piloted the concept at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Awards for his work include CAPHC 2016 Contribution to Child Health Award, SPR Douglas K. Richardson Award for Perinatal & Pediatric Healthcare Research CIHR Knowledge Translation Award, the Aventis Pasteur Research Award and the Distinguished Neonatologist Award from the Canadian Paediatric Society, Docteur Honoris Causa en Medicine from l'Université Laval, the Premier Member of Honour Award from the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neonatologia, the Magnolia Award by the Shanghai government and Honorary President of the Xiamen Children’s Hospital from the Xiamen government.
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