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Pediatrics

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Dr. Elizabeth Young, Active Primary
General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics

Dr.Elizabeth Young, MD, FRCPC is a general consulting and developmental pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics at St.Michael’s Hospital. She is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto. She completed medical school at McMaster University and a pediatrics residency at Queens University. She worked as a general pediatrician for two years in Toronto and then went onto then complete her developmental pediatric sub-specialty residency at the University of Toronto. Her dual training and work experience in developmental and general pediatrics provides her a unique perspective in the management of families of children with developmental disorders. In 2011 she created, developed and introduced Pediatric Developmental Passport in the Pediatric Clinic at St.Michael’s Hospital with grant support from St.Michael’s Innovation Funds for a pilot randomized controlled trial. The passport has been reported to help the unique population of children here at St.Michael’s, hospitals that are typically from low-income families. Through multiple presentations of the results of the first three phases of the pediatric developmental passport at various conferences around Canada, Dr. Young has generated interest and support in the passport by general and developmental pediatricians nationally and plans are underway to develop this passport into a mobile application.

Dr. Young also has an interest in medical education and has been the recipient of a teaching award by university of Toronto subspecialty trainees (2015), and pediatric trainees (2016). She is also a co-investigator on a project involving the education of residents in child development and developing tools and curriculum to help them better experience child development in their clinical encounters.

Along with the Department of Pediatrics' focus on outreach, Dr. Young and her developmental colleagues work in an integrated approach in many outreach centres bringing developmental care into novel settings, including family health teams, school clinics and early intervention centres across the inner city neighbourhoods that St. Michael's serve.

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