Dr. Shoo Lee
Dr. Shoo Lee is Paediatrician-in-Chief, Director of the
Maternal-Infant Research Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, and an
Associate Member of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. Dr. Lee’s
acceptance of the top neonatology post at Mount Sinai was hailed as a
major step forward for paediatric care in Ontario.
Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the University of
Singapore, completed paediatric training at the Janeway Children’s
Hospital in Newfoundland and neonatal fellowship training at Children’s
Hospital Boston, and received his PhD in Health Policy
(Economics) from Harvard University.
He established the Canadian Neonatal NetworkTM, which
includes 27 hospitals and 16 universities, and the International
Neonatal Collaboration to foster collaborative research, and leads the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team in Maternal-Infant
Care. Dr. Lee is involved in international collaborations that include
200 hospitals across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe
His research focuses on improving quality of care, patient
outcomes and health-care services delivery.
Dr. Lee has received many awards for his work, including the
Knowledge Translation Award from the CIHR, the Aventis Pasteur Research
Award and the Distinguished Neonatologist Award from the Canadian
Paediatric Society, and the Premier Member of Honour Award from the
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neonatologia.
Under Dr. Lee’s leadership, a follow-up clinic for neonatal
intensive care “graduates” opened at Mount Sinai Hospital so that
vulnerable infants can remain under the care of the specialists who
guided their treatment from the moment of their birth.
Dr. Lee is also a Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, and Head of the Division of Neonatology at the University