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
In August 2016, Drs. Naveen Sidhu (Critical Care) and Allison Rodrigues (Adolescent Medicine) joined the Department of Pediatrics.
(Dr. Naveen Sidhu, pictured right)
In July 2016, Dr. Harriet MacMillan, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was named to the Order of Canada. She is being honoured for her leading research in the prevention of, and response to, family violence. Read The Hamilton Spectator article: McMaster doctors... named to Order of Canada
Dr. Stephanie Atkinson received an honorary Doctorate of Science from her alma mater Western University at the June 2016 convocation ceremonies in London, Ontario. (Read the full story).
The Pedi FETCh Research Trial (Pediatric Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis) is the first pediatric fecal transplant study for inflammatory bowel disease in Canada, and will be the first randomized controlled trial of fecal transplant in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in the world. (Read More)
Researchers at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University have developed an autism classification system that defines levels of social communications ability among those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (Read the full story).
Extremely low birth weight babies who survive are more likely to experience many disadvantages according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics by professor of pediatrics, Dr. Saroj Saigal. (Read the full story).
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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