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Elizabeth Asztalos, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M4 230
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 87791

Administrative assistant: Brenda Grisdale
Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 88123


  • BA, 1976, faculty of social science, University of Windsor, Canada
  • BScN, 1977, faculty of science and mathematics, School of Nursing, University of Windsor, Canada
  • MD, 1984, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2002, health research methodology, McMaster University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical SciencesWomen & Babies Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Staff neonatologist, department of newborn and developmental pediatrics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Neonatal research director, department of newborn and developmental pediatrics, Sunnybrook
  • Associate professor, departments of pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynaecology, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto
  • Associate professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Research Foci:

  • Clinical trials, perinatal and neonatal outcomes, optimizing provision of breast milk for the preterm infant
  • Assisting in the development and conduct of clinical trials

Research Summary:

Dr. Asztalos' primary area is in clinical epidemiology, with the body of her work in clinical trials. Her main areas of strength are the neurodevelopmental monitoring and follow-up of high-risk infants.

She leads several trials through the Centre for Mother, Infant and Child Research (previously the Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Research Unit). She is also the principal investigator for the five-year follow-up study of children whose mothers participated in the Multiple Courses of Antenatal Corticosteroids (MAC-5) study, which was recently completed. She is concluding a clinical trial on the safety and effectiveness of domperidone in breast milk production, the EMPOWER study.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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