McMaster University

McMaster University

Department of Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University is one of Canada's leading centres for pediatric health care.2013 & 2014 Status Report

Affiliated with McMaster Children's Hospital, our faculty enjoy access to modern medical and surgical facilities, clinical and research laboratories.

The mission of the Department of Pediatrics is to improve the health of children and adolescents through excellence in patient care, research and teaching. This mission is embraced by our faculty and staff who are deeply committed to the well-being of our young patients.

The Department of Pediatrics provides comprehensive pediatric care and support for the regional referral and consultation centre at McMaster Children's Hospital. Our physicians are internationally recognized for their work in a wide variety of areas including diabetes, obesity, cancer, childhood disability, neuromuscular disorders, and neonatology.

Our faculty members pursue diverse scholarly interests in an atmosphere of collaborative interaction and we have a long tradition of excellence in the education of pediatricians. Our residency program is fully accredited and focuses on providing residents with a comprehensive and diverse experience. Students in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine rotate through the Department of Pediatrics to gain first-hand experience with children in a hospital setting. Our distinguished faculty facilitate student learning using McMaster's unique curriculum and are available to mentor any level of trainee.

The Department of Pediatrics is one component of a diverse and dynamic medical community within the Hamilton region. We are proud to serve the children and families of our area. Contact me, or any of the pediatric faculty, if you have questions or would like further information.

You can find out more about the Department of Pediatrics by reading our Annual Reports.

Dr. Sheri Findlay
Acting Chair,
Department of Pediatrics


What's New

Dr Peter Dent- Order of Canada Investiture

On Thursday May 10, 2018, Dr. Peter Dent, Professor Emeritus, in the Department of Pediatrics, received the Order of Canada from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. The citation can be read here. Congratulations!!!

Dr Harriet MacMillan - Order of Canada Investiture

On February 17, 2017, Dr. Harriet MacMillan, Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, received the Order of Canada from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The citation can be read here. Congratulations!!!

Dr Anthony Chan Awarded the Order of Ontario

Dr. Anthony Chan, Professor of Pediatrics and a prominent pediatric hematologist and scientist at McMaster University, has been bestowed with the highest honour in the Province of Ontario with the Order of Ontario. The award will bestowed at Queen's Park in June by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Dr. Chan will be awarded the Order of Ontario for his life-long efforts to care for children with thrombosis and other bleeding problems. Please click here to see the announcement from our Daily News. You can also read the full article from the Hamilton Spectator here.


New research trial will be the first of its kind in the world

PediFETCh Research Trial McMaster UniversityThe Pedi FETCh Research Trial (Pediatric Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis) is the first pediatric fecal transplant study for inflammatory bowel disease in Canada, and will be the first randomized controlled trial of fecal transplant in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in the world. (Read More)

IHDCYH Talks Video Competion
CIHRTeamSV conducts research on the neglected area of male youth health, on risk and resilience factors, and in developing violence and trauma-informed, gender-sensitive programming. It is pleased to have achieved its second IHDCYH Video Talks winner! To follow research updates and publications from the CIHR-funded Boys' and Men's Health Team, go to CIHRTeamSV Project.

Team of talented clinicians, educators, and researchers grows

Over the past several years, the Department of Pediatrics has grown in leaps and bounds. Along with that growth has come an increased reputation for clinical and research excellence across the country. New clinics and equipment, along with successful redevelopment of a new Pediatric Critical Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department have increased our ability to attract top clinicians and researchers to join our team of health professionals.

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