Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC, DHC

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada

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 as a paradigm of care in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Awards for his work include the University of Laval Doctorats Honoris Causa in Medicine, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Contribution to Child Health Award, Society for Pediatric Research Douglas K. Richardson Award for Perinatal & Pediatric Healthcare Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research 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, Magnolia Award from the Shanghai government and Honorary President of the Xiamen Children’s Hospital from the Xiamen government.

Terms of Appointment: Jun 2018 - May 2020