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Dr. Amber Makino

Dr. Amber Makino MD, FRCPC

Developmental Paediatrician / Lecturer, University of Toronto

Dr. Amber Makino has been a staff Developmental Paediatrician at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto since 2017, after completing her Paediatric Residency and Developmental Paediatrics Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests are in the areas of quality improvement (QI) and medical education.  She combines these interests in her leadership roles as the Competence Committee Chair and QI Lead for the Residency Program Committee for the Division of Developmental Paediatrics, and as part of the core faculty for Co-learning in QI course for the Department of Paediatrics. She is also involved in QI initiatives that aim to improve service delivery in outpatient paediatric rehabilitation services.  She currently holds the position of Ambulatory Physician Lead for Holland Bloorview’s Caring Safely initiative. She has also co-developed the Developmental Coordination Disorder care pathway and the Baby Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Program at Holland Bloorview. Most recently, she received an Innovation Fund grant to optimize care pathways for children and youth with neuromotor conditions. 

Publications highlights:

McLeod, S., Makino, A., Kawamura, A. Care for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy (GMFCS III – V). Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Point. Published online: Care for children and youth with cerebral palsy (GMFCS levels III to V) September 29, 2023

Makino, A., King G, Hartman L, Wong PY., Penner, M. Parent perspectives and perceptions of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis: a scoping review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.  2021; 8, 267-284.  

Kawamura, A., Makino, A., McLeod, S. Comprehensive Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy GMFCS I & II: A Canadian Perspective. Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Point. Paediatics and Child Health. 2020; 25 (6): 397. 

Fehlings, D., Kawamura, A., Lee, C., Makino, A. Tone Management. Care and Management of Children and Youth with Severe Cerebral Palsy. Ed. Richard Stevenson and Laurie Glader. MacKeith Press. (2018).

For further publications please see PUBMed.