Speakers - Practical Problems in Pediatrics

Holly Agostino
MD





Dr. Agostino completed her pediatric training at the Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) and went on to do a 2-year academic fellowship in adolescent health. She now works at the MCH Adolescent Medicine clinic and is an assistant professor at McGill University. She is the medical director of the MCH Eating Disorder Program since 2016 and sits on both the Royal College and Canadian Pediatric Society national Adolescent Medicine Committees.

In 2021, she was selected to be part of the executive committee for the Canadian Pediatric Society for Adolescent Health. Her current academic and research interests center around the medical management of eating disorders and the delivery of confidential care in a tertiary setting.

Heather Baer
SLP





Jason Bond
MD





Dr. Jason Bond is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist at both the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Douglas Mental Health Institute, where he works primarily in the field of Eating Disorders. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, where he serves as the Program Director for the Subspecialty Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Bond completed medical school at Laval University, his psychiatry residency at McGill University, and his subspecialty training at the University of Toronto, where his final year was spent working at Canada’s only residential unit for adolescents with Eating Disorders at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health in Whitby, Ontario. He has training in Family Based Treatment for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa – and has supervised trainees in this modality.

Giosi Di Meglio
MD





Matthew Donlan
MD





Sherif Emil
MD, CM





Catherine Henin
MD





Chris Karatzios
MD





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. In 2014 he was awarded the Osler Teaching Award for the most effective teacher by the McGill Medicine graduating class.

As a member of the Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group, he is involved with perinatal HIV surveillance across Canada. As of 2020 he has worked with the Brighton Collaboration – a WHO and USFDA-partnered group looking at COVID-19 complications in children and as part of this group has published a oft-cited diagnostic guide to recognize post-COVID-19 (and possible post COVID-19 vaccine) Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children/Adults.

Preetha Krishnamoorthy
MD





Audrey Lafontaine
MD





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. Dr. Lafontaine completed the Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education at the University of Ottawa. She also completed a complementary training in Pediatric Complex Care.

Dr. Lafontaine is now part of the Complex Care Service at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is also co-director of the Spina Bifida Multidisciplinary Clinic of the MCH, as well as the pediatrician of the Satellite Enteral Feeding Clinic of the MCH. 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.

Claire LeBlanc
MD





Laurent Legault
MD





Gillian Morantz
MD





Esli Osmanlliu
MD





Chantal Poulin
MD





Catherine Rich
MD





Catherine Rich is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University and a member of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She has specific postgraduate training in healthcare quality and patient safety, and simulation-based medical education. Her work focuses on using in situ simulation and debriefing to build high performance teams and improve clinical systems. She has a particular interest in reducing unnecessary tests and treatments and promoting evidence-based best practices related to the delivery of pediatric healthcare.

Adam Shapiro
MD





Terry Sigman
MD





Terry Sigman completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship at McGill University. She is presently the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, where she cares for patients with intestinal and liver disease both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Her particular clinical interests are in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease and polyposis syndromes. She is also the Director of Continueing Professional Development for the Department of Pediatrics and Assistant Director of Physician Apprenticeship Course, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

Robert Sternszus
MD