Pediatrics (MUHC)

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: 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

"The calendar year 2016 represented our first full year on the new Glen site. Not only did we experience a cycle of seasons, we also experienced the entire academic cycle. It was thus a year of numerous ‘firsts’ however defined and relentless novelty. It was also a year of adaptations and adjustments to a new geography.

Classified as: pediatrics
Published on: 18 May 2017

To date, there are disproportionately fewer women than men in leadership positions in the McGill Department of Pediatrics especially in the roles of Division Directors, Associate Chairs, Vice-Chair, Department Chair, Head of the Montreal Children's Hospital Child Health Research and designation of "professor". Therefore, the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics has mandated a Task Force to develop realistic action plans that can be implemented to engage more of the Department of Pediatrics female faculty to take on leadership roles.

Classified as: women, Leadership, pediatrics
Published on: 18 May 2017

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to inform our community that starting June 1, 2017 Dr. Robert Sternszus, Assistant Professor, will assume leadership of the Pediatric Residency Training Program as its Program Director. Though but a few years on staff, Dr. Sternszus has established himself as one of the Department's many rising and established stars in medical education. A McGill graduate and a product of the training program he now leads, Dr. Sternszus has an M.A. in Educational Psychology.

Classified as: pediatrics, residency, pgme
Published on: 31 Mar 2017

Dr. Larry Lands, Professor and Division Director of Respiratory Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, was recently awarded a grant from the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of $192,000 over 2 years to continue his work on rhinovirus infection in cystic fibrosis bronchial epithelial cells. For more information on Dr. Lands research please visit Meakins-Christie Laboratories.

Dr. Lands was also appointed as Chair of Cystic Fibrosis Canada's Research Advisory Council in February 2017.

Classified as: pediatrics, cystic fibrosis, respiratory medicine
Published on: 27 Mar 2017

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce that Dr. Aris Hadjinicolaou and Dr. Matthew Magyar will be the new Chief Residents for the Pediatrics Residency Program, effective March 13, 2017.  They are both superb residents and leaders and we are delighted that they will be assuming this important role.

Classified as: pediatrics, Residency program, chief residents
Published on: 19 Jan 2017

Simulation education is a key way to both learn and maintain professional skills. In our continuing effort to improve patient safety and the quality of the the health care we provide, it is now an integral component of how we achieve and maintain excellence.

Classified as: pediatrics, Simulation Centre, Simulation
Published on: 10 Jan 2017