Staff Respirologist, Division of Respiratory Medicine
Senior Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences
Dr. Reshma Amin received academic training at the University of Toronto (medicine and clinical epidemiology) and clinical training at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Dr. Amin is the Director of the Long-term Ventilation program at SickKids, and is also a Sleep Medicine physician. She is a Senior Associate Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at the SickKids Research Institute. Dr. Amin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is also the Director of the provincial Long-term In-Home Ventilator Engagement (LIVE) Program.
Dr. Amin’s research focuses on improving outcomes for children using long-term ventilation at home and their families. Her team is developing and evaluating interventions aimed at supporting patients and families transitioning home with new medical technologies to decrease caregiver burden, reduce preventable healthcare utilization and associated costs and promote patient safety. An emerging research aim is the evaluation of novel therapeutics aimed at treating the underlying biology of neuromuscular disease.
Her research program will characterize the ‘new natural history’ of these patients, as well as their clinical outcomes from the respiratory perspective.
Education and experience
- 2010: Paediatric Sleep Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA.
- 2007–2009: Masters of Science (M.Sc.), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
- 2007–2009: Research Fellowship, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, The Division of Respiratory Medicine, SickKids, Toronto, Canada
- 2005–2007: Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Fellowship and Chief Fellow (2006–2007), The Division of Respiratory Medicine, SickKids Toronto, Canada
- 2002–2005: Paediatric Residency Training, Department of Paediatrics, SickKids, Toronto, Canada
- 1998–2002: Medical Doctorate with Distinction (MD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
- 2021–Present: Director of Sleep Medicine and Long-term Ventilation, Division of Respiratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2018–Present: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 2010–2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 2010–Present: Staff Respirologist, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, SickKids
- 2022: Canadian Thoracic Society's Dedicated Service Award, Canadian Thoracic Society
- 2021: Muscular Dystrophy Canada's Research Champion Award
- 2021: Junior Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Paediatrics, SickKids
- 2017: Recipient of the 1rst Honorary Dr. Carole Marcus, International Paediatric Sleep Association
- 2017: Muscular Dystrophy Canada Excellence in Service Delivery Award
- 2016–2017: Outstanding Clinical Contribution for Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Paediatrics, SickKids
- 2022–2024: The Transition of TEENagers with Spinal Muscular Atrophy to a Multi-Disciplinary Adult Program. Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Principal Investigator: Amin R.
Co-investigators: Gonorazky H, Izenberg A, McAdam L, Varadi R, Rose L, Dale C, Chiang J, Tandon A, Dowling J, Aleman A, Shi J, Hammash N, Lacey T, Cithiravel N, Tran T, Syed F, Brennan E, Nigro E, Law, E
- 2022–2026: Promoting Intensive Transitions for Children and Youth with Medical Complexity from Pediatric to Adult Care- The PITCare Study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transitions Team Grant: Transitions in care.
Principal Investigators: Cohen E, Diaz S, Orkin J, Thomson D,
Co-Investigators: Adams S, Amin R, Espin S, Fayed N, Grier E, Ivers N, Legrow K, Lim A, Lunsky Y, Macarthur C, Major N, Moretti M, Robeson P, Thorpe K, Toulany A, Weitzner B
- 2022–2023: Single Site Feasibility and Safety Study of Home Initiation of Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Children with Medical Complexity. Baxter Foundation Grant
Principal Investigators: Amin R, Xiao L.
Co-investigators: Worsfold W, Chiang J, Orkin J, Cithiravel N, Tran T, Kuyntjes S, Trinh M, Baker A.
- 2022–2024: Connecting Caregivers During COVID-19. MD Canada Programs and Services. Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Principal Investigator. Amin R, Rose, L.
Co-investigators: Dale C, Leasa D, Buchanan F, Tandon A, Gershon A, Katz S, Doan B, McKim D, Ahola Kohut S, Robertson T, Pizzuti R, Chiang J, Lim A, St-Laurent A, Varadi, R
- 2021–2022: The Patient Experience of Caring for an Individual with SMA in the Era of Disease Modifying Therapies. Cure SMA Canada.
Principal Investigator: Amin R
Co-Investigators: Chiang J, Xiao L, McCradden M, Djordjevic D, Gonorazky H
- 2019–2024: A Virtual Transition Intervention for Children and Adults Transitioning to Home Ventilation in Ontario: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transitions Team Grant: Transitions in care.
Principal Investigators: Amin R (nominated PI), Rose L, Gershon A, Pizzuti R, Paquet M, Buchanan F
Co-Investigators: McKim D, Bhatia S, Chiang J, Cornejo Palma D, Dainty K, Fraser I, Goldstein R, Katz S, Leasa D, Lim A, McKay S, Moretti M, Pinto R, Nonoyama M, Sidhu A, Tandon A, Toonders B, Workentin K, Cheng A, Saindon J.
- 2019–2021: The Evaluation of the Connected Care Program for Children with Medical Complexity: A Prospective Cohort Study with Embedded Health Economic and Qualitative Analysis. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transitions Grant: Transitions in care.
Principal Investigators: Amin R, Orkin J
Co-Investigators: Cohen E, Buchanan F, Sultan R, Fayed N, Katz S, Major N, Nicholas D, Ballantyne M, Van Clieaf J, Fleming-Carroll B, Moretti M, Stephens D, Nonoyama M, Keilty K, Czarny T, Langrish K, Chu S, Morgan M
- 2020–2023: Co-applicant, CIHR Network Catalyst Grant. NMD4C: An integrated research network for patients, scientists, and clinicians to improve outcomes and access to therapies for patients with neuromuscular disorders in Canada.
- 2020–2023: Co-Investigator. A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Improve CPAP Adherence in Adolescents with Obstructive Sleep Apnea- A Randomized Controlled Trial. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. PI: Narang I. Co-Investigator: Ahola-Kohut S, Amin R, Hamilton J, Kendzerska T. Mclaren-Barnett A, Ryan C, Toulany A, Weisbaum E. Canadian Institute of Health Research
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