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Holland Bloorview has been minimally impacted by the worldwide CrowdStrike outage. Clinical activity is continuing as scheduled but some clients may experience delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Dr. Reah D’Costa

Dr. Rhea D’Costa MD, FRCPC

Developmental Paediatrician / Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Rhea D’Costa is a Developmental Paediatrician working in Holland Bloorview’s Child Development program. She completed her undergraduate and medical training at McMaster University, followed by Paediatrics residency training at Queen’s University and a fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in medical education and knowledge translation.

As the current Developmental Paediatrics rotation supervisor, she supports Paediatrics and Genetics resident learners and enjoys her work with the postgraduate medical education team at the University of Toronto. She serves as an executive member on the Canadian Pediatrics Society’s Developmental Paediatrics Section. She is also a member of the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Mental Health Advisory Committee. In her clinical practice, Dr. D’Costa provides care to families of children with a variety of neurodevelopmental challenges.

Recent Publications

  • D’Costa, R., Fucile, S., Dickson, B., Gallipoli, A., & Dow, K. E. (2022). Benefits of a Standardized Enteral Feeding Protocol on the Nutrition and Health Outcomes of Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 83(3), 147-150.
  • D’Costa, R., & Sehgal, A. (2020). A 3-year-old boy with worsening respiratory distress. Paediatrics & Child Health, 25(5), 270-272.
  • Russell, D. J., McCauley, D., Novak, I., Kolehmainen, N., Shikako-Thomas, K., D'Costa, R., & Gorter, J. W. (2016). Developing a knowledge translation strategy for a centre of childhood disability research: Description of the process.
  • Vaidya, Y., & D’Costa, R. (2014). A review of Lost lives: The pandemic violence against children Helander, E.(2011). International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 2(1), 77-80.