McMaster University

McMaster University

Pediatric Chief Residents

Effective April 1, 2017 the Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of our Chief Residents for the 2017-18 Pediatric Residency Program.

The Pediatric Residency Program is committed to providing outstanding training and mentorship with skills in clinical medicine, research, 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.


About the Chief Residents (2017-2018)

Dr. Kendra Komsa

Dr. Kendra Komsa is currently in her second year of pediatric residency at McMaster University, where she served as co-social representative for the 2015-2016 academic year. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate medical training at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Kendra started her post-secondary education at Wilfrid Laurier University where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She then received an Academic Scholars Award from the University of Windsor where she completed her Masters of Science Degree in Environmental Genetics. Kendra’s current research interests include quality improvement in emergency medicine, as well as acute care skills and medical education. Her career interests lie in emergency and community pediatric medicine.

Dr. Matthew Purser

Dr. Matthew Purser earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Toronto in 2011. He went on to complete his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 2015. As a pediatric resident at McMaster University, he has served on the Residency Program Committee, Pediatric Undergraduate Clerkship Committee, and as the CPS Educational Resource Person. He is about to begin serving as Co-Chief Resident for the Hamilton Pediatrics program, while concurrently serving as Chief Resident of the Waterloo Pediatrics program. Upon completing his pediatrics residency, he hopes to work as a general consultant pediatrician in the community, and continue his professional interests in medical education curriculum development

Dr. Christine Tenedero

Dr. Christine Tenedero earned her Honours Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry from McMaster University. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine at the University of Toronto and received her undergraduate medical degree in 2015. As a pediatric resident at McMaster, she served on the Residency Program Committee and as Educational Resource Person for the CTU and Endocrinology rotations. She has also been actively involved in teaching for McMaster's MD program. Upon completing her pediatrics residency, she hopes to pursue fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology and continue her involvement in medical education.

Contact information:

Drs. Komsa, Purser and Tenedero.
Chief Residents
Department of Pediatrics
Office: HSC-3N48

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