Division of Pediatric Respirology, Department of Pediatrics,
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada
Dr. Suhail Al-Saleh completed his MBBS degree in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at King Saud University in 1998. Thereafter, he completed three years of pediatric residency training at McMaster University in Hamilton. Following a three-year fellowship in respiratory medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Al-Saleh completed his pediatric sleep fellowship at SickKids. During this time, Al-Saleh also completed a master’s in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto.
In 2010, Al-Saleh was appointed as a Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Consultant and Assistant Professor at King Abdulaziz medical city, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he led the pediatric sleep lab establishment project and participated in a number of research projects and held the academic position of Director of the Research Unit at the College of Medicine in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
In 2013, he was appointed to SickKids as an Academic Clinician and as an Assistant Professor within the Division of Respiratory Medicine and the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto with a focus in clinical pediatric respiratory and sleep medicine.
In 2014, Al-Saleh was appointed Sleep Education and Training Director/Supervisor of the Paediatric Sleep Training Program within the Division of Respiratory Medicine and the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto to coordinate with pediatric and adult respiratory medicine fellowships for sleep teaching and training.
Al-Saleh's research interests are within sleep medicine with all aspects ranging from epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of sleep-disordered breathing in the pediatric population. There are two main areas that he is currently more involved in and those are as follows:
- Sleep-disordered breathing in children with primary diagnosis and complex chronic diseases
- Screening and diagnostic tools for sleep disordered breathing in children