The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is one of the busiest consulting services at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH), responding to a wide range of consults from all areas of the in-patient services as well as out-patient clinics. The MCH has every subspecialty represented, and the in-patients includes both bone marrow and solid organ transplant recipients, a very large neonatal intensive care unit and a very active pediatric intensive care unit from which many consults originate, as the patients are at increased risk of infection. In addition, there are a multitude of specialties that now use newer biologic therapies that also put patients at increased risk for infection.
The Division is fortunate to have six dedicated physicians, not to mention 1.5 full time infection control practitioners. Of the physicians, 3/6 are duo certified in Medical Microbiology and play an active role in the MUHC Microbiology laboratory, 2/6 are actively involved in Antimicrobial Stewardship, 2/6 are the physicians leading the group that look after children exposed and infected with HIV, 1/6 who oversees the Infection Control and Prevention program for the MCH, and 1/6 who is duo certified and plays an active role in the division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
Dr. Christos Karatzios
Dr. Marie-Astrid Lefebrve
Dr. Jane McDonald, Residency Program Director
Dr. Francisco Noya
Dr. Jesse Papenburg
Dr. Earl Rubin, Division Director
Martine Lafond, RN, Infection Control Practitioner
Michal Stachura, RN MSC(A), Infection Control Practitioner