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Michael-Alice Moga

Title: Staff Physician, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Designations: MD, M.Sc
Alternate Contact Name: Anuja Jamindar
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 202766
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Chair Positions: Chair, Labatt Family Heart Center - Clinical Data Registries

Hospital Positions

Co-lead, Quality and Safety, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Director, Resuscitation, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Director, Critical Care Immersive Reality Program

Co-chair, Hospital Mortality & Morbidity Committee


Dr. Michael-Alice Moga received her medical degree from Mayo Medical School and went on to complete residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Paediatric Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center prior to a Paediatric Critical Care fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children. After fellowship, she remained at SickKids as a clinical associate while completing additional research training.

From 2012 to 2015, Moga was a staff intensivist at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago during which time she completed a Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety at Northwestern University. She returned to SickKids in 2015 and does clinical time in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit. Her administrative and research interests are in patient safety, resuscitation and quality improvement.


Moga focuses her research in patient safety, resuscitation and quality improvement.

Education and experience

  • 1997: BA, Behavioral Biology, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 2002: MD Medicine, Mayo Medical School
  • 2002–2005: Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2005–2008: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • 2008–2010: Paediatric Critical Care, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2010–2012: Hosinec Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2015–Present: Staff Physician, Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2012–2015: Attending physician, Cardiac and Pediatric Critical Care Units, Divisions of Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • 2015: M.Sc. Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Northwestern University


  1. DeWitt, Aaron G., Rossano, Joseph W., Bailly, David K., Bhat, Priya N., Chanani, Nikhil K., Kirkland, Brandon W., Moga, Michael-Alice,Owens, Gabe E., Retzloff, Lauren B., Zhang, Wenying, Banerjee, Mousumi, Costarino, Andrew T., Bird, Geoffrey L., Gaies, Michael. Predicting and Surviving Prolonged Critical Illness After Congenital Heart Surgery. Critical Care Medicine: July 2020 - Volume 48 - Issue 7 - p e557-e564.
  2. DiPietro, Lisa M., Gaies, Michael, Banerjee, Mousumi, Donohue, Janet E, Zhang, Wenying, DeSena, Holly C., Graham, Eric M., Sasaki, Jun, Moga, Michael-Alice,  Prodhan, Parthak, Goldstein, Stuart L., Tabbutt, Sarah, Cooper, David S. Central Venous Catheter Utilization and Complications in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU: A Report From the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4). 2020 Mar 13. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32453921. 
  3. Bates KE, Connor J, Chanani NK, McLellan MC, McCormick A, Smith-Parrish M, Moga MAQuality improvement basics: A crash course for pediatric cardiac care. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 Nov 30. Epub 2019 Oct;10(6):733-741. 
  4. Laussen PC, Assadi A, Moga MA, MacLaren G. Challenges for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children with cardiac disease in the perioperative setting. Cardiothorac Vasc AnesthEpub 2019 Jun 21. 2019 Oct; 33(10):2618-2621. 
  5. McHugh KE, Mahle WT, Hall MA, Schuerer MA, Moga MATriedman J, Nicolson SC, Amula V, Cooper DS, Schamberger M, Wolf M, Shekerdemian L, Burns KM, Ash KE, Hipp DM, Pasquali SK, Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Hospital costs related to early extubation after infant cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. Nov 2018 epub. 2019 May;107(5):1421-1426. 
  6. Parshuram CS, Dryden-Palmer K, Farrell C, Gottesman R, Gray M, Hutchison JS, Helfaer M, Hunt EA, Joffe AR, Lacroix J, Moga MA, Nadkarni V, Ninis N, Parkin PC, Wensley D, Willan AR, Tomlinson GA, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the EPOCH Investigators. Effect of a Pediatric Early Warning System on all-cause mortality in hospitalized pediatric patients: The EPOCH randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2018 Mar 13; 319(10):1002-1012. 
  7. McBride ME, Schinasi DA, Moga MA, Tripathy S, Calhoun A. Death of a simulated pediatric patient: Toward a more robust theoretical framework.Simulation in healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2017 Dec;12(6):393-401.


  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Grant-in-Aid: (2018-2019). Discovery of blood biomarkers associated with neuroprotection by inhaled nitric oxide (iNO): A pilot randomized controlled trial in children and adults with cardiac arrest. Principal Investigator: Dr. Jamie Hutchison. Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. John Granton. Role: Co-investigator. Amount: $273,619 CAD. Term: May 1, 2019-May 1, 2022.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant. Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC Partnered) Application Number: RN00376046. Utilizing high resolution physiological data and artificial intelligence to develop a pediatric cardiac arrest prediction tool for integration into bedside clinical practice. Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Laussen. Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Anna Goldenberg. Role: Co-Investigator. Amount: $681,189 CAD. Term: April 1, 2019-April 1, 2021.
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