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Announcement — Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences

Lennox Huang

Lennox Huang, MD, FAAP

Professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics

July 2, 2009

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lennox Huang as Chair/Chief of the Department of Pediatrics, for the period January 1, 2011 – June 30, 2016.

The Selection Committee for the Chief/Chair undertook an extensive international search and chose Dr. Huang as the next leader of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Huang has led the department as Interim Chief since 2009 and Acting Chair since 2010.

Dr. Huang is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care. Prior to joining McMaster in 2004, Dr. Huang received a BA (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology at Boston University, and an MD at the University of Toronto. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital / Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Upon the completion of his training, he was a staff intensivist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rainbow Babies and Children’s prior to joining McMaster.

Since his relocation to McMaster, Dr. Huang has held numerous administrative positions both at McMaster and in the hospitals, including Acting Chair; Interim Chief; Associate Chair (Clinical), Department of Pediatrics; Deputy Chief of Pediatrics, McMaster Children’s Hospital; Interim Chief of Service, Division of Pediatric Cardiology; and Interim Chief of Service, Division of Pediatric Nephrology.

Dr. Huang is a nationally respected clinician who has represented McMaster on numerous provincial and national clinical advisory committees and planning groups. In addition to leading the departmental clinical mission over the past five years, Dr. Huang is an award winning educator with interests in patient safety and high-fidelity simulation. He currently serves as the founding medical director of the pediatric high-fidelity simulation and outreach program at McMaster Children’s Hospital. This program has a dual focus on patient safety and educational innovation and to date has provided pediatric life support education to over 800 physicians and nurses from across Canada. Research conducted by the program in Lean applications for high-fidelity simulation has won several awards at international conferences and has been presented internationally.

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