Padmaja Subbarao M.D.

The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Subbarao received her MD from the University of Toronto in 1994. She received a Masters in Epidemiology in 2002 after completing a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. She received a Canadian Lung Association award to do an asthma research fellowship under Dr. Paul O'Byrne in 2000-2002. In 2003, she received a post-doctoral CIHR fellowship to complete infant pulmonary function training with Dr. Janet Stocks. She returned to Toronto in 2004 as a Clinician-Scientist in respiratory medicine and set up the first infant pulmonary function laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2005. In 2007, in collaboration with Dr. Per Gustafsson, she set up the first SF6 MBW system to perform measurements in infants and children in North America. In 2008, as Co-Director, she launched Canada's largest intensively phenotyped birth cohort study, the CHILD study to study the environmental effects on respiratory symptoms. In 2012, she assumed the role of Director of the Pulmonary function Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her work has focused on the use of novel pulmonary function technology in infants and young children to study the trajectory of lung function in health and disease.