Jewish General Hospital

The Division of Neonatology (Jewish General Hospital) is a regional perinatal center. It provides patient care, training and research opportunities. This Level III Neonatal Unit presently has 34 beds. Our unit is presently located in a newly built facility with a mix of single patient rooms and pods with 6 beds per pod. The NICU is a busy environment with a high level of acuity and admits close to 600 patients per year of whom nearly 200 babies are born to mothers transferred antenatally from different hospitals for specialized care. We deliver approximately 1 baby under 28 weeks every 5-7 days. Also, the unit receives a substantial number of postnatal transfers of sick newborns. Outcomes of our premature infants are excellent with the two smallest survivors having a birth weight of 375 and 380 grams, and both developing very well.

The JGH has been named one of Montreal’s top employers for several years, which is very representative of the working conditions in the institution. Fellows, residents and students have consistently appreciated the pleasant environment and felt well supported by a multidisciplinary team of skilled nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, occupational therapists and neonatologists.

History and Milestones

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  • Prenatal consultations for high-risk pregnancies
  • Acute care and follow-up 
  • Support team (doctors, nurses, social workers, family consultant)
  • Partnership between all hospitals

Division Members

Dr. Julie Bartholomew
Dr. Victoria Bizgu
Dr. Amaryllis Ferrand
Dr. Sabrina Furtado
Dr. Lajos Kovacs, Interim Division Director
Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen
Dr. Nina Nouraeyan
Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou
Dr. Ermelinda Pelausa

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Division Leadership

Division Director, MCH
Dr. Richard Gosselin

Associate Division Director, MCH
Dr. Marc Beltempo - Research
Dr. François Olivier - Clinical Operations
Dr. Michelle Ryan – Education
Dr. Elise Couture - Neonatal-Follow

Division Director, JGH
Dr. Lajos Kovacs

Postgraduate Medical Education

Residency Program Director [at] (Dr. Nina Nouraeyan)

Neonatal Follow-up Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Elise Couture

Neonatal Hemodynamics Clinical Research Fellowship Program Director
gabriel.altit [at] (Dr. Gabriel Altit)

Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Scholar Fellowship Program
marc.beltempo [at] (Dr. Marc Beltempo)

Administrative Staff

MCH Administrative Assistant
tamara.slovick2 [at] (Tamara Slovick)
514-412-4400 ext. 24452

MCH Administrative Assistant [at]
514-412-4400 ext. 24452

JGH Administrative Assistant
apo.papageorgiou [at] (Judi Garon)
514-340-8222 ext. 25690

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