Reshma Amin



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

Shi, JY, Orkin, J, Walsh, CM, Chu, S, Keilty, K, McKay, S et al.. Pediatric Chronic Tracheostomy Care: An Evaluation of an Innovative Competency-Based Education Program for Community Health Care Providers. Front Pediatr. 2022.10 885405 PMID:35757113

McCoy, J, Karp, N, Brar, J, Amin, R, St-Laurent, A. A novel case of central hypoventilation syndrome or just heavy breathing?. J Clin Sleep Med. 2022. PMID:35713175

Amin, R, Gershon, A, Buchanan, F, Pizzuti, R, Qazi, A, Patel, N et al.. The Transitions to Long-term In Home Ventilator Engagement Study (Transitions to LIVE): study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2022.23 (1)125 PMID:35130935

Cristea, AI, Ren, CL, Amin, R, Eldredge, LC, Levin, JC, Majmudar, PP et al.. Outpatient Respiratory Management of Infants, Children, and Adolescents with Post-Prematurity Respiratory Disease: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021.204 (12)e115-e133 PMID:34908518

Walker, M, Mistry, B, Amin, R, McAdam, L, Kalnins, D, Lui, T et al.. A qualitative exploration of the priorities and experiences of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, their parents, and healthcare professionals around weight management. Disabil Rehabil. 2021. 1-9 PMID:34889714

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