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Division of General Pediatrics: Child being examined
Contact Information

Dr. Giuliana Federici
Division Head
, General Pediatrics

 

Health Sciences Centre, Room 3N11

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON   L8S 4K1

 
Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 75639  
Fax: 905-521-4981  

Email: federicg@mcmaster.ca

For administrative issues related to General Pediatrics, please contact Skye Levely at ext. 75639 or levelys@mcmaster.ca or Rosy Evered at ext. (905) 521-6039 or revered@stjoes.ca.

 

Division of General Pediatrics

About General Pediatrics

The Division of General Pediatric is the largest division within the Department of Pediatrics. The division consists of 20 pediatricians, four of whom are part-time. The pediatricians provide consulting services at McMaster Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  All pediatricians are affiliated with McMaster University.

General pediatricians work in four teams, one at St. Joseph's and three at McMaster. The three teams at McMaster cover the 12 Level II neonatal patients, between 30-40 ward inpatients, many of whom are chronic complex, all the Emergency Department consult requests, as well as consult requests from the regional hospitals and regional community physicians.

At St. Joseph's Healthcare, we are responsible for up to 18 Level II patients, the Pediatric Short Stay Unit, attend deliveries, consult requests from the Emergency Department as well as from regional hospitals and regional physicians. 

The Division of General Pediatrics provides 24/7 on-call coverage at both hospitals. In addition to on-service and on-call work in these hospitals, our group has a commitment to the medical needs of the community. All the General Pediatricians provide follow up and consulting services to children within Hamilton and the surrounding regions. Care provided is based on the best available evidence in a family-centred environment.

Members of the Division of General Pediatrics have subspecialty training, expertise and interests in a wide variety of pediatric activities, including; adolescent medicine, law, neonatology, tropical medicine, international health, HIV, child welfare, research and epidemiology, education, pediatric intensive care, and management of chronic complex mechanically dependent children. The division is actively supported in these activities by various sub-specialists, dedicated nurse practitioners, dieticians, therapists, nurses, and multiple other health care providers, as well as community supports, especially from the family physicians, and other pediatricians, with whom our group works in close collaboration.

General Pediatricians are actively involved in education and spend considerable time teaching pediatric residents, other residents training in pediatrics as well as teaching in the clerkship and undergraduate medical education programs. Their contributions are consistently recognized with a variety of awards. They also take part in the Pediatric Resident examinations, with a couple of them being Royal College Examiners.

In addition, the Division now has a research component and many projects are on the go. The group is also actively involved in community services, with many contributing their time towards public service by way of voluntary work internationally and, as well, within the community, both clinical and educational. 

Division Members

Dr. Madan Roy
Associate Professor,
General Pediatrics
Acting Deputy Chief, Pediatrics

Dr. Bojana Babic
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Wendy Cheung
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Samara Chitayat
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Caroline Ernst
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Giuliana Federici
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Kelly Fitzpatrick
Assistant Clinical Professor,
General Pediatrics

Dr. Kathy Gambaratto

Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Lucia Giglia
Associate Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Kristen Hallett
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Andrea Hunter
Associate Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Natasha Johnson
Associate Professor,
Adolescent Medicine & General Pediatrics

Dr. Moyez Ladhani
Professor,
General Pediatrics

Dr. Andrew Latchman
Associate Professor,
General Pediatrics

Dr. Audrey Lim
Associate Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Ramsay MacNay
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Natalie Orovec
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Frank O'Toole
Assistant Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Sandra Seigel
Associate Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics
Deputy Division Chief, St. Joe's

Dr. Gita Wahi
Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics

Dr. Shoba Wahi
Associate Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

What's New?

"We want our patients to be stable and healthy in their own homes"

- Dr. Audrey Lim on the Pediatric Complex Care Clinic (Read More)


Complex Care Clinic

The Pediatric Complex Care Clinic is located in the 2G Clinic at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton. Referals from family doctors and pediatricians are welcome. Visit the Clinic Website.


General Pediatrics Info

Current Policies and Procedures for the Division of General Pediatrics can now be accessed by staff. Please contact Skye Levely for more information.

 

 

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