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GALA investigators at the 2018 Liver Meeting®, San Francisco ,USA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires
Site Investigators: Drs. Maria Camila Sanchez and Maria Lorena


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires
Site Investigators: Drs. Maria Camila Sanchez and Maria Lorena


Buenos Aires, Argentina

National Hospital A. Posadas
Site Investigator: Dr. Silvia Morise

Melbourne, Australia

Royal Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Winita Hardikar

Sydney, Australia

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Site Investigators: Drs. Susan M. Siew and Michael Stormon

Innsbruck, Austria

A.ö. State Hospital - Innsbruck University Hospital
Site Investigators: Dr. Anna-Maria Kavallar

Brussels, Belgium

Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Site Investigator: Dr. Etienne Sokal

Brasília, Brazil

Hospital da Criança de Brasília
Site Investigator: Dr. Elisa Carvalho

Porto Alegre, Brazil 

Hospital da Criança Conceição
Site Investigator: Dr. Raquel Borges-Pinto

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Hospital Santo Antônio
Site Investigators: Drs. Melina Melere and Cristina Targa Ferreira

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Site Investigator: Dr. Simone Kortbeek

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

McMaster Children's Hospital

Site Investigator: Dr. Herbert Brill 

London, Ontario, Canada

The Children's Hospital London Health Sciences Centre
Site Investigator: Dr. Andreanne Zizzo

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario 
Site Investigator: Dr. Carolina Jimenez-Rivera

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SickKids - Lead Centre
Principal Investigator: Dr. Binita M. Kamath

Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada

University of Manitoba
Site Investigator: Dr. Quais Mujawar

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus University Hospital 
Site Investigator: Dr. Thomas Damgaard Sandahl

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo University Children's Hospital

Site Investigators: Drs. Nehal El Koofy and Mohamed A. Elmonem

Paris, France

Hôpital Bicêtre, AP-HP
Site Investigator: Dr. Emmanuel M. Gonzales

Paris, France

Institut Necker Enfants-Malades
Site Investigators: Drs. Florence Lacaille and Dominique Debray

Munich, Germany

von Hauner Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Eberhard Lurz

Athens, Greece

Children's Hospital Agia Sofia
Site Investigator: Dr. Maria Rogalidou

Marousi, Greece

MITERA Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Aglaia Zellos

Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis University
Site Investigator: Dr. Antal Dezsőfi

New Delhi, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre
Site Investigator: Dr. Arti Pawaria

New Delhi, India

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences
Site Investigator: Dr. Seema Alam

Petah Tikva, Israel

Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
Site Investigators: Drs. Yael Mozer-Glassberg and Orith Waisbourd-Zinman

Bergamo, Italy

Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII
Site Investigators: Drs. Lorenzo D'Antiga and Emanuele Nicastro

Florence, Italy

Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence
Site Investigator: Dr. Giuseppe Indolfi

Milan, Italy

Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Site Investigator: Dr. Gabriella Nebbia

Palermo, Italy

Site Investigator: Drs. Giusy Ranucci and Jean De Ville De Goyet

Rome, Italy

Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital 
Site Investigator: Dr. Andrea Pietrobattista

Torino, Italy

Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Città Della Salute e Della Scienza
Site Investigator: Dr. Pier Luigi Calvo

Tokyo, Japan

Organ Transplantation Center, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan
Site Investigators: Drs. Mureo Kasahara and Hajime Uchida

Vilnius, Lithuania 

Vilnius University Hospital 
Site Investigators: Dr. Vaidotas Urbonas 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

University of Malaya Medical Centre
Site Investigator: Dr. Way Seah Lee

Groningen, Netherlands

University Medical Center Groningen
Site Investigator: Dr. Henkjan J. Verkade

Utrecht, Netherlands

University Medical Center Utrecht
Site Investigator: Dr. Victorien M. Wolters

Auckland, New Zealand

Starship Child Health
Site Investigators: Drs. Amin J. Roberts and Helen M. Evans

Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Children's Hospital of Fudan University
Site Investigator: Dr. Jian-She Wang

Katowice, Poland

Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
Site Investigator: Dr. Sabina Wiecek

Warsaw, Poland

The Children's Memorial Health Institute
Site Investigators: Drs. Piotr Czubkowski, Irena Jankowska and 

Dorota Gliwicz

Lisboa, Portugal

Hospital D. Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Lisboa Central

Site Investigator: Dr. Cristina Gonçalves 

Porto, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Universitário De Santo António

Site Investigator: Dr. Ermelinda Santos-Silva

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Asan Medical Center Children’s Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Kyung Mo Kim

Ljubljana, Slovenia

University Medical Center Ljubljana
Site Investigator: Dr. Jernej Brecelj

Johannesburg, South Africa

Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre

Site Investigator: Dr. Marisa Beretta

Johannesburg, South Africa

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

Site Investigator: Dr. Christina Hajinicolaou

Barcelona, Spain

Hospital Universiatri Vall d'Hebron
Site Investigators: Drs. Jesus Quintero Bernabeu and 

Maria Mercadal

San Sebastián, Spain

Biodonostia Health Research Institute - Donostia University Hospital
Site Investigators: Drs. Luis Bujanda and Jesus M. Banales

Stockholm, Sweden

Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital
Site Investigators: Drs. Björn Fischler and Henrik Arnell

Bangkok, Thailand

Ramathibodi Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Chatmanee Lertudomphonwanit

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty
Site investigators: Drs. Zerrin Önal and Özlem Durmaz

Istanbul, Turkey

Koc University School of Medicine
Site Investigator: Dr. Cigdem Arikan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital

Site Investigator: Dr. Christos Tzivinikos

Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds Children's Hospital
Site Investigators: Dr. Palaniswamy Karthikeyan

London, United Kingdom

Institute of Liver Studies
Site Investigator: Dr. Richard J. Thompson

Arizona, United States

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Pinar Bulut

Baltimore, United States

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Site Investigator: Dr. Wikrom Karnsakul

California, United States

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Site Investigator: Dr. Kathleen Schwarz

California, United States

Stanford University School of Medicine
Site Investigators: Drs. Jeffery A. Feinstein and Noelle H. Ebel

Colorado, United States

Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Site Investigator: Dr. Shikha S. Sundaram

Connecticut, United States

Yale University School of Medicine
Site Investigator: Dr. Rima L. Fawaz

Florida, United States

Jackson Health Center and Miami Transplant Institute
Site Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Garcia

Florida, United States

Department of Medicine, University of Florida

Site Investigator: Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta

Georgia, United States

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Site Investigators: Drs. Saul J. Karpen and Rene Romero

Kansas, United States

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Site Investigator: Dr. Ryan T. Fischer

Massachusetts, United States

Boston Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Scott Elisofon

Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts General Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Nanda Kerkar 

Memphis, United States

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. John Eshun

Minnesota, United States

University of Minnesota
Site Investigators: Drs. Catherine Larson-Nath and 

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg

Nebraska, United States

Nebraska Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Site Investigator: Dr. Ruben E. Quiros-Tejeira

New York, United States

New York, United States 

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 

Site Investigator: Dr. Mercedes Martinez 

Oregon, United States

Oregon Health and Science University
Site Investigator: Dr. Henry Lin

Pennsylvania, United States

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Site Investigator: Dr. James E. Squires

Pennsylvania, United States

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
Site Investigators: Drs. Kathleen M. Loomes, David A. Piccoli,

Nancy B. Spinner, Melissa A. Gilbert and Elizabeth B. Rand

Seattle, United States

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Site Investigators: Drs. Niviann Blondet and Pamela Valentino

Texas, United States

Children's Medical Center
Site Investigator: Dr. Amal Aqul

Utah, United States

Primary Children's Medical Center and University of Utah
Site Investigators: Drs. M. Kyle Jensen, Marianne Kavan and Catalina Jaramillo

Data Coordinating Centre (DCC) Team

The GALA Study Data Coordinating Centre (DCC) is located at SickKids in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The DCC is accountable for coordinating data collection and data management activities, including verifying the accuracy and validity of data collected in The GALA Study. Additional responsibilities include assisting sites with obtaining ethical approval from their respective institutions and establishing data transfer agreements (DTA), if applicable. 

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Shannon M. Vandriel, BSc

Desiree D. Vaz, BSc

Anjali Patel, BSc

Project Manager and 

Scientific Committee Member,

SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Clinical Research Project Assistant,

SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Clinical Research Project Assistant,

SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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