Reshma Amin

Dr Reshma Amin, respirologist and NMD4C investigator.


Director of Sleep Medicine and Long-term Ventilation, The Hospital for Sick Children | Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Clinician Investigator, Senior Associate Scientist, Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute

NMD4C Working Group(s): Knowledge Translation

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Dr. Reshma Amin is the Director of Sleep Medicine and Long-term Ventilation and a Clinician-Investigator at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is also a Senior Associate Scientist in Child Health and Evaluative Sciences at the SickKids Research Institute. She is an expert pulmonologist experienced in the rehabilitation and care of children with neuromuscular disorders, particularly for impaired pulmonary function and assisted ventilation. She leads a clinical research program focused on program evaluation and innovative care delivery for children with neuromuscular disease as well as those requiring long-term ventilation at home. She was the lead author of the Canadian Thoracic Society’s Pediatric Home Ventilation Guidelines. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been fortunate to be funded by CIHR with partnership funds from Muscular Dystrophy Canada, VHA Home Healthcare, Boehringer-Ingelheim, ProResp, Praxair and Cure SMA Canada.

Within NMD4C, she is working on the development of clinical care guidelines for NMDs and patient advocacy training modules for NMD and supports knowledge transfer to patients and other knowledge users.

Recent Publications

Hurvitz, M, Sunkonkit, K, Defante, A, Lesser, D, Skalsky, A, Orr, J et al.. Non-invasive ventilation usage and adherence in children and adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A multicenter analysis. Muscle Nerve. 2023. PMID:37226876

Pitch, N, Verma, R, Davidson, L, Robertson, T, Anagnostopoulos, G, Sunkonkit, K et al.. Screening for psychosocial risk in caregivers of children with medical complexity during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2023.13 (4)e068867 PMID:37185638

Xiao, L, Amin, R, Nonoyama, ML. Long-term mechanical ventilation and transitions in care: A narrative review. Chron Respir Dis. 2023.20 14799731231176301 PMID:37170874

Fishman, H, Al-Shamli, N, Sunkonkit, K, Maguire, B, Selvadurai, S, Baker, A et al.. Heated humidified high flow nasal cannula therapy in children with obstructive sleep apnea: A randomized cross-over trial. Sleep Med. 2023.107 81-88 PMID:37148831

Pitch, N, Davidson, L, Mekhuri, S, Patel, R, Patel, S, Ambreen, M et al.. Exploring the experience of family caregivers of children with medical complexity during COVID-19: a qualitative study. BMC Pediatr. 2023.23 (1)160 PMID:37024854

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