Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University is 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 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
Community of Distinction
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Dent who was inducted into the Faculty of Health Sciences Community of Distinction.
Peter has served McMaster's Department of Pediatrics since 1967 as a physician, researcher, educator and chairman. He has also served as Associate Dean and Vice President of Clinical Services for the FHS.
Welcome New Faculty
Pediatrics 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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