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

Al Amrani, F, Amin, R, Chiang, J, Xiao, L, Boyd, J, Law, E et al.. Scoliosis in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 in the Nusinersen Era. Neurol Clin Pract. 2022.12 (4)279-287 PMID:36382115

Shafey, A, Benzies, K, Amin, R, Stelfox, HT, Shah, V. Fathers' Experiences in Alberta Family Integrated Care: A Qualitative Study. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. .36 (4)371-379 PMID:36288445

Xiao, L, Chiang, J, Castro-Codesal, M, Kolski, H, Bedi, P, Al Amrani, F et al.. Respiratory characteristics in children with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 receiving nusinersen. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2022. PMID:36193036

St-Laurent, A, Zielinski, D, Qazi, A, AlAwadi, A, Almajed, A, Adamko, DJ et al.. Chronic tracheostomy care of ventilator-dependent and -independent children: Clinical practice patterns of pediatric respirologists in a publicly funded (Canadian) healthcare system. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2022. PMID:36178281

Walker, M, McAdam, L, Amin, R, Lui, T, McPherson, AC. 'Our time is precious': An exploration of parental feeding behaviours for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Child Care Health Dev. 2022. PMID:36027594

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