Pediatrics (MUHC)

The Department of Pediatrics would like to introduce our newest Tenure Track PhD recruit Dr. Aparna Suvrathan, Assistant Professor.

Dr. Suvrathan has a joint appointment in Pediatrics and Neurology/Neurosurgery. Her home division in Pediatrics will be Pediatric Neurology and her lab is situated at the Centre for Research in the Neurosciences at the MGH site of the MUHC.

Classified as: pediatrics, pediatric neurology
Published on: 23 Apr 2018

The Department of Pediatric is pleased to announce that Dr. Earl Rubin, Associate Professor, has been appointed Division Director of Infectious Diseases, starting May 1, 2018.

Dr. Rubin is well known to our Departmental and hospital community. He completed training and became certified in three disciplines at McGill (pediatrics, infectious diseases and microbiology) and has spent his entire academic career here. Dr. Rubin is a widely recognized, highly valued, and well respected clinician and educator.

Classified as: pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Published on: 3 Apr 2018

The Department of Pediatrics is happy to announce that Dr. Claire Leblanc, Associate Professor, has been renewed as Division Director of Pediatric Rheumatology for a five year term commencing April 1, 2018.

Classified as: pediatrics, rheumatology
Published on: 3 Apr 2018

The Department of Pediatrics is happy to announce Drs. Larry Lands and Bruce Mazer have been awarded the Sessenwein Award for a term of five years starting April 1, 2018.

Dr. Lands is presently Director of the Division of Respiratory Medicine and has an extensive track record as an independent investigator focusing on the immune challenges underlying cystic fibrosis and asthma.

Classified as: pediatrics, sessenwein, bruce mazer, Larry Lands
Published on: 13 Mar 2018

The Department of Pediatrics is happy to announce the 2018-2019 recipients for Innovation Fund AwardsThis annual $100,000 opportunity is meant to provide support for five projects formulated by membership targeting efforts in clinical innovation.

This year, due to quality and budgeting, the number of projects that will be funded has expanded to 6 in total. The projects that were selected are as follows:

Classified as: pediatrics, Research, clinical innovation
Published on: 1 Mar 2018

Please join the Department of Pediatrics in congratulating the following Faculty Members on their promotion to Associate Professor. Each richly deserve this recognition of personal accomplishment.

Dr. Ilana Bank, Division of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Dermatology
Dr. Sasha Dubrovsky, Division of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Maryam Oskoui, Division of Neurology
Dr. David Zielinski, Division of Respirology

Classified as: pediatrics, promotion, emergency medicine, allergy and immunology, Neurology, respirology
Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Dr. Kent Syalor has been appointed as the Faculty of Medicine's Director of Indigenous Health Professions Education.

This appointment is a natural recognition of Dr. Saylor's long involvement in promoting both First Nations' participation and subject content in the formation of future health professionals. No doubt this will make a long term impact not only on the participants in his innovative efforts, but on the health of our First Nations population.

It is to the entire Department's credit when our expertise is recognized outside the 'walls' of the Department.

Classified as: pediatrics, Indigenous Health Professions
Published on: 18 Jan 2018

Dr. Larry Lands has been re-appointed as the Division Director of Respirology, in the Department of Pediatrics.

A distinguished clinician-investigator with a long track record of operational granting and publication success with international 'rayonnement', Dr. Lands has ably led his group for a number of years. Particularly impressive has been his solid mentoring of junior staff and his imaginative responses to clinical challenges. The support of his Division throughout the renewal process was palpable and would be the envy of any leader.

Classified as: pediatrics, respirology, Dr. Larry Lands, division director
Published on: 18 Jan 2018

Dr. Gabriel Altit, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology

Classified as: pediatrics, neonatology, emergency medicine, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

Dr. Thérèse Perreault has been re-appointed as the Division Director of Neonatology. Dr. Perreault is the inaugural Director of this Division that was formed through the amalgamation of the Montreal Children's Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital legacy NICUs in advance of the move of both hospitals to our present Glen site.

Classified as: neonatology, pediatrics
Published on: 2 Nov 2017

Dr. Julia von Oettingen of Endocrinology, Assistant Professor in the Department of pediatrics, has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of the 2017-2018 Dr. Donald A. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Global Health Research from the McGill Global Health Programs for her publication titled “Population Survey of Iodine Deficiency and Environmental Disruptors of Thyroid Function in Young Children in Haiti”. 

Classified as: pediatrics, Global Health
Published on: 25 Oct 2017

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Fontela was appointed the Department's Associate Chair for Research effective September 1, 2017.

Dr. Fontela is an attending in our Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and runs an innovative research program focusing on nosocomial infections. She has been most successful at securing external salary and operational support funding.

Classified as: pediatrics, Research
Published on: 8 Sep 2017

The Department of Pediatrics is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Ronald Gottesman as the inaugural Wendy MacDonald Chair in Pediatric Medical Education, starting August 1, 2017 for a five year term.

Classified as: Wendy MacDonald, pediatrics, Pediatric Medical Education
Published on: 17 Jul 2017

The Department of Pediatrics Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available. To read, please click here.


Published on: 26 Jun 2017

The Department of Pediatrics would like to congratulate Drs. Geneviève Bernard, Nancy Braverman, Lily Hechtman, Laurent Legault, Maryam Oskoui, and Aimee Ryan on being awarded 2017 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants!

For more information about each project please click on the project titles below.


Dr. Geneviève Bernard (PI)

Classified as: CIHR, pediatrics
Published on: 30 May 2017