Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Ottawa and Neonatologist at Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care
I completed my medical school, pediatric and neonatal clinical fellowship training in the United Kingdom (Glasgow and London), which included a sabbatical year here in Canada at the University of Ottawa and Toronto in 2007/8. I have been a member of the Departments of Pediatrics at CHEO and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Newborn Care at The Ottawa Hospital since 2010.
My passion and expertise lie in Neonatal Transport. In my role as Medical Director of our regional Transport Team in addition to serving on both National and Provincial transport committees, I am dedicated to improving the quality of care during the transport of sick children locally and beyond. Other clinical interests include NAS, Vitamin D in neonates, multidisciplinary teaching and education, including simulation.
Current Research Projects
- PI - Pilot Program - CHEO & Ottawa OPS Partnership Dedicated Neonatal Transport Vehicle
- Co-Investigator - Improving quality of care during transport of sick neonates: A national collaborative partnership for outcome improvement and system enhancement: CIHR Partnerships for Health System Improvement grant – (PI) Dr Kyong Soon Lee
- Co-Investigator - VITdAL-PICU pilot - Rapid normalization of vitamin D in critically ill children: A phase II dose evaluation randomized controlled trial: CHAMO Grant 2014 –(PI) D McNally
- L Mills, S Redpath, M Liddell, J Simpson, C Davis, C Skeoch, L Jackson, Predictors Predictors of Clinical Outcome for infants transferred for Extracorporeal Life Support Consideration. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2007:92:F233-F243
- J. Dayre McNally, Katie O’Hearn, Margaret L. Lawson, Gyaandeo Maharajh, Pavel Geier, Hope Weiler, S Redpath, Lauralyn McIntyre, Dean Fergusson, Kusum Menon, and on behalf of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Groups. Prevention of vitamin D deficiency in children following cardiac surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 16(doi:10.118): 402. 2015
- Antoun G, McBride S, Vanstone JR, Naas T, Michaud J, Redpath S, McMillan HJ, Brophy J, Daoud H, Chakraborty P, Dyment D, Holcik M, Harper ME, Lines MA. Detailed Biochemical and Bioenergetic Characterization of FBXL4-Related Encephalomyopathic Mitochondrial DNA Depletion. JIMD Reports. epub: 1-9, 2015
Patient Care Philosophy
It is a common assumption that following a birth, most families take their baby home soon after. Unfortunately, when a baby is born too early or is critically ill at birth, these parents (and families) don’t get to fulfill this experience and milestone quite as they dreamed it would be.
As a Neonatologist, the ability to provide compassionate, ethical, comprehensive and family centered care, for such a unique population and their extended family, often under very stressful circumstances, is a privilege I both fully respect and am truly committed to.
Appreciating the loss of such longed for dreams is a fundamental start to sharing the experience our patients and their families each face.