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Announcement — Acting Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences

Sheri Findlay

Sheri Findlay, MD, FRCPC

May 6, 2015

From: John G. Kelton, M.D., Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Sheri Findlay as acting chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective May 11, 2015.

In addition to this new role, Dr. Findlay becomes the interim chief of pediatrics for Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, effective May 9, 2015.

She graduated from McGill University and completed her pediatric residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her fellowship in adolescent medicine was at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Findlay's research centres on adolescent health with a primary focus on eating disorders.

Dr. Findlay joined the faculty at McMaster in March 1999, and she is currently an associate professor and associate chair of clinical services for the Department of Pediatrics.

At McMaster Children's Hospital since 1999, she is the medical director of its Eating Disorder Program, the first pediatric eating disorders program in the area.

She has also increased exposure to adolescent health issues with medical students and post-graduate pediatric residents. For her work in establishing adolescent medicine as a recognized discipline with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, she received its Founders Designation in Adolescent Medicine in 2011.

Her leadership roles in the Department of Pediatrics have included five years as associate chair, clinical services, during which time she has worked to streamline the search and selection process; created and executed several faculty development projects; and led a committee to improve billing and clinical accountabilities across the department. She has also had leadership roles in the ambulatory area and has been acting division head, neonatology, for the past two years. Prior to taking on the associate chair role, she was head of the Division of Adolescent Medicine for 10 years.

I know you will join me in giving her a warm welcome as she takes on this new position.

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