Dr. Burstein obtained his medical degree from McGill University (2010), graduating from the combined M.D/Ph.D program with a doctorate from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2008). He completed both his residency training in General Pediatrics (2013) and his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2015) at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he is currently a Pediatric Emergency physician and Trauma Team Leader. Dr. Burstein completed a MPH degree from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and was appointed as a Clinician-Scientist of the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute in 2018. His primary research interest is the management of fever in infants below 3 months of life. Fever remains among the most common reasons for presentation and hospitalization in this vulnerable population at elevated risk of life-threatening infections. The optimal management strategy for febrile young infants remains uncertain and consequently there exists significant variation in care. Dr. Burstein’s research focuses on diagnostic testing and clinical decision tools to guide management of these infants, with the aim of balancing the risk of under-diagnosis and the potential harms of over-investigation. His work in this area has received a Professional Development Grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and national awards from the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada.
Emilie Cadorette is a registered dietitian who graduated from McGill University. She has been practicing at the Montreal Children Hospital of the McGill University Heath Center for the last 10 years now. She has worked amongst many medical teams, including the Feeding Disorder, Neonatal Follow-up and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia clinics. She is now part of the Complex Care Services which allows her to apply her knowledge of . Working alongside of infants and their families allows her to use the knowledge she acquire is a passion.
Dr. Cavallé-Garrido trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology in Spain. Thereafter, she subspecialized in fetal echocardiography at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. For personal reasons she decided to stay in Canada. She re-trained both in Pediatrics and Cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. She worked at the Hospital for Sick Children and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto until she joined the Montreal Children’s Hospital in March of 2008. She has a special interest in fetal cardiology. Dr. Cavallé-Garrido is currently the program director for pediatric cardiology training at McGill University.
Estelle Chetrit, MDCM-MBA, FRCPC, is a Faculty Lecturer of Pediatrics at McGill University. She obtained her medical degree from McGill and completed her general pediatrics residency training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Dr Chetrit is Assistant Dean of MDCM admissions and is on the executive for the Respiratory Health Section of the Canadian Pediatric Society. Clinically, she practices as a consultant and primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Clinic where she supervises students and residents.
Christos Karatzios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (McGill University Health Centre) since 2004. He also is an Associate Member in the Département de Pédiatrie, Division d’Immunologie, Clinique d’Immunologie Spéciale, at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) - Mère Enfant de Ste Justine since 2004. He is a McGill Medicine graduate and received his Pediatric and Infectious Diseases training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has also completed clinical research training in pediatric HIV at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Additionally, he is a professor at McGill University and is the course coordinator of the Infectious Diseases Block of the McGill undergraduate medical curriculum. As a member of the Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group, he is involved with perinatal HIV surveillance across Canada.
Dr. Audrey Lafontaine did her doctorate in medicine and her residency in pediatrics at Université de Sherbrooke. From 2014 to 2019, she was a pediatric hospitalist at the Hôpital de Gatineau, worked as a general pediatrician at the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Diabetes Clinic and she was the Pediatric Site Course Director in Gatineau for the McGill MD program.
Since 2017, Dr. Lafontaine has been studying for the Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education at the University of Ottawa. She completed a complementary training in Pediatric Complex Care. She is now a General Pediatrician at the Cité-de-la-Santé in Laval and at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is a board member of the Association des pédiatres du Québec and a member of the Community Pediactrics Committee at the Canadian Pediatric Society.
Dr. Michelle Ryan joined the division of neonatology at the MCH in October 2018. She completed her pediatric residency and neonatology subspecialty training in Calgary. Her main interests lie within medical education and simulation and has taken an active role within the division in both. She sits on the Neonatology Residency Training Committee as the Simulation Director, is Director of NRP and Outreach, co-leads the NICU simulation program, and has started her masters in medical education with the University of Maastricht.
Salva Sadeghi is a pediatric neurologist with a community practice at the The Children’s Clinic in Montreal, Quebec. She is originally from Toronto, having completed undergraduate studies at York University followed by medical training at McMaster University. She has lived in Montreal since 2013 where she completed residency training in pediatric neurology at the McGill University Health Centre. Salva is passionate about general neurology and enjoys having a varied outpatient practice.
Dr. Robert Sternszus, MDCM, MA (Ed), FRCPC, is a Hospitalist Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences Education at McGill University. He also completed a Master’s degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology (Health Professions Stream) at McGill University in 2015. Dr. Sternszus is the Director of the Pediatrics Residency Training Program and the Co-Director of the Foundations in Medical and Health Sciences Education Elective at the Institute of Health Sciences Education. He is involved in the teaching of professionalism and communication skills as well as in researching resident role modeling, professional identity formation, medical student curiosity and the role of residents as teacher. Clinically, Dr. Sternszus work in the newborn medicine unit as well as on in the inpatient pediatrics wards at the MUHC.