My research uses simulation to help improve the care that we provide to our tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit. Through simulation, we are able to find new or safer ways to do our work and provide the best care possible. Related to this is using simulation as a tool for teaching. Much like pilots learn through flight simulators, we can use simulated patients. My work focuses on how we can best use simulation for teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals.


Neonatal and Early Childhood Outcomes of Twin and Singleton Infants Born Preterm
Journal of Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.02.021

Poractant alfa versus bovine lipid extract surfactant: prospective comparative effectiveness study
Journal of Perinatology
Lemyre, B. and Lacaze-Masmonteil, T. and Shah, P.S. and Bodani, J. and Doucette, S. and Dunn, M. and Louis, D. and Monterrosa, L. and Mukerji, A. and Schmölzer, G.M. and Singh, B. and Wong, J. and Ye, X.Y. and Offringa, M.
DOI: 10.1038/s41372-022-01346-0

Prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a cross-sectional survey of clinical practices in Canada
Journal of Perinatology
DOI: 10.1038/s41372-022-01395-5

Outcomes of infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Canada: a cohort study
Child's Nervous System
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-022-05575-8

Antimicrobial utilization in very-low-birth-weight infants: association with probiotic use
Journal of Perinatology
DOI: 10.1038/s41372-022-01382-w

Epidemiology of post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation in very preterm infants
Journal of Perinatology
DOI: 10.1038/s41372-022-01483-6

Comparison of Multivariable Logistic Regression and Machine Learning Models for Predicting Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death in Very Preterm Infants
Frontiers in Pediatrics
Khurshid, F. and Coo, H. and Khalil, A. and Messiha, J. and Ting, J.Y. and Wong, J. and Shah, P.S.
DOI: 10.3389/fped.2021.759776

Utilizing simulation to identify latent safety threats during neonatal magnetic resonance imaging procedure
Simulation in Healthcare
Wong, J. and Kalaniti, K. and Castaldo, M. and Whyte, H. and Lee, K.-S. and Schroff, M. and Campbell, D.M.
DOI: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000479

A call for a streamlined ethics review process for multijurisdictional, child health research studies
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
Lemyre, B. and Bodani, J.P. and Doucette, S. and Dunn, M.S. and Louis, D. and Monterrosa, L. and Mukerji, A. and Schmölzer, G.M. and Shah, P. and Singh, B. and Wong, J. and Lacaze-Masmonteil, T. and Offringa, M.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxz160

Procedural experience of canadian neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows
Journal of Clinical Neonatology
DOI: 10.4103/jcn.jcn_110_18

Use of Simulation in Canadian Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Programs
Jonathan Wong and Emer Finan and Douglas Campbell
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.1448

Effect of prophylactic indomethacin administration and early feeding on spontaneous intestinal perforation in extremely low-birth-weight infants
Journal of Perinatology
Stavel, M. and Wong, J. and Cieslak, Z. and Sherlock, R. and Claveau, M. and Shah, P.S.
DOI: 10.1038/jp.2016.196

Inotrope use among extremely preterm infants in canadian neonatal intensive care units: Variation and outcomes
American Journal of Perinatology
Wong, J. and Shah, P.S. and Yoon, E.W. and Yee, W. and Lee, S. and Dow, K.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1371703

Percutaneously Placed Central Venous Catheter-Related Sepsis in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units
American Journal of Perinatology
Jonathan Wong and Kimberly Dow and Prakesh Shah and Wayne Andrews and Shoo Lee
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1311978

Prediction of the rate of decline in FEV1 in smokers using quantitative computed tomography
R Yuan and J C Hogg and P D Pare and D D Sin and J C Wong and Y Nakano and A M McWilliams and S Lam and H O Coxson
DOI: 10.1136/thx.2008.112433

Toronto Notes, 25th edition

The influence of reconstruction algorithm on the measurement of airway dimensions using computed tomography
Medical Imaging 2008: Physiology, Function, and Structure from Medical Images
Jonathan C. Wong and Yasutaka Nakano and Harvey O. Coxson and Nestor L. Müller and Peter D. Paré and James C. Hogg
DOI: 10.1117/12.769697

Computed tomographic estimation of lung dimensions throughout the growth period
European Respiratory Journal
P. A. de Jong
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.06.00070805

Hyperpolarized 3He diffusion MRI and histology in pulmonary emphysema
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Hyperpolarized 3He diffusion MRI and histology in pulmonary emphysema
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Woods, J.C. and Choong, C.K. and Yablonskiy, D.A. and Bentley, J. and Wong, J. and Pierce, J.A. and Cooper, J.D. and Macklem, P.T. and Conradi, M.S. and Hogg, J.C.
DOI: 10.1002/mrm.21076

The Prediction of Small Airway Dimensions Using Computed Tomography
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Yasutaka Nakano and Jonathan C. Wong and Pim A. de Jong and Lilliana Buzatu and Taishi Nagao and Harvey O. Coxson and W. Mark Elliott and James C. Hogg and Peter D. Paré
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200407-874oc

The prediction of small airway dimensions using computed tomography
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Nakano, Y. and Wong, J.C. and De Jong, P.A. and Buzatu, L. and Nagao, T. and Coxson, H.O. and Elliott, W.M. and Hogg, J.C. and Paré, P.D.
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200407-874OC


The effect of CPAP versus non-invasive high frequency ventilation on the electrical activity of the diaphragm.
Non-invasive ventilation is being used commonly amongst preterm infants, and there is increasing use of non-invasive high frequency ventilation. We are conducting a study to better understand how this mode of ventilation helps infants as compared to another commonly used mode, which is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). We are able to do this through measuring the electrical activity of the diaphragm, and by this method better understand how these different modes of ventilation affect how a baby breaths.

Use of simulation in Canadian neonatal-perinatal medicine training programs.
Simulation is being increasingly used in medical education. It is effective in improving knowledge and in many fields has been associated with improved performance. Simulation is being considered not only for delivery of education but also for assessment. Before such a tool is used routinely in neonatal training across Canada, it is important to understand its current usage by accredited training programs. Therefore, we are conducting a survey to program directors and fellows across all neonatal training programs in Canada.

Simulation to improve quality of care during neonatal MRI intramural transport.
Our sickest patients often require transport from the NICU to different parts of the hospital for investigations that help guide their care. The transport process is complex with the potential for latent safety threats to be present. This project uses simulation to recreate that process of going from the NICU to receive an MRI in order those safety threats. By doing this, we are working to make change to how we perform transports in order to prevent errors from happening and better understand how we can safely conduct neonatal intramural transports.


Creative Professional Research Grant, Hospital for Sick Children- 2016

Honours & Awards

Mallinckrodt Young Investigator Research Fund Award - 2015

Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation Resident Research Prize, Queen’s University, Postgraduate Medical Education - 2012

Resident Research Competition Award, Queen’s University, Department of Pediatrics - 2010, 2011, 2012