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Mark Norris, BSc (Hon), MD, FRCPC photo of Dr. Mark Norris
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Ottawa
Geographic Full-Time Pediatrician, Adolescent Health and Eating Disorder Program
613-737-7600 Ext. 2571
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Dr. Norris is involved in medical research exploring drug treatment and behavioral outcomes in youth with eating disorders, and is also involved in knowledge exchange. He is co-investigator of a trial funded by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation to study the medication olanzapine as adjunctive treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa, as well as a trial examining the helpfulness of interventions delivered to parents of youth on CHEO’s waiting list. He is also co-investigator on a multisite outcomes initiative for pediatric eating disorders in Ontario. 

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Dr. Mark Norris received his medical degree from Memorial University in 2001 and completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Ottawa in 2004. He then went on to complete a clinical and research fellowship in Adolescent Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in 2005. Dr. Norris joined CHEO as a clinician and medical educator in 2005. His primary clinical focus is with the Eating Disorder Program at CHEO, working closely with the inpatient, day hospital and outpatient programs. Dr. Norris has an active interest in eating disorder and adolescent health-focused research and has presented, or co-presented, extensively at provincial, national and international forums over the last decade.

Sample Publications:
Norris ML, Harrison ME, Isserlin L, Robinson A, Feder S, Sampson M. Gastrointestinal complications associated with anorexia nervosa: A systematic review. Int J Eat Disord 2016; 49(3):216-237.

Norris ML, Spettigue WJ, Katzman DK. Update on eating disorders: current perspectives on avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder in children and youth. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2016; 12:213-218.

Norris ML. Phosphate Supplementation During Refeeding of Hospitalized Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa-Watch and Wait or Empirically Treat. J Adolesc Health 2016; 58(6):593-594.

Norris S, Norris ML, Sibbald E, Aubry T, Harrison ME, Lafontaine G, Gandhi J. Demographic Characteristics Associated with Pregnant and Postpartum Youth Referred for Mental Health Services in a Community Outreach Center. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2016; 25(3):152-158.
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