Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, one of Canada's leading centres for pediatric health care.
Affiliated with McMaster Children's Hospital, our faculty enjoy access to modern medical and surgical facilities, clinical and research laboratories.
The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to improve the health of children and adolescents through excellence in patient care, research and teaching. This mission is embraced by our faculty and staff who are deeply committed to the well-being of our young patients.
The Department of Pediatrics provides comprehensive pediatric care and support for the regional referral and consultation centre at McMaster Children's Hospital. Our physicians are internationally recognized for their work in a wide variety of areas including diabetes, obesity, cancer, childhood disability, neuromuscular disorders, and neonatology.
Our faculty members pursue diverse scholarly interests in an atmosphere of collaborative interaction and we have a long tradition of excellenceinthe education of pediatricians. Our residency program is fully accredited and focuses on providing residents with a comprehensive and diverse experience. Students in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine rotate through the Department of Pediatrics to gain first-hand experience with children in a hospital setting. Our distinguished faculty facilitate student learning using McMaster's unique curriculum and are available to mentor any level of trainee.
The Department of Pediatrics is one component of a diverse and dynamic medical community within the Hamilton region. We are proud to serve the children and families of our area. Contact me, or any of the pediatric faculty, if you have questions or would like further information.
You can find out more about the Department of Pediatrics by reading our Annual Report.
Chief/Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73141
A Changing Career
In 2009, Dr. Sarah Jones, a pediatric surgeon at Queens University, lost three fingers and part of a thumb in a tragic accident. But several operations and incredible determination saved her career. Join the Department of Pediatrics for a special Grand Rounds presentation from Dr. Jones on Thursday, December 5th from 8-9am in MDCL 3020. Dr. Jones will challenge us to consider the potential changes that can occur in one's medical career.
On November 8th, members of the Department of Pediatrics including faculty, admin and research staff, residents, fellows and graduate students came together at a formal dinner/dance at Liuna Station in Hamitlon to celebrate recent accomplishments in research, education and clinical services. Thanks to all who attended for making it a fantastic event!
In October the Department of Pediatrics hosted the 2nd Annual McMaster-Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Symposium on Transition Research. The day began with a Grand Rounds lecture by Dr. Carl Cooley, former co-director of "Got-Transition", the National Health Care Transition Center in the USA.
Neonatal Research Program
Learn more about the research activities, student opportunities, and recent accomplishments in the Division of Neonatology by visiting the Neonatal Research Program's new webpage.
The Department of Pediatrics is proud to release our 2010-2011 Annual Report. This exciting document is full of stories and highlights the accomplishments of our faculty members to improve the future for children and youth in our community, our country, and abroad.
Team of talented clinicians, educators, and researchers grows
Over the past several years, the Department of Pediatrics has grown in leaps and bounds. Along with that growth has come an increased reputation for clinical and research excellence across the country. New clinics and equipment, along with successful redevelopment of a new Pediatric Critical Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department have increased our ability to attract top clinicians and researchers to join our team of health professionals.
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