Gregory Moore

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Gregory Moore is an academic neonatologist practicing at the two hospitals in Ottawa that have level 3 neonatal intensive care units – the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and The Ottawa Hospital. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, he completed his Paediatrics residency and the first 2 years of his Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. He went on to enjoy a final enriching fellowship year at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He returned to Ottawa in 2009 as an attending neonatologist and an assistant professor on the clinician-teacher track through the University of Ottawa. In 2016, he was promoted to the associate professor level.

He is a Clinical Investigator with the CHEO Research Institute and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is presently completing his MSt in Practical Ethics via Oxford University (UK). His areas of academic interest are bioethics with a focus on working with families when their baby may be born at an extremely low gestational age, and post-graduate medical education. Outside of ‘hospital life’, he enjoys time with his wife and four children and competing as a national level Masters cyclist.

Research Projects

  1. Evaluating parental perceptions of written handbooks provided during shared decision making with parents anticipating extremely preterm birth


    Overall, parents positively evaluated the handbooks, supporting their utility for parents anticipating extremely preterm birth. Concrete suggestions for improvement were made; the handbooks will be modified accordingly. Parents at other perinatal centers may benefit from receiving such handbooks.

  2. Seeking Normalcy as the Curve Flattens: Ethical Considerations for Pediatricians Managing Collateral Damage of Coronavirus Disease-2019


    Children have encountered and will continue to encounter unique challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We cannot ignore discrepancies in social determinants of health. Keeping families and communities safe and our patients healthy is no small task. But we have an opportunity, if we pay close attention to the vulnerabilities exposed by this pandemic, to make conditions better for children than before the pandemic began.

  3. Paediatric ethical issues during the COVID‐19 pandemic are not just about ventilator triage


    the COVID‐19 pandemic is creating many ethical challenges. One of the most difficult is for ethicists to focus on the issues that are likely to have the greatest impact. Ventilator allocation in a crisis situation is a deeply tragic choice that requires careful balancing of a number of values

  4. Do transport factors increase the risk of severe brain injury in outborn infants less than 33 weeks gestational age?


    Risk factors for SBI were related to the condition at birth and immediate postnatal management and not related to transport factors. These results highlight the importance of maternal transfer to perinatal centers to allow optimization of perinatal management.

  5. Counselling and Management for Anticipated Extremely Preterm Birth


    Counselling couples facing the birth of an extremely preterm infant is a complex and delicate task, entailing both challenges and opportunities.