Reshma Amin

Dr. Reshma Amin


Director of Sleep Medicine and Long-term Ventilation, Respirologist and Sleep Physician, The Hospital for Sick Children | 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 a 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 125 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

Chiang, J, Xiao, L, Nigro, E, St-Laurent, A, Weinstock, L, Law, E et al.. Sleep disordered breathing in infants identified through newborn screening with spinal muscular atrophy. Sleep Med. 2023.111 161-169 PMID:37778092

Wolter, NE, Scheffler, P, Li, C, End, C, McKinnon, NK, Narang, I et al.. Adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in children with cerebral palsy: Risks and benefits. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2023.174 111743 PMID:37748322

Xiao, L, Kang, S, Djordjevic, D, Gonorazky, H, Chiang, J, Ambreen, M et al.. Understanding caregiver experiences with disease-modifying therapies for spinal muscular atrophy: a qualitative study. Arch Dis Child. 2023. PMID:37419673

Sunkonkit, K, Alzaid, M, Xiao, L, Massicotte, C, Al-Saleh, S, Amin, R et al.. Polysomnography in hospitalized children: Characteristics and clinical practice at a single tertiary care center. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2023.58 (9)2637-2646 PMID:37378456

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. 2023.68 (1)48-56 PMID:37226876

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