Faculty

Guest Speakers

Roula Choueiri, MD
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Pediatrician
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chief, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
CDC Act Early Ambassador to MA

Conference Director

Golda Milo-Manson, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics,
University of Toronto
Vice-President Medicine andAcademic Affairs,
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Local Faculty

Evdokia Anagnostou, MD
Child Neurologist
Co-Director, Autism Research Centre
Senior Clinician Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Rudaina Banihani, MD, MHPE
Neonatologist and Developmental Paediatrician 
Newborn & Developmental Paediatric
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre 
Co-director Down Syndrome clinic, The Hospital for Sick Children 
Assistant Professor of Paediatric, University of Toronto

Nirit Bernhard, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Down Syndrome Clinic
The Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Paediatric Medicine, Department of Paediatrics
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Todd Cunningham, C Psych
Clinical and School Psychologist

Darcy Fehlings, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Head, UofT Division of Developmental Paediatrics
Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in
Developmental Paediatrics
Senior Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute
Physician Director, Child Development Program
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Professor, University of Toronto

Naneve Hawke, MA
Speech language Pathology and Audiology
Retired Paediatric Audiologist

Andrea Hoffman, MD, FRCPC
Developmental Paediatrician, Child Development Program and
Complex Continuing Care Inpatient Unit, Holland Bloorview Kids
Rehabilitation Hospital
Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Clinical Team Investigator, Bloorview Research Institute

Ryan Hung, MD
Physician, Brain Injury Rehab Team,
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Clinical Study Investigator, Bloorview Research Institute
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics,
University of Toronto

Anita Jethwa, MD
Developmental Paediatrician
Children’s Treatment Network – York Region

Shawn Kao, MD, FRCPC
Chair, Pediatric Section, OMA
CPSO Peer Assessor
Pediatric Rep, PPRB
Project Leader, Can-REACH-ON

Anne Kawamura, MD, FRCPC
Program Director, Developmental Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Chun Kim, PT, BScPT, BSc (Human Biology)
Physiotherapist, Child Development Program
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Status Only Appointment (Lecturer), Department of
Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Bláthnaid McCoy, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, CSCSN (EEG), MSc
Program Director, Neurology Residency &
Epilepsy Fellowship Programs
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Toronto
Paediatric Neurologist, Division of Neurology,
The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Moira Pena, BScOT, MOT, OT Reg (Ont)
Occupational Therapist, Child Development Program
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Lecturer (Status Appointment)
University of Toronto
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Rebecca Perlin, MClSc SLP(C) Reg CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Lecturer (Status) Department of Speech-Language Pathology,
University of Toronto

Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
Medical Director, Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT),
The Hospital for Sick Children
Medical Director, Emily’s House Children’s Hospice
Assistant Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Family &
Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute

Christie Raffaele, MSc(OT), OT Reg(Ont)
Occupational Therapist, Feeding & Swallowing Clinic
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah, PhD, C Psych
Psychologist & Specialty Team Facilitator
Children’s Treatment Network & Mackenzie Health

Sharon Smile, MSc, MBBS, DM(Paeds)
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto
Developmental Paediatrician
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Nicola Jones-Stokreef, MD
Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Vice Chair, Physicians of Ontario
Neurodevelopmental Advocacy (PONDA)
Developmental Paediatrician
Children’s Treatment Network Simcoe York

Mohammad Zubairi MEd MD FRCPC
Developmental Paediatrician, Holland Bloorview & SickKids
Clinical Team Investigator, Bloorview Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Division of Developmental Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto