Steering Committee

Dr. Brian Chisamore has been working in the community of St. Joseph’s Health Centre for over fifteen years.  His is part of a busy community practice (Village Park Paediatrics), which is proud to be a large contributor in the practice based research network that is TARGET Kids! His paediatric resident training was at Queen’s University and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.  He completed his sub-specialty fellowship in Neonatology in Toronto in 1997.  He completed his Masters of Health Science in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto in 2002.  As of 2011, he is in his second term (first term 1997 – 2002) as Medical Director of the NICU at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.  His expertise in neonatology focuses on infants of mothers in the Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy (T-CUP).  Dr. Chisamore has won several teaching awards in undergraduate and post-graduate paediatrics at his home-base hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, and within the department at large in the University of Toronto, where he holds the position of Assistant Professor of Paediatrics.

Dr. Tony Barozzino is the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital and was formerly the Chief of Pediatrics for the last 11 years. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has worked as a General Pediatrician in downtown Toronto for over 17 years with particular expertise in neonatology, developmental/school issues and care of the medically complex child. He has developed a specialized pediatric care model for South Eastern Toronto, focusing on inner city children and their particular social determinants of health. His administrative leadership has resulted in St. Michael’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics being at the forefront of clinical care provision, education and research around socially disadvantaged children and their families. He has also been involved with and overseen the development of a vibrant educational experience including being part of the Social Pediatric Advisory Group responsible for the commencement of the Social Pediatric Curriculum at U. of T. Tony was the winner of the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching in Pediatrics Award at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Dr. Moshe Ipp is a MD graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He joined SickKids as a junior resident in 1972 and in 1978 was appointed on staff and at the same time opened a primary care community paediatric practice. He was appointed to Assistant Professor in 1978, Associate Professor in 1988 and Full Professor in 2009. He developed an interest in Community Office-based research early in his career and was awarded the AAP Practitioner Research Award in 1995, in recognition of his contribution to research in the office setting that was responsible for a major advance in paediatrics. In 2010, he was honoured with the Canadian Paediatric Society, Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award. In 2012, he was the winner of the Dr. Noni MacDonald Award for his publication on pain management during vaccination, which ‘made an important contribution to paediatric practice’. His research interests have included many general paediatric conditions with a more recent focus on techniques to reduce pain at the time of vaccine administration.

Dr. Mark Feldman completed his paediatric training at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1992. While practicing as a community paediatrician at Scarborough Grace Hospital (SGH), he obtained a diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He served as Chief of Paediatrics at SGH for one term (1994-7) and then two more terms as Chief of Paediatrics at St. Joseph’s Health Centre (1997-2007). Dr. Feldman has won teaching and advocacy awards, has studied and published on the quality of teaching in the community setting and for over 10 years has served as Director of Community Paediatrics for the University of Toronto. More recently Dr Feldman was appointed as the Director of Integrated Medical Education for the department of paediatrics. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Paediatric Society and is the Chair of the Community Paediatrics Committee. His clinical credibility practicing paediatrics in the community setting, his leadership and administrative experience, his early training in clinical epidemiology and his passion for promoting scholarly activity in the community made Dr. Feldman a welcome addition to the Steering Committee of TARGetKids!