Dr. Sheri Findlay is the Acting Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, and Interim Chief of Pediatrics at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, effective May 11, 2015. Dr. Findlay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and is also the Associate Chair (Clinical), and Medical Director of the McMaster Children's Hospital Eating Disorder Program. She joined the faculty in March 1999 and has been working to develop the Eating Disorder Program and to increase exposure to adolescent health issues for medical students and post-graduate pediatric residents.
Dr. Findlay graduated from McGill University and did her pediatric residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. She then completed a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Since arriving at McMaster, Dr. Findlay has championed the development of an eating disorders program, in addition to co-organizing a group of clinicians (MacKids Grow Up Committee) looking at improving the care delivered to teens and youth at the hospital. As President of the Adolescent Health Section of the Canadian Pediatric Society, Dr. Findlay was guest editor of a dedicated adolescent issue of Pediatrics and Child Health. She is Vice-Chair of the Adolescent Medicine Specialty Committee of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada.
After establishing the adolescent medicine division at McMaster, she and others successfully advocated with the Royal College to have adolescent medicine designated as a recognized discipline. In recognition of her role, Dr. Findlay was given the Founders Designation in Adolescent Medicine at the Royal College November in 2011.
Research Program Overview
Dr. Findlay's primary role as a Medical Director of the Eating Disorder program is to collaborate with research projects in the program, which currently include examining issues of target weights for patients with anorexia nervosa, outcomes in adolescents with eating disorders, and examining the incidence of eating disorders in medical students.
Medical Students Self-Reported History of Eating Disorders - a survey of medical students at McMaster University.
Publications & Achievements
- Guest Editor - Adolescent Medicine in Canada, Paediatr Child Health Vol 13 No 1 January 2008
- "The Tried Teen" Principle Author, Paediatr Child Health Vol 13 No 1 January 2008
- "Issues of Care for Hospitalized Youth" Principle Author, Paediatr Child Health Vol 13 No 1 January 2008
- "Dieting in Adolescent" Position Statement, Principle Author, Paediatr Child Health Vol 9 No 7 September 2004
- Invited guest - Canada AM talk show, to discuss "The Tired Teen" paper, January 23rd, 2008