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The Montreal Children's Hospital appoints new chief of surgery

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Published: 8 Jan 2007

Dr. Linda Christmann, Associate Executive Director of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer has accepted the position of Chief of Surgery at the Children's.

Dr. Linda Christmann, Associate Executive Director of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer has accepted the position of Chief of Surgery at the Children's.

Dr. Farmer is a graduate of McGill University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science and medical and graduate degrees. He did his post-graduate training in neurosurgery at the MUHC and Jewish General Hospital.

He is currently Associate Dean, Post-graduate Medical Education and Professional Training, in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, as well as a professor in the departments of oncology, and neurology and neurosurgery.

In 2001, Dr. Farmer was appointed Director of the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery, a position he continues to hold.

Dr. Farmer has been a staff neurosurgeon at the Montreal Children's Hospital since 1990. He also holds positions at both the Shriners Hospital and the Montreal Neurological Hospital.

"We are very fortunate to have such a highly qualified physician as Dr. Farmer assuming the responsibilities of Chief of Surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC," says Dr. Arthur T. Porter, Director General and CEO of the MUHC. "His skill and long-standing dedication to the hospital and the university will prove invaluable as he takes up this new challenge."

"I am very pleased that Dr. Farmer has accepted this position. Under his steady guidance we expect to see some exciting changes in the department, including optimizing delivery of surgical care to the families we serve. Dr. Farmer's leadership will provide further innovation in surgical services while building more teamwork. This will enable us to offer help to many more children," says Dr. Linda Christmann, Associate Executive Director of the Montreal Children's Hospital. "Please join me in congratulating Dr. Farmer on his new position."

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