Sonny Dhanani BSc (Pharm), MD, FRCPC


Sonny Dhanani BSc (Pharm), MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor and Pediatric Intensivist

Office: 613-737-7600 ext. 3670
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Dr. Dhanani received degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and medicine form the University of British Columbia in 1998. He completed his residency in pediatric and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 2002 and further trained at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, UK. 

Dr. Dhanani is the chief of the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa and Associate Professor (Pediatrics) at the University of Ottawa. He has recently been the chief medical officer- donation for Trillium Gift of Life, Ontario’s organ procurement organization. He is Chair of the newly formed Canadian Donation Physician Network, and is Vice-Chair of Canadian Blood Services’ Deceased Donation Advisory Committee. He co-leads donation projects for the Canadian National Transplant Research Program. He is also leading international research pertaining to practices and standards for determining death after cardiac arrest for the purposes of donation.

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