Jarred Garfinkle, MD, MSc, FRCP, Neonatologist

Fun fact about me 

I like biking and kayaking with my family.

I love working with children and their families because 
I love working with children and their families because I get to witness their resilience and strength first-hand.

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 
  • Society for Pediatric Research Richard D. Rowe Award for Clinical Research (2019)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship (2018-2020)
Academic appointments 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Other appointments 
  • Investigator, Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre


  • Master of Science, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, University of Toronto
  • Clinician Investigator Program, University of Toronto
Medical Degree 
  • MDCM, McGill University, Canada
  • Resident, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University, Canada
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sick Kids Neonatal Neurology Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada


Research interests 

My research focuses on understanding the antecedents and learning how to best manage brain injury in preterm newborns. Brain injury and neurodevelopment in at-risk newborns

Research foci 
  • Antecedents of preterm brain dysmaturation
  • Outcome following preterm brain injury

Preterm, brain injury, brain development, neurodevelopment

Selected publications 
  • Garfinkle J, Boychuck Z, Li P, Bussières A, Majnemer A. What early clinical signs should prompt referral for diagnosis of cerebral palsy? A Scoping review. Ped Neurol 2020;102:56-61.
  • Garfinkle J, Yoon EW, Alvaro R, Nwaesei C, Claveau M, Lee SK, Shah PS. Trends in sex-specific differences in outcomes in extreme preterms: progress or natural barriers? Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2020;105:158-163.
  • Garfinkle J, Miller SP. The placenta and neurodevelopment in preterm newborns. NeoReviews 2018; 19:e456-e466.