About BORN

Dr. Pranesh Chakraborty

Director, Newborn Screening Ontario
Physician, Section of Metabolism and Newborn Screening,
Department of Pediatrics, CHEO
Medical Director, BORN Ontario
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa (cross appointed to Department of BMI and to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Dr. Chakraborty is a physician certified by the Royal College in Medical Biochemistry and Pediatrics, with a subspecialty in Biochemical Genetics. He joined CHEO in 2003 as a clinician seeing patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM). In 2006 he led the transition of Ontario’s newborn screening program to Ottawa leading to the establishment of Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) at CHEO. In 2008 he was instrumental in the founding of the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN Ontario) at CHEO as a prescribed registry in Ontario. Finally, he is a Principal Investigator for the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Disease Research Network which recently was awarded a $1.5M CIHR Emerging Teams grant for rare disease research. Throughout his career, he has been involved in clinical and translational research related to IEM.