Mark Tessaro

Research Lead, Emergency Ultrasound Program
Staff Physician,  Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Tessaro completed his Paediatrics residency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York


Research Lead Emergency Ultrasound Program, Emergency Physician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine


Residency; Pediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
Maimonides Medical Center


Dr. Tessaro is engaged in projects with emergency point-of-care ultrasound, establishing its value in clinical pathways and formally measuring its impact in care, while examining its relevance to procedures, timeliness and accuracy of diagnosis.  He focuses on technology evaluation, cost-effectiveness, usability, and outcomes measurement through seminars, courses, and project-based work. 


Saracino C, Tessaro MO. (In Press). Pneumomediastinum as a Sonographic Mimic of Pneumothorax. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Tessaro M, Salant E, Arroyo A, Haines L, Dickman E. Tracheal rapid ultrasound saline test (T.R.U.S.T.) for confirming correct endotracheal tube depth in children. Resuscitation. ePub ahead of print 2014 Sep 17.

Tessaro M, Arroyo A, Haines L, Dickman E. Inflating the endotracheal tube cuff with saline to confirm correct depth using bedside ultrasonography. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014. 16(0): 12-21.

Jones P, Papadimitropoulos L, Tessaro M. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in a pediatric patient. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2014, 30: 35-37.

Tessaro M, McGovern T, Haines L. Bedside ultrasound detection of acute scaphoid fracture. Pediatric Emergency Care. In press.

Tessaro M. Blistering distal dactylitis. Pediatrics in Review. In press.

Miranda CJ, Santos MM, Oshima K, Tessaro M, Sequeiros J, Pandolfo M. Frataxin overexpressing mice. FEBS Letter. 2004 Aug 13; 572(1-3): 281-8.

Tessaro M, Naser B. Pain and Sedation. The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Pediatrics, 11th Edition. Toronto: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Tessaro M, Minnes B. Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea. Citizenship and Immigration Canada Translation Project, 

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Mark Tessaro, M.D., FRCPC, RCPSC(PEM)
Staff Physician, Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Research Lead, Emergency Ultrasound Program
The Hospital for Sick Children

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext 205807
Fax: 416-813-5043