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Peter Wong

TitleHonorary Staff, Paediatric Medicine
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentPaediatric Medicine Division
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
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    2019Fellowship Medal, American College of Preventive Medicine
    2019Outstanding Citizen Contribution, City of Toronto
    2019Food and Public Health Research Selection, Oxford University Press
    2019Community Research Recognition, PSI Foundation
    2017Certificate of Merit, Canadian Paediatric Society
    2017Community Paediatrics Service Award, Ontario Medical Association
    2015Glenn Sawyer Service Award, Ontario Medical Association

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    Peter D. Wong MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCPC, FAAP FACPM graduated from the University of the West Indies before obtaining postgraduate training in Paediatric Medicine, Critical Care and Cardiology at SickKids. His experience in public health extends from an MPH/PhD (epidemiology) to leadership and governance. He is Academic Clinician - Community Paediatric Medicine, Division of Paediatric Medicine and Project Investigator, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute at SickKids. He is Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and cross appointed at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. His research interests are in early life exposures, child health and health policy funded by the PSI Foundation; SickKids Family Heart Centre; and SickKids Foundation. Dr. Wong’s advocacy focuses on neighbourhood structures that promote health equity. He served on the Board of Health City of Toronto; Board director Association of Local Public Health Agencies; and Advisory Committees of the Ontario Human Milk Bank and SickKids Centre for Healthy Active Kids. He has been recognized for his service by the American College of Preventive Medicine, Canadian Paediatric Society and Ontario Medical Association.

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         (Wong PD)
    Labatt Heart Centre Innovation Fund
    Toward a community-based algorithm for managing dyslipidemia in early childhood: a feasibility study
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Catalyst Grant: CIHR/SPOR Innovative Clinical Trials. Soy milk, grOwth and nutrition in Young children (SOY Trial): Vanguard Study of a Trials Within Cohorts Randomized Trial
    Role: Co-Investigator

    CIHR Catalyst Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trials Competition. PREVENT: PRobiotics for EVEry Newborn vs Treatment-as-Needed Comparative Effectiveness Trial
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Wong PD)
    Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children.
    Ultrasound Evaluation of a Carotid Intimal Thickness in Early Childhood: A Pilot Study
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Wong PD)
    Physicians' Services Incorporated Foudation
    The association between total breastfeeding duration and household food insecurity
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Khoury M)
    Canadian Paediatric Society
    One-Time CPSP Survey. Paediatric Lipid Screening and Treatment in Canada: Practices, Attitudes and Barriers
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Maguire JL)
    Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Vanderhout SM, Birken CS, Wong P, Kelleher S, Weir S, Maguire JL. Family perspectives of COVID-19 research. Res Involv Engagem. 2020 Nov 30; 6(1):69. PMID: 33292759.
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    2. Khoury M, Rodday AM, Mackie AS, Gill P, McLaughlin T, Harris KC, Wong P, McCrindle BW, Birken CS, de Ferranti SD. Pediatric Lipid Screening and Treatment in Canada: Practices, Attitudes, and Barriers. Can J Cardiol. 2020 09; 36(9):1545-1549. PMID: 32502521.
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    3. Vanderhout SM, Aglipay M, Birken C, Li P, O'Connor DL, Thorpe K, Constantin E, Davis MA, Feldman M, Ball GDC, Janus M, Jüni P, Junker A, Laupacis A, L'Abbé M, Manson H, Moretti ME, Persaud N, Omand JA, Relton C, Wong P, Yamashiro H, Tavares E, Weir S, Maguire JL. Cow's Milk Fat Obesity pRevention Trial (CoMFORT): a primary care embedded randomised controlled trial protocol to determine the effect of cow's milk fat on child adiposity. BMJ Open. 2020 05 07; 10(5):e035241. PMID: 32385063.
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    4. Asad I, Lee MS, Banihani R, Wong PD, Etoom Y. Coarctation of the Aorta in Adolescence: Significance of Detailed Cardiac Examination in Pediatric Hypertension. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Apr 09. PMID: 30973498.
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    5. Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Arivudainambi VC, Stewart H, Schroth RJ, Nicolae A, Zweig KN, van den Heuvel M, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. Keeping caries at bay in breastfeeding babies. J Fam Pract. 2019 Apr; 68(3):E1-E4. PMID: 31039219.
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    6. Wong PD, Parkin PC, Moodie RG, Dai DWH, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Borkhoff CM. Total Breastfeeding Duration and Household Food Insecurity in Healthy Urban Children. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Nov - Dec; 19(8):884-890. PMID: 30831248.
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    7. Wong PD, Thadani SH, Brown LL, Moodie RG. Consider the full spectrum of household food insecurity. CMAJ. 2019 01 07; 191(1):E20. PMID: 30617230.
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    8. Sharma P, Al-Sani F, Saini S, Sao Pedro T, Wong P, Etoom Y. Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Pediatric Diagnostic Dilemmas: Two Atypical Presentations of Intussusception. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jan; 35(1):72-74. PMID: 30608331.
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    9. Tse T, Chan, AS, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Durno CA, Muise AM, Wong PD. Five-month-old boy with bloody stools. Paediatr Child Health. 2019.
    10. Jia JL, Kieswetter L, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Wong P, Wang XY. Acute ataxia in a healthy 19-month-old girl. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Jul; 24(4):218-220. PMID: 31239808.
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    11. Borkhoff CM, Dai DWH, Jairam JA, Wong PD, Cox KA, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Macarthur C, Parkin PC. Breastfeeding to 12 mo and beyond: nutrition outcomes at 3 to 5 y of age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 08 01; 108(2):354-362. PMID: 30101330.
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    12. Wong PD, Bowry A, Moodie RG. Energy and sports drinks in children and adolescents. Paediatr Child Health. 2018; 23(4):30-31.
    13. Jacob G, van den Heuvel M, Jama N, Moore AM, Ford-Jones L, Wong PD. Adverse childhood experiences: Basics for the paediatrician. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Feb; 24(1):30-37. PMID: 30792598.
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    14. Au VA, Wong JP, Venu I, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Kieswetter L, Gerstle JT, Wong PD. Failing to thrive, abdominal pain and vomiting: A hairy situation. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 May; 23(3):173-175. PMID: 29773958.
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    15. Wong JP, Walters JR, Venu I, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Etoom Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. Refractory Wheezing in Infancy: Congenital Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. J Pediatr Health Care Med. 2018; 1(1):20-21.
    16. Jacob G, van den Heuvel M, Jama N, Moore AM, Ford-Jones L, Wong PD. Adverse childhood experiences: basics for the paediatrician. Paediatr Child Health. 2018; 1(24):30-37.
    17. Friedman N, Alnutayfi A, Banihani R, Mizzi T, Wong PD, Etoom Y. Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Childhood: An overview. Int J Cardiol Cardiovasc Med. 2018; 1(1):1-5.
    18. Wong PD, Anderson LN, Dai DDW, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, Birken CS. The Association of Breastfeeding Duration and Early Childhood Cardiometabolic Risk. J Pediatr. 2018 01; 192:80-85.e1. PMID: 29246362.
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    19. Leem S, Banihani R, Wong JP, Ratnapalan S, Wong PD, Etoom Y. . Int J Int Emerg Med. Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy with Infectious Mononucleosis. 2018; 1(1):1-3.
    20. Wong PD, Parkin PC, Moodie RG, Dai DWH, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Borkhoff CM. Does breastfeeding duration affect household food insecurity?. Paediatr Child Health. 2018; s1(23):e6.
    21. Nicolae A, Levin L, Wong PD, Dave MG, Taras J, Mistry C, Ford-Jones EL, Wong M, Schroth RJ. Identification of early childhood caries in primary care settings. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Apr; 23(2):111-115. PMID: 29686495.
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    22. Jacob G, Ford-Jones L, Wong PD, Warman D, Lovett MW. Literacy promotion by health care professionals: A comprehensive biomedical and psychosocial approach. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Feb; 23(1):6-11. PMID: 29479273.
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    23. Wong P, Denburg A, Dave M, Levin L, Morinis JO, Suleman S, Wong J, Ford-Jones E, Moore AM. Early life environment and social determinants of cardiac health in children with congenital heart disease. Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Apr; 23(2):92-95. PMID: 29686491.
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    24. Venu I, van den Heuvel M, Wong JP, Borkhoff CM, Moodie RG, Ford-Jones EL, Wong PD. The breastfeeding paradox: Relevance for household food insecurity. Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Jul; 22(4):180-183. PMID: 29479210.
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    25. Wong JP, Cuddalore Arivudainambi V, Venu I, Etoom Y, Moodie RG, Wong PD. A 6-week-old girl with weak cry and cardiac murmur. Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Jul; 22(4):177-178. PMID: 29479208.
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    26. Wong PD, Birken CS, Parkin PC, Venu I, Chen Y, Schroth RJ, Maguire JL. Total Breast-Feeding Duration and Dental Caries in Healthy Urban Children. Acad Pediatr. 2017 04; 17(3):310-315. PMID: 28385327.
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    27. Wong PD, Wong JP, van den Heuvel M, Feller AE, Silver-Cohen J, Talarico S, Humphreys J, Ford-Jones L. The paediatrician and middle childhood parenting. Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Mar; 22(1):26-29. PMID: 29483792.
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    28. Wong P, Denburg A, Moore A, Ford-Jones E. Social determinants of health: integral to developmental risk assessment in congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2017 04; 183:201. PMID: 27986271.
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    29. Jacob, G. Lovett MW, Wong PD, Ford-Jones EL. Scrub in Ontario Medical Association Journal. Moving the Dial on Literacy With a Proactive Office-Based Approach. 2016; 3(11):12-13.
    30. Wong PD, Dave MG, Tulloch T, Feldman ML, Ford-Jones EL, Parkin PC, Tetley A, Moodie RG. Community health centres: Potential opportunities for community paediatrics. From interprofessional clinical care to board governance. Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Jan-Feb; 20(1):12-4. PMID: 25722635.
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    31. Jairam J, Borkhoff CM, Wong PD, Chen Y, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Parkin PC on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Association Between Breastfeeding Duration and Nutritional Risk During Early Childhood: A Cross-Sectional Study. Paediatr Child Health. 2015; 1(5):e48-e49.
    32. Wong JP, Moodie RG, Wong PD. Maternal Diet is Associated with Breastfeeding Practice: Can we disrupt the pathway to obesity in Early Life?. J Diabetes. 2015; 1(39).
    33. Wong JP, Moodie RG, Wong PD. Maternal Diet: A Social Determinant of Breastfeeding Practice. Paediatr Child Health. 2014; 6(19):e82.
    34. Wong PD, Parkin PC, Birken CS, Chen Y, Maguire JL. Total Duration of Breastfeeding and Childhood Dental Cavities in early childhood. Paediatr Child Health. 2014; 6(19):e106.
    35. Wong PD, Wong JP, Moodie RG. Influence of individual and combined positive maternal health behaviors on breastfeeding outcomes. Paediatr Child Health. 2013; s1(18):52a.
    36. Wong PD. Influence of individual and combined positive maternal health behaviors on breastfeeding outcomes. 2013.
    37. Uruthirakumar R, Fagbola E, Tse T, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Laxer RM, Wong PD. 5-year-old girl with recurrent fever. Paediatr Child Health 2018. pxy184, https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxy184.
    38. Sin Lee M, Banihani R, Wong PD, Etoom Y. Coarctation of the aorta in adolescence: significance of detailed cardiac examination in paediatric hypertension. J Paediatr Emer Care 2019.
    39. Anderson LN, van den Heuvel M, Omand JA, Wong PD. . Practical tips for pediatricians: baby-led weaning. Paediatr Child Health 2019, 1-2. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxz069.
    40. Wong PD, Al-Hashmi I, Agnihotri R, Moodie RG. Iron deficiency in young children: surveillance versus screening. Paediatrics & Child Health, 2019, 1–1. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxz062.
    41. Philteos J, Abraham ES, Wong PD. The natural progression of bow-leggedness in a 6-month-old boy. DOI 10.1093/pch/pxz139 Paediatr Child Health 2019.
    42. Betchman L, Banihani R, Wong PD, Etoom Y. Cardiac murmurs in the newborn – When to worry?. Pediatrics and Neonatology 2019.
    43. Jiang SX, Chow B, Moodie RG, Etoom Y, Wong JP, Wong PD. An 11-month-old boy with isolated transaminitis. Paediatr Child Health 2019.
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