Chelsea Ruth

Current Leadership Positions

Attending Neonatologist / Assistant Professor
Section of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Science, University of Manitoba

Clinical Focus

Dr. Chelsea Ruth is a clinician in the Section of Neonatology and provides the full spectrum of neonatal care including antenatal consultation, delivery room management, ongoing level II/III neonatal care with consultation for infants in level I care at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface hospitals. She is also an epidemiologic researcher at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.


Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
General Paediatrics Residency Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Master of Science in Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Doctor of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Science (Med), University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Science (Gen), University of Manitoba

Current Clinical Interests

  • Ethical issues around antenatal counselling and perinatal care
  • Long term outcomes of NICU care
  • Respiratory management
  • Care at the extremes of viability
  • Care of the late preterm infant
  • Family based care and decision making


Blanket approach can help mom and baby
Op-Ed in the Winnipeg Free Press, November 16th, 29015

Long-Term Outcomes of Manitoba’s InSight Mentoring Program: A comparative statistical analysis
Ruth C, Brownell M, Isbister J, MacWilliam L, Gammon H, Singal D, Soodeen R, McGowan K, Kulbaba C, Boriskewich E.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, October 2015.

High frequency jet ventilation versus high frequency oscillatory ventilation for pulmonary dysfunction in preterm infants.
Ethawi Y, Abou Mehrem A, Minski J, Ruth C, Davis P.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016;6(5).
PMID: 27149997

Maternal Diabetes Mellitus and Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT) in the Child.
Dart AB, Ruth CA, Sellers EA, Au W, Dean HJ. (2015). 
American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation.
PMID: 25595566

Early term infants, length of birth stay and neonatal readmission for jaundice.
Ruth C, Hildes-Ripstein E. 
Paediatr Child Health. 2014;19(7):353-354.
PMID: 25332672

Infants Born to Mothers with Diabetes in Pregnancy at the Population Level in Manitoba: More Questions than Answers.
Ruth CA, Roos NP, Hildes-Ripstein E, Brownell MD. 
Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2012 Apr 1;36(2):71–4.

The influence of gestational age and socioeconomic status on neonatal outcomes in late preterm and early term gestation: a population based study
Ruth CA, Roos N, Hildes-Ripstein E, Brownell M.
BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2012 Jun 29;12(1):62.
PMID: 22748037

Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) versus other fluid therapies: effects on kidney function.
Mutter T, Ruth C, Dart A. 
Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews 2013;(7).
PMID: 23881659

Management of the newborn delivered at the threshold of viability.
Synnes A, Buchanan L, Ruth CA. 2008;(November):498–508.

Chelsea Ruth