Michael Narvey

Current Leadership Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health
Section Head of Neonatology
Medical Director of the Child Health Transport Team
Associate Director of the Neonatal Telemedicine Program

Clinical Focus

As a Neonatologist, Dr. Narvey is interested in the care of sick newborns.  In particular, however, he works to find ways to improve the quality of care provided in the units and, wherever possible, to minimize the number of painful needle pokes infants receive during their stay.


BScH (Chemistry), Queen’s University
MD, University of Manitoba

Current Clinical Interests

  • Minimizing bloodwork
  • Non-invasive technology
  • Quality improvement
  • Neonatal transport

Book Chapters

Physical Assessment and Classification. Avery's Neonatology: Pathophysiology & Management of the Newborn.
Narvey M, Fletcher MA. (2015/10). 
Co-Author Published, Wolters Kluwer

Acute respiratory failure. Neonatal Nutrition and Metabolism.
Van Aerde JE, Narvey M. (2012/12).
Co-Author Published, Cambridge University Press

Journal Articles

Effectiveness of Family Integrated Care in neonatal intensive care units on infant and parent outcomes: a multicentre, multinational, cluster-randomised controlled trial
O’Brien K, Robson K, Bracht M, Cruz M, Lui K, Alvaro R, da Silva O, Monterrosa L, Narvey M et al.
The Lancet: Child & Adolescent Health (in press)

Caffeine is a risk factor for osteopenia of prematurity in preterm infants: a cohort study
Ali E , Rockman-Greenberg C , Moffatt M , Narvey M , Reed M , Jiang D. (2018). 
BMC pediatrics. 18(1): 9.

Human-Based Human Milk Fortifier as Rescue Therapy in Very Low Birth Weight Infants Demonstrating Intolerance to Bovine-Based Human Milk Fortifier 
Sandhu A, Fast S, Bonnar K, Baier RJ, Narvey M. (2017). 
Breastfeeding medicine: the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. 12(9):570-573.

Atypical case of preterm ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Durst MA, Wicklow B, Narvey M. (2017)
BMJ case reports. 2017

Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Abdominal Wall in a Premature Infant: A Case Study
Michael Narvey, Paul Byrne, Deb Fraser. (2017).
Neonatal Network. 36(1): 26-31.

Pulse oximetry screening in newborns to enhance detection of critical congenital heart disease
Michael Narvey, Kenny Wong, Anne Fournier (2017).
Paediatrics & Child Health, (22)8:494-498

Position Statement on Pulse Oximetry Screening in Newborns to Enhance Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease
Wong KK, Fournier A, Fruitman DS, Graves L, Human DG, Narvey M, Russell JL. (2017).  Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association
Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 33(2): 199-208.

Reducing CBC Clotting Rates in the Neonatal Patient Care Areas.
McCoy J, Tichon T, Narvey M.  
BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016 Jul 27;5(1)
PMID: 27493749

Assessment of cardiorespiratory stability using the infant car seat challenge before discharge in preterm infants (<37 weeks' gestational age).
Narvey MR; Canadian Paediatric Society, Fetus and Newborn Committee.
Paediatr Child Health. 2016 Apr;21(3):155-62
PMID: 27398056

Evaluation of the Family Integrated Care model of neonatal intensive care: a cluster randomized controlled trial in Canada and Australia.
O'Brien K, Bracht M, Robson K, Ye XY, Mirea L, Cruz M, Ng E, Monterrosa L, Soraisham A, Alvaro R, Narvey M, Da Silva O, Lui K, Tarnow-Mordi W, Lee SK.
BMC Pediatr. 2015 Dec 15;15:210. PubMed
PMID: 26671340

Michael Narvey

Office phone: 204 787 2720