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 Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum 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
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
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 and Asia.
His research focuses on improving
quality of care, patient outcomes and health-care services
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
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 of Toronto.