KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Shoo K. Lee

Dr. Lee is Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research,
Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

Dr. Shoo Lee

Dr. Shoo Lee is a neonatologist and health economist. He is Scientific Director of the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Public Health; Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of the Maternal-Infant Care (MICare) Research Centre at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Senior Clinician Scientist of the Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute.

Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the University of Singapore, completed his paediatric training at the Janeway Children’s Hospital in Newfoundland and neonatal fellowship training at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, and received his PhD in Health Policy (Economics) from Harvard University.

As the founder and Chairman of the Canadian Neonatal NetworkTM and the International Neonatal Collaboration, Dr Lee fosters collaborative research, and he leads the CIHR Team in Maternal-Infant Care. His research focuses on improving quality of care, patient outcomes and health care services delivery. He developed Family Integrated Care model and piloted the concept at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Awards for his work include the SPR Douglas K. Richardson Award for Perinatal & Pediatric Healthcare Research, CIHR Knowledge Translation Award, the Aventis Pasteur Research Award and the Distinguished Neonatologist Award from the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Premier Member of Honour Award from the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neonatologia and Magnolia Award from the Shanghai government.