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  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Pediatrics and Child Health
    Room AE 305 - 840 Sherbrook Street
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0Z3

    Phone: 204-787-1600
    Fax: 204-787-1220
    geert.tjong@umanitoba.ca

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Dr. Geert ‘t Jong is a clinical pharmacologist and pediatrician, whose research focuses on pharmacology in pediatrics, including pharmaco-epidemiology and clinical trials. He is the former director of the Clinical Research Unit (Research Services Unit) at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and conducts independent research as well as industry trials.

He chairs the Pediatric Research Coordinating Committee (PRCC) and the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Child Health Subcommittee, and leads the pediatric representative in the EMR Advisory Committee.

Dr. ‘t Jong fulfills several leadership roles on national and international level, including past chair of The Drug Regulatory Outcomes community of ASCPT, and Chair of the Drug Therapy and Hazardous Substances Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society. He is co-lead for the Therapeutics Taskforce of CPS. He’s actively involved with KidSCAN Trials, and MICYRN, and holds local and national grants in pediatric clinical research. 

Biography

Dr. Geert ‘t Jong is a pediatrician and clinical pharmacologist. He works as a clinician scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), runs the clinical research unit of CHRIM and works as a hospitalist and ambulatory pediatrician in the Children’s Hospital – Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

He attended Erasmus University Medical School in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he did a combined MD-PhD program. His PhD thesis was on off-label drug use in children; a series of studies on the extent and impact of off-label drug use in children in various levels of pediatric care.

In 2005, he started his residency in pediatrics at Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam. He continued being involved in research and conducted studies on large health care databases in the Netherlands.

In 2010 he became a clinical fellow in clinical pharmacology at SickKids Hospital (University of Toronto) under the supervision of Dr. Shinya Ito, training as a paediatric clinical pharmacologist and conducting studies looking at the effects of genetics on drug metabolism.

In September 2012, Dr. ‘t Jong started his current job. He runs several research projects about paediatric pharmacology, and epidemiology, and was the director of the clinical research unit until late 2019 at CHRIM. He currently is the associate head of the department of pediatrics and child health, and is head of the section of pediatric hospital medicine.

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Pediatrics and Child Health
CE-208 Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 Canada

204-787-8020
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