Participating Centres
 
Picture of GALA investigators at the 2018 Liver Meeting®, San Francisco ,USA

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

Cavalieri

Sydney, Australia

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

Brasília, Brazil

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

Porto Alegre, Brazil

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

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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

Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada

University of Manitoba
Site Investigator: Dr. Quais Mujawar

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo University Children's Hospital

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

Paris, France

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

Athens, Greece

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

New Delhi, India

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

Bergamo, Italy

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

Milan, Italy

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

Tokyo, Japan

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

Groningen, Netherlands

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

Porto, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Universitário Do Porto
Site Investigator: Dr. Ermelinda Santos-Silva

Ljubljana, Slovenia

University Medical Center Ljubljana
Site Investigator: Dr. Jernej Brecelj

Johannesburg, South Africa

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

Site Investigator: Dr. Christina Hajinicolaou

Barcelona, Spain

Sant Joan de Déu Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Cristina Molera Busoms

Geneva, Switzerland

Swiss Pediatric Liver Center
Site Investigator: Dr. Nathalie M. Rock

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham Women’s & Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Prof. Deirdre A. Kelly

Nebraska, United States

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

Pennsylvania, United States

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and

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

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus University Hospital 
Site Investigator: Dr. Thomas Damgaard Sandahl

Paris, France

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

Munich, Germany

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

Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis University
Site Investigator: Dr. Antal Dezsőfi

Florence, Italy

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Utrecht, Netherlands

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

Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

Barakaldo, Spain

Hospital Universitario Cruces - Osakidetza
Site Investigator: Dr. María Legarda Tamara

Utah, United States

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

Texas, United States

Children's Medical Center
Site Investigator: Dr. Dev M. Desai

Seattle, United States

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Site Investigators: Drs. Niviann Blondet and Evelyn Hsu

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

Oregon, United States

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

New York, United States

University of Rochester Medical Center
Site Investigator: Dr. Nanda Kerkar

Minnesota, United States

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

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg

Memphis, United States

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

Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts General Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Uzma Shah

Massachusetts, United States

Boston Children's Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Rima L. Fawaz

Kansas, United States

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

Georgia, United States

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

Florida, United States

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

Connecticut, United States

Yale University School of Medicine
Site Investigator: Dr. Pamela L. Valentino

Colorado, United States

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

California, United States

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

California, United States

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

Baltimore, United States

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

Arizona, United States

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

London, United Kingdom

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

Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds Children's Hospital
Site Investigators: Drs. Palaniswamy Karthikeyan and 

Suzanne Davison

Istanbul, Turkey

Bakırköy Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital
Site investigators: Drs. Zerrin Önal and Özlem Durmaz Uğurcan

Bangkok, Thailand

Ramathibodi Hospital
Site Investigator: Dr. Chatmanee Lertudomphonwanit

Stockholm, Sweden

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

San Sebastián, Spain

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

Barcelona, Spain

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

Johannesburg, South Africa

Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre

Site Investigator: Dr. Marisa Beretta

Warsaw, Poland

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

Dorota Gliwicz

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

Auckland, New Zealand

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

Torino, Italy

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

Petah Tikva, Israel

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

London, Ontario, Canada

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

Porto Alegre, Brazil 

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

Brussels, Belgium

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

Melbourne, Australia

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

 
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. 

Shannon Vandriel

Shannon M. Vandriel, BSc

Project Manager and 

Scientific Committee Member,

SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Mila Valcic, BSc

Clinical Research Project Assistant,

SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mikayla Sonnenberg

Mikayla Sonnenberg, BASc

Clinical Research Project Assistant,

SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada