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Dr. Michael Sgro, Active Primary
General Pediatrics, Neonatology

Dr. Michael Sgro is the chief of pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an associate professor at the University of Toronto. He has a cross-appointment to the Department of Neonatology and the Department of General Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a general consultant pediatrician with an interest in children with chronic illnesses. His clinical work focuses on neonatology, children with physical and developmental disabilities and he is the medical consultant pediatrician to the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SickKids.

Dr. Sgro has a research interest in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and neonatal sepsis, particularly looking at severe hyperbilirubinemia and the incidence of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy. This research has resulted in a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and he has developed a reputation both nationally and internationally as an expert in this field (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, sepsis and neonatal jaundice). This is supported by the number of publications, presentations, successful grant applications and committee memberships.