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Andrea Hoffman

Andrea Hoffman MD FRCP(C)

MD FRCP(C); Clinical Study Investigator


Research Focus:

Dr. Andrea Hoffman’s research is focused on issues related to the medical management, transition and advance care planning for children with cerebral palsy and children with medical complexity.

Read more about her upcoming research study

Research/Trainee/Volunteer Opportunities:

None Currently

Education & Profession


B.Sc.(H) (Life Science), Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

M.D., University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario                   

Paediatric Residency

University of Toronto - Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, Ontario

Developmental Paediatrics Fellowship

University of Toronto - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

L.M.C.C, Medical Council of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

FRCP (C), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Subject:  Paediatrics

Subspecialty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Subject: Developmental Paediatrics

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Member of the Canadian Paediatric Society
  • Member of the Ontario and Canadian Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

University Positions / Affiliations:

Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Honours and Awards:

  • Walter F. Watkin Scholarship, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
  • Golden Stethoscope Award, University of Toronto


Evidence to Care, & Feeding and Swallowing Team. (2017) Optimizing Feeding and Swallowing in children with physical and developmental disabilities: A practical guide for clinicians. Toronto, ON: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Porepa M, Hoffman A, Fellin M, Kublick L.  "Children with Medical Complexities: Addressing the Gaps in Respite Care during Transition from Pediatrics to Adult Health Care in Ontario".  Paediatrics & Child Health.  Accepted for publication.

 Sudoma C, Chiang J, DiMambro A, Moosani A, Maxwell K, Ho N, Fellin M, Gnanasabesan C, Carmichael R, Hoffman A., An Oral Care Intervention for the Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in a Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital: An Effective Quality Improvement Project.  Submitted for publication.

 Hoffman A, Matlow A, Shroff M, Cohen E.  Factors impacting same-day cancellation of outpatient pediatric magnetic resonance imaging under anesthesia.  Pediatric Radiology, January 2015; 45(1):99-107.

Amin R, Sayal A, Syed F, Daniels C, Hoffman A, Moraes TJ, Cox P.  How long does it take to initiate a child on long-term invasive ventilation? Results from a Canadian pediatric home ventilation program.  Canadian Respiratory Journal, March-April 2015; 22(2):103-8.

Kingsnorth S, Orava T, Provvidenza C, Adler E, Ami N, Gresley-Jones T, Mankad D, Slonim N, Fay L, Joachimides N, Hoffman A, Hung R, & Fehlings D.  Chronic Pain Assessment Tools for Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review.  Pediatrics, October 2015; 136 (4), 948-60.

Lindsay S, Hoffman A. A complex transition: Lessons learned as three young adults with complex care needs transition from an in-patient pediatric hospital to adult community residence.  Child: Care, Health & Development, September 2014; 41 (3), 397-407.

Hoffman A: Hypoglycemia; Status Epilepticus.  In: Pediatric Resident Guide: Management of Medical Emergencies (Porepa M, ed).  University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine 2009.

Hahn C, Donner E, Snead C, Mohseni-Bod H, Go T, Hoffman A, Trope A, Guerguerian A-M. Scolnik D, Hutchison J, Elliott I, Weiss S, Bjelalac-Mejia S, Lau E: Status Epilepticus Guidelines. In: Hospital for Sick Children Drug Handbook and Formulary (Lau E, ed). Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 2009; pg 322-324.

Hoffman A, Peltsch A, Armstrong I, Pari G, Munoz DP: Saccadic impairments in Huntington’s disease.  Experimental Brain Research, April 2008; 186(3): 457-69.

Thompson J, Chan E, Hoffman A, Thampi N, (section editors) Bernstein S, Friedman J, Hilliard R, Schneider R (staff editors): Paediatrics. In: The Toronto Notes 22nd Edition (Shiau C, Torren A, eds). Type & Graphics Inc., Toronto 2006: P1-92.  

Hoffman A, Pari, G, Munoz D.  Control of Volitional and Reflexive Saccades in Subjects with Huntington’s Disease.  Undergraduate Thesis submitted to the Department of Physiology at Queen’s University, May 2002.

Contact Info

Contact Information:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 1R8             

Tel: 416- 425-6220 ext. 6343

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