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McMaster University

Division of Developmental Pediatrics: children playing
Contact Information
Dr. Ronit Mesterman
Division Head
 

Health Sciences Centre, Room 3A

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON    L8S 4K1

 
Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 74275  
Fax: 905-387-7714  
Email: mester@mcmaster.ca  

Division of Developmental Pediatrics

About Developmental Pediatrics

The division of developmental pediatrics cares for patients with a wide variety of developmental disorders including autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive disability, Down Syndrome, complex learning and behavioural disorders, language delay and many more.

Besides the general developmental clinics, we run a variety of specialized clinics that are typically multidisciplinary in nature such as the neuromuscular clinic, adolescent clinic for children with physical disabilities, spasticity clinic, cleft lip and palate clinic and spina bifida clinic.

The majority of the clinics are located at the Chedoke site, but also at the McMaster site of McMaster Children's Hospital.

The developmental pediatricians work closely with the Developmental Pediatric Rehabilitation and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Services at Chedoke. Physician input to the latter service is shared with colleagues from child psychiatry, including Dr. Boyd and Dr. Woodbury Smith.

The team is involved in several areas of research including transition to adulthood, cerebral palsy, autism, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

All of the physicians in the group are dedicated teachers. They participate at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels of medical education. Dr. Carter is a member of the Pediatric Clerkship program and Dr. Harman is the director of the fellowship program in developmental pediatrics.

Division Members

Dr. Ronit Mesterman
Division Head
Associate Professor
Medical Director Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Clinical Director of CDRP

Dr. Teresa Carter
Associate Professor

Dr. Jan Willem Gorter
Professor
Director of the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research
Clinical Director of Motion Lab

Dr. Karen Harman
Associate Professor
Program Director of the Developmental Pediatric Subspecialty Training Program
Medical Director of the MCH Regional Cleft Lip and Palate Team
Clinical Director of Specialized Developmental and Behavioural Services

Dr. Benjamin Klein
Assistant Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Lansdowne Children’s Centre

Dr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo
Associate Professor

Dr. William Mahoney
Associate Clinical Professor
Clinical Director of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Preschool Communication Service

Dr. Peter Rosenbaum
Professor
Canada Research Chair

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Ronit Mesterman reflects on how McMaster became the centre of her academic universe. (Read: Why I'm Here)

What's New?

Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, Professor in the Department of Developmental Pediatrics, co-authored a new book, Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life; a concise and comprehensive guide to today’s issues concerning cerebral palsy.

The book, which published in June 2012, is essential reading for patients and carers of those with cerbral palsy, clinicians, pediatricians, neurologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life (PGMKP - A Practical Guide from MKP)

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