Shoo Lee

Dr. Shoo K. Lee MBBS, PhD, FRCPC

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Scientific Director

Dr. Shoo Lee is a neonatologist and health economist. He is Scientific Director of the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Public Health; Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of the Maternal-Infant Care (MICare) Research Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital; and Associate Member of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (formerly the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute).

Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the University of Singapore, completed his pediatric training at Janeway Children's Hospital (now Janeway Children's Health & Rehabilitation Centre) in Newfoundland, and neonatal fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital, and received his PhD in Health Policy (Economics) from Harvard University.

As the founder and Director of the Canadian Neonatal Network™ and the International Neonatal Collaboration, Dr. Lee fosters collaborative research, and he leads the CIHR team in Maternal-Infant Care. His research focuses on improving quality of care, patient outcomes, and healthcare services delivery. He developed the Family Integrated Care model and piloted the concept at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Awards for his work include the Society for Pediatric Research Douglas K. Richardson Award for Perinatal and Pediatric Healthcare Research, the CIHR Knowledge Translation Award, the Aventis Pasteur Research Award and the Distinguished Neonatologist Award from the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Premier Member of Honour Award from the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Neonatología, and the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai government.