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Dr. Asaph Rolnitsky MScHQ, MD
Dr. Asaph Rolnitsky
Course Lecturer, HQ Programs | Staff Neonatologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Contact Info

I graduated medicine in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, trained in paediatrics in Schneider Children's Medical Centre of Israel, and completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship in the University of Toronto. I completed the VAQS fellowship training in Toronto and then Queen's MScHQ. I work in Sunnybrook's NICU on QI projects and measurements of interventions in neonatal medicine, focusing on the micropremature infants, and Co-chair the QI group of the Toronto Centre for Neonatal Medicine.


  • Assistant professor, University of Toronto,
  • PhD student, University of Toronto Institute of Medical Sciences.

Teaching/Clinical Practice

Extensive teaching in paediatrics, neonatology, neonatal resuscitation, management of sepsis, QI methodologies (mainly process control statistics), to students, residents and fellows. I enjoy teaching and mutual discussions very much.

Research Interests

  • SPC
  • QI methods for reduction of IVH, NEC, ROP in premature infants
  • Cost of care for and resource utilization by extremely premature infants
"Much have I studied from my teachers, and... from my colleagues... and I have learned more from my students than from all of them"/Y. Hanassi.