Gregory Moore


Gregory Moore
Associate Professor - Clinician - Teacher Pathway at University of Ottawa and Academic Neonatologist, Department Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care (The Ottawa Hospital) Department of Paediatrics (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

Dr. Gregory Moore



  • 1998 BSc, Queen’s University (Life Sciences), Kingston, ON
  • 2002 MD, University of Western ON (Annual Dean’s Honours List), London, ON


  • 2002-2005 Pediatrics Residency, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • 2005-2007 Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Subspecialty Residency, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON


  • 2008-2009 Clinical Fellowship Year in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Royal Women’s Hospital,Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • One year of Australia's top perinatal academic centres (>1200 NICU admissions per year) 

Medical and Academic Appointments

  • 2005-2006 Alternate Chief Resident, University of Ottawa Pediatrics Residency Program, CHEO, Ottawa, ON
  • 2006-2007 Chief Resident, University of Ottawa Neonatology Program, CHEO, Ottawa, ON
  • Mar 2009–present GFT Neonatologist with privileges at CHEO and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), Ottawa, ON
  • Mar 2009 – 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Grants presently held

Grants presently held


Patient Care Philosophy

My philosophy of clinical care, broadly speaking, can be summed up with the following words: if in a day of work I’ve made a positive difference in the life of any single baby or their family that is the greatest accomplishment I can achieve. Above all other aspects of my career, I thoroughly enjoy caring for babies and their families. It is the clinical care that forms the basis for my academic and research questions. The work I’m able to perform in the NICU is a privilege and one I take very seriously; I’m caring for fragile patients, often with their parents in a mode of crisis, and know that every clinical decision must be given appropriate thought and consideration. My focus is on the baby and the family and I must act as an advocate for them; I believe a sense of hope must be displayed as frequently as possible.

In all situations, my philosophy of clinical care involves the prioritization of the best interests of the patient and their family. Family-centered care, best demonstrated through the use of truly shared decision making, allows for the greatest satisfaction of the family and generally ensures that the infant’s best interests are being considered first and foremost. This is where I have focused much of my academic work as well. Strong communication with families during all scenarios, from simple greetings to complex end of life discussions, is one of my strengths and allows me to exemplify the institution of family-centered care. I seek information to learn about the social situation for each patient and their family, knowing that my awareness of these details will facilitate the best possible clinical care in all cases.

Selected Publications

  • Daboval T, Moore GP, Ferretti E. How we teach ethics and communication during a Canadian Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Residency: an interactive experience. Medical Teacher 2013;35(3):194-200.
  • Moore GP, Lemyre B, Barrowman N, Daboval T. Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 4-8 years of children born at 22-25 weeks gestational age: a meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics 2013;167(10):967-74
  • Moore GP, Weisz D, Talarico S, Kempinska A, Lawrence S. Resident Evaluation of a Night Float System in a Pediatric Tertiary Care Centre. Paediatrics and Child Health 2015;20(2):77-81.
  • Moore GP, Daboval T, Ferretti E. Neonatal Ethics Teaching Program - Scenario Oriented Learning in Ethics: Critically Ill Newborn in the NICU. MedEdPORTAL Publications 2015. Available from:
  • Lemyre B, Dunn S, Daboval T, Kekewich M, Jones G, Wang D, Mason-Ward M, Moore GP. Shared decision making for extremely premature birth: development of a prognosis-based guideline. J Perinatology 2016.


Fields of Interest

  • Neonatal Ethics
  • Extremely Premature Infants
  • Quality of Clinical care
  • Neonatal Mock Code Teaching
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