Speakers - Practical Problems in Pediatrics

Thierry Benaroch, MD




Thierry Ezer Benaroch, M.D., MSc, FRCS(C), is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada; as well as, Site Director at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Center.

Dr. Benaroch is the Program Director of the McGill Orthopaedic Residency Program and an Associate Professor of Surgery at McGill University.

He is actively involved in medical education and is regularly invited as a guest lecturer at national conferences. His clinical interests are cerebral palsy, foot disorders, and developmental dysplasia of the hip and traumatic conditions. His clinical research focuses on hip dysplasia, club feet and certain traumatic conditions.

Moshe Ben-Shoshan, MD




Dr Ben-Shoshan graduated from The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Allergy/Clinical Immunology at Montreal Children's Hospital in 2009. Dr Ben-Shoshan has been granted his Msc degree in Epidemiology in McGill in 2011. In 2011 he was granted the Emerging Clinician Scientist fellowship award by AllerGen NCE and in 2013 the FRSQ junior 1 salary award.

Dr Ben-Shoshan is currently an associate professor in the division of Allergy/ Immunology at Montreal Children’s Hospital and is involved in research initiatives on food allergy , anaphylaxis, chronic urticaria and immunodeficiency and has more than 90 publications related to these topics.

Jason Bond, MD




Adeline Breton, RN




Laurel Chauvin-Kimoff, MD




Laurel Chauvin-Kimoff completed her medical and residency studies at McGill University and the Montreal Children’s Hospital. An Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University, she is active in the Divisions of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and General Pediatrics and is the Program Director for Child Protection at the MUHC - MCH. She is on the executive for both the Child & Youth Maltreatment and Emergency Medicine Sections of the Canadian Paediatric Society, Chairs the CPS Acute Care Committee and the Royal College Specialty Committee for the recently recognized AFC in Child Maltreatment Pediatrics and is the President of AMPEQ (Association des médecins en protection de l’enfance du Québec). Her clinical and research interests include child maltreatment, fever in young children, head injuries and acute care.

Evelyn Constantin, MD




Giuseppina (Giosi) Di Meglio, MD




Dr. Di Meglio is the lead author of the 2018 CPS position statement: Contraceptive Care for Canadian Youth. She is a passionate advocate of reproductive health for youth, particularly improving access to contraceptives for youth by encouraging opportunistic prescribing at every point of care and decreasing economic barriers to obtaining the prescription.

Dr. Di Meglio is a faculty member of the Adolescent Medicine Division of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She recently completed a 6 year term on the Adolescent Health Committee of the CPS which was an incredible opportunity to work with like-minded professionals to move the agenda of adolescent reproductive health in Canada forward.

Dr. Di Meglio is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University (1991); the Social Pediatrics Program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1994); and the Adolescent Medicine Residency (1997) and Masters in Public Health (1998) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Finally, she is a graduate of the challenging but truly rewarding practical training in pediatrics and adolescent medicine delivered by her daughters, who endeavored to teach her humility as a parent and as an adolescent medicine specialist.

Tania Giannone, MD




I completed an undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. I also completed my medical studies at McGill and Pediatrics residency at The Montreal Children’s Hospital. I am currently working as a general pediatrician in both community hospital and clinic settings.

Isabelle Hénault, PhD




Dr Isabelle Hénault, is the Director of the Autism & Asperger's Clinic at Montreal. She is a sexologist and psychologist from the University of Québec at Montréal, Canada. Her practice and studies have focused on providing diagnosis, education and support to children, adolescents, adults and couples living with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. Hénault has developed a relationship and sex education program, and works with individuals and groups to increase their understanding of sexuality, and conducts relationship counselling.

She is presently collaborating on numerous international research initiatives involving socio-sexual education and interpersonal relationships. She worked for over 2 years and a half at Tony Attwood’s clinic in Australia. Dr. Hénault is the author of Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood, published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2005) and co-author of The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law (Attwood, Hénault & Dubin) published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2014).

Roman Jednak, MD




Dr. Roman Jednak is a Pediatric Urologist and Associate Professor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University Health Centre. He completed his Urology training at McGill University and went on to pursue Pediatric Urology fellowship training at Wayne State University and the University of Miami. His his main interests include neurogenic bladder and voiding dysfunction.

Barbara Miedzybrodzki, MD




Gillian Morantz, MD




Carole O'Beirne, MD




I obtained a Master of Sciences degree in Clinical Biochemistry and my M.D. degree from the University of Toronto. I completed my Pediatrics Residency and a Clinical Fellowship year at Sick Children's Hospital of Toronto.

I am a proud member of Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance, Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Canadian Physicians for the Environment and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

My primary Pediatric interests are in Developmental and Behavioural, Nutritional and Emergent Pediatric problems as well as in how Environmental, Social and Public Health Policies relate to Child, Teen and Family Health.

I love dance, opera, travel and being out in nature. Je parle français et anglais et pratique dans Montréal et Toronto.

Jesse Papenburg, MD




Dr. Papenburg practices Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. His research program is supported by the Fonds de recherche Québec santé and studies the epidemiology, surveillance and diagnosis of severe viral respiratory infections in children.

Anne-Marie Pion, MD




Dre Anne-Marie Pion est originaire de Cochrane, au nord de l’Ontario. Elle a complété ses études de médecine L’Université d’Ottawa, suivi de sa résidence en chirurgie plastique à l’Universite de Montréal. De plus, elle a complété une maitrise en sciences biomédicales portant sur la régénération de nerfs périphériques à l'Université de Montréal. Depuis ce temps, elle pratique au CISSS de l’Outaouais et à la Clinique de chirurgie esthétique à Gatineau. Tout en ayant une pratique diversifiée, elle se spécialise en chirurgies du sein. Dans ses temps libres, Dre Pion fait du sport, profite du plein air et voyage le monde.

Surabhi Rawal, MD




Claudia Renaud, MD




Dr Renaud is a Pediatric Cardiologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She graduated Medicine from Laval University and completed her Pediatric and Cardiology Residency at the McGill University. She completed a fellowship in Fetal Cardiology and did additional training in Pediatric Heart Transplantation at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

She is currently the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and has a specific interest in quality assurance and workflow in imaging. She is a board member for the “Fondation En Coeur” and is actively involved at helping families diagnosed with congenital heart disease.

Earl Rubin, MD




Earl E. Rubin is a Clinical Microbiologist; a consultant in Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, as well as an attending physician in General Pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH). Earl is an Associate Professor in Department of Pediatrics and in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology at the MUHC. He is the Division Director, for the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as well as the Section Head for Medical Bacteriology for the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). In addition, previously he served as the Program Director of McGill University’s Pediatric Infectious Residency Program at the MCH for 23 years (1995-2018), as well as the Medical Education coordinator for Pediatrics for the McGill family medicine residents (1996-2010).

Earl Rubin earned his Medical degree from McGill University. He conducted his residency training in Pediatrics at the MCH and did fellowships in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at McGill University and Hôpital Sainte-Justine/Université de Montréal. Dr. Rubin is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in three specialities: Pediatrics (1991), Pediatric Infectious Diseases (1992), and Medical Microbiology (1993).

Salva Sadeghi, MD




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.

Anne Marie Sbrocchi, 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 and Celiac Disease. She is also the Director of Continuing Professional Development for the Department of Pediatrics.

Stephen Treherne, MD