McMaster University

McMaster University

Department of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University is one of Canada's leading centres for pediatric health care.2013 & 2014 Status Report

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 excellence in the 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 Reports.

Dr. Sheri Findlay
Acting Chair,
Department of Pediatrics


What's New

New Chief Residents 2016-'17

The Pediatric Residency Program is committed to providing outstanding training and mentorship with skills in clinical medicine, Photo of Dr. Anushka Weeraratne, co-Chief Resident, 2016-17research, and education. Our Chief Residents play an essential role in the program by providing vital administrative and leadership support and help ensure the success of all residents.

Meet Drs. Madeline Burdick, Katie MacKenzie, and Anushka Weeraratne, our co-Chief Residents for 2016-2017.

(Pictured Above: Dr. Anuska Weeraratne)

Child Health Research Showcase

On Wednesday, April 6 Pediatrics hosted the 8th Annual Undergraduate Resaerch Day. A total of 52 undergrad trainees presented posters, supervised by 24 faculty members. The event was a great success. Check out the event summary and photos on the Pediatrics Research website.

Next month Pediatrics will host:

8th Annual Child Health Research Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

These research events showcase the breadth of research in the Department of Pediatrics and feature posters and oral presentations from undergraduate and medical students, research staff, new investigators, and faculty supervisors. Visit the Research Events website for details.

Welcome New Faculty

Dr. Sarah Khan McMaster Pediatrics new faculty memberPediatrics has the pleasure of welcoming several new faculty members to our growing team of oustanding physicians, researchers and educators. In recent months, Drs. Karen Forward (Emergency Medicine), Sarah Khan (Infectious Disease), Dave Lysecki (Hematology/Oncology), Rahul Chanchlani (Nephrology) and Mohamed Eltorki (Emergency Medicine) have all joined the Department. (Pictured above: Dr. Sarah Khan)

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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