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Seema Mital, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Hospital for Sick Children
Email: seema.mital@sickkids.ca
Phone: 416-813-6674

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. Completed her Pediatric Residency at Wayne State University (1996) and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University, NY (1999). She was Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University, until 2007 when she joined SickKids as Associate Professor and Clinician-Scientist, University of Toronto. Dr. Mital is the Roma and Marvin Auerback Professor of Developmental Biology and Congenital Heart Research. She has extensive experience in the genetics/genomics of congenital heart disease, phenotypic characterization of genetic defects and conducting large multi-centre studies. She established the SickKids Heart Centre Biobank, an Ontario province-wide, multi-centre biorepository of children and adults with congenital heart disease for genetics research. She is a Steering Committee member of the NIH-sponsored Pediatric Heart Network, a consortium of 8 North American centres since 2001, where she is the PI of a multi-centre study of genetic polymorphisms in cardiomyopathy, co-PI for the North American trial of ACE inhibition in infants with single ventricles, and site PI for the Single Ventricle Reconstruction (SVR2) trial. She was also the PI of the pediatric arm of the multi-centre CARGO study evaluating non-invasive molecular testing to diagnose rejection after cardiac transplantation (completed 2007). Dr. Mital is the Chair, Scientific Program Committee, Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association (AHA) (2008-11), Chair, AHA Cardiac Biology/Regulation Peer Review Panel (2008-2009) and Co-Chair, AHA International Congress 2009, on “Genetics and Genomics of Cardiovascular Disease”. Dr. Mital has supervised 12 post-doctoral and 9 pre-doctoral research trainees. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. She has published 50 peer reviewed papers, 6 chapters and 4 policy statements/editorials.

 

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