Agostino Pierro, OBE, MD, FRCS (Engl), FRCS (Ed), FAAP
Division of General and Thoracic Surgery – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Senior Associate Scientist – Translational Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Professor, Department of Surgery – University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Physiology – University of Toronto
Full Member, Graduate Faculty, Institute of Medical Science (IMS), Faculty of Medicine – University of Toronto
Editor-in-Chief – Pediatric Surgery International (PSI)
Chairman – Research Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
Dr. Pierro joined SickKids in May 2013, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK, where he was Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Head of Surgery at the University College London Institute of Child Health. Dr. Pierro’s productivity has been of outstanding quantity and quality, with a career total of 410 peer reviewed articles (total citations 8697; h-index 48), 44 chapters and 2 books. Since 2013, he has published 138 manuscripts.
At present, Dr. Pierro’s laboratory includes 15 researchers including 7 females and research fellows from various backgrounds and countries such as Canada, China, Thailand, Japan, The Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. The lab has attracted international research fellows, funded from their Universities (17 in last 6 years), who moved to Canada to work in Dr. Pierro’s research laboratory.