Through excellence and leadership the Department of Pediatrics, located within the Montreal Children's Hospital, strives to optimize the health & wellbeing of infants, children, and youth within the context of their families.

The Department of Pediatrics includes study in the disciplines of Perinatal, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and provides a superior educational experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


The Department values compassionate caring that is in partnership with the children and families we serve; culturally sensitive in its orientation; and shared between disciplines, professions, and allied community-based partners.

The Department values dedication to knowledge translation that improves pediatric health care practice and outcomes, that is evidence-based in its choices, that is innovative, and that provides objective rationale for policy makers.

Department of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics!


The Department of Pediatrics at McGill University is the hub for academic activities concerning newborn, infant, child and youth health in the Faculty of Medicine. This includes clinical care covering a complete range of secondary and sub-specialty tertiary clinical services that addresses the health needs of vulnerable and complexly ill children. These clinical services are delivered in community settings, as well as in the out-patient clinics, in-patient wards and intensive care units (neonatal & pediatric) of the Montreal Children's Hospital and our partners in the McGill network of health service delivery. In addition, the Department has an educational mandate to train the next generation of health professionals at undergraduate, post-graduate and fellowship levels. Research, whether it be basic, clinical or translational that adds to the sum of what we know about health, well-being and disease of our pediatric population, is also actively engaged in with the collective effort directed at improving the quality of life, activity and participation of children in society. Increasingly, the Department is adding its expertise to advocacy and policy efforts that gives voice to the health needs of children and the appropriate allocation of health care resources to this vital segment of our population. The Department is particularly proud of its longstanding efforts, as part of its academic mission, in Quebec's North among our First Nations peoples, as well globally in low resource settings and in the emerging field of social pediatrics.

Welcome to our active website. We hope that this 'face' of the Department provides a portal to inform yourself about all that we do.

Michael Shevell, MDCM, FRCPC, FCAHS
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Professor (with Tenure), Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology/Neurosurgery
McGill University

Guyda Chair in Pediatrics

Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)


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