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Welcome to the Department of Pediatric Surgery

Through outstanding multidisciplinary patient centered pediatric surgical care, the Department of Pediatric Surgery strives to achieve excellence in teaching, research and the evaluation of technologies. The department is cognizant of the importance of regulated dissemination of its academic accomplishments to its students and the scientific community for the benefit of society.

Divisions: Building highly skilled teams in pediatric surgery

Research: Conducting innovative clinical and basic research in pediatric surgery

Education:  Training current and prospective students, residents, and fellows

Meet our Faculty

Committed to treating our patients, their families, our students, residents, fellows & colleagues with dignity.

Our team group shot


Offering the unique McGill University Jean-Martin Laberge Fellowship in Global Pediatric Surgery.

Pediatric surgeon with African children

Grand Rounds

Our Surgical Grand Rounds and M&M Rounds listing for 2021-2022.

Two pediatric surgeons in hospital hall


January 2021
Gifting knowledge to pediatric surgeons in low and middle-income countries

Taylor & Francis are proud to announce the collaboration of Dr Sherif Emil, of The Montreal Children’s Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Dr Marc Levitt, of the National Children’s Hospital and George Washington University, Washington D.C., United States, who have teamed up to gift copies of their pediatric surgery textbooks to surgeons in low and middle-income countries.

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October 2020
Genetic therapy to restore sight will be offered at the MUHC

Dr. Robert Koenekoop, professor of pediatric surgery, human genetics and ophthalmology at McGill University, points out that the announcement is the culmination of more than 20 years of intensive research.

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October 2020
Prioritizing specialized children’s surgery in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic

As hospitals restore elective surgical services following the initial COVID outbreak, the backlog of children waiting requires a prioritization and implementation framework for surgery that reflects the unique needs of children compared with adults and supports access for families who are already disadvantaged by social and economic inequality.

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September 2019
Book provides window into two decades of pediatric surgery

"The book is really about the practice of pediatric surgery, the art of good judgment and wise decision-making that we all know is very difficult to capture in any textbook or educational resource,” explains Dr. Sherif Emil.

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May 2018
First Canadian pediatric surgeon ever elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University Faculty of Medicine are proud to announce that Dr. Pramod Puligandla has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.

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