Renee Adele ShellhaasMD, MS
Dr Renee Shellhaas is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. Her research centres on neurodevelopment for at-risk infants and toddlers who either experienced early-life seizures or required a NICU stay immediately after birth.
Dr Shellhaas’s multidisciplinary neonatal sleep research team has focused on quantitative sleep measures as key indicators of brain function and predictors of neurodevelopment. Her other current research focuses on the impact of neonatal seizure treatment duration on 24-month developmental outcomes, risk of post-neonatal epilepsy, and parent well-being.
Dr Shellhaas has also served as a co-investigator for multiple prospective, multi-centre observational studies of early-life epilepsies. Her research contributions have highlighted the high yield of genetic testing and comparative effectiveness of contemporary treatment practices, as well as novel objective measures of neonatal brain functional integrity.