Speakers - Pediatric Respirology

Reza Alizadehfar, MD




Anne-Marie Canakis, MD




Anne-Marie Canakis is Assistant Professor in the Division of Respiratory Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Center. She is the Director of the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/Home Oxygen Clinic, Director of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention Program, Respiratory Medicine Rotation Coordinator, and Vice Chair of the Pediatric Respirology Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Evelyn Constantin, MD




Aurore Côté, MD




Marie-Pier Dumas, MD




Lianne Kopel, MD




Lianne Kopel is a pediatric respirologist practicing at the Montreal Children's Hospital since 2015. She completed residency training at the Montreal Children's Hospital and fellowship training at Boston Children's Hospital. Her clinical and research interests include the pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and asthma.

Thomas Lahiri, MD




Dr. Thomas Lahiri is a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University. He received his undergraduate education at McGill University and his medical education at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His pediatric training was completed at the University of Vermont followed by a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He has served as the Director of Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital since 2001. His clinical interest and expertise includes cystic fibrosis, asthma, airway disorders and bronchoscopy.

Larry Lands, MD, PhD




Eugénie Préfontaine, M.Sc.A




Eugénie Préfontaine holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology from McGill University and has been working as a speech-language pathologist at the Montreal Children's Hospital since 2014. She works with different pediatric populations, including children with developmental language disorders and/or acquired language/communication disorders (e.g. traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, etc.), children with cleft palate presenting with speech disorders, and with children who have voice disorders, which is her area of expertise. Ms Préfontaine also obtained a bachelor's degree in classical voice performance from Université de Montréal in 2011 and works as a professional classical singer outside of her clinical work.

Adam Shapiro, MD




Born in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Adam Shapiro completed his undergraduate studies at University of Virginia and then attended medical school at McGill University. He completed his Pediatric Residency and did a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of North Carolina. He is the creator and director of the first and only clinic for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Quebec, and is Medical Director of the North American Clinical Site Network for the PCD Foundation as well as Committee chair of the American Thoracic Society sponsored clinical practice guidelines of diagnosing Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Dr. Shapiro is involved in ongoing research in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia through the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium, which is a multi-center, NIH sponsored consortium in the US and Canada.

David Zielinski, MD