Adolescent Medicine

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology is made up of a group of specialists who care for complex health issues in adolescents. The department also treats children and teens with eating disorders and other chronic diseases. Please see a separate listing for Obstetrics-Gynecology

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Who we are

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology is made up of a group of specialists who care for complex health issues in adolescents. The department also treats children and teens with eating disorders and other chronic diseases. We provide care for a variety of conditions which range from contraception in patients with chronic diseases, menstrual irregularities such as primary ovarian failure or polycystic ovary syndrome, teenage pregnancy and congenital abnormalities (differences at birth) of the female reproductive system. In cases of sexual abuse, we also conduct evaluation, including medical legal exams in cases of recent and chronic sexual abuse (age 0-18).

Our history

The Division of Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology was created in the 1950s and has grown over the past 20 years into an accredited training program, which is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We offer comprehensive care to adolescents, including marginalized groups of youth, with complex health and psychosomatic issues. 

Our team

Physicians with special training in Adolescent Medicine work hand in hand with clinical nurse specialists, social workers and creative art therapist to offer medical care, as well as individual and family therapy. All services are offered within a patient and family-centred care environment.

Department head: 

Dr. Julius Erdstein, Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Program

Staff members

  • Dr. Holly Agostino
  • Dr. Franziska Baltzer
  • Sally Cooke, Art Therapist
  • Dr. Giuseppina Di Meglio
  •  Julie Drolet, Nurse Clinician
  • Dr. Susan Finkelberg
  • Alexandra Iskakova, Nurse Clinician
  • Dr. Suzanne MacDonald
  • Dr. David Martens
  • Anne-Marie Martinez, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Dr. Diane Munz
  • Sue Mylonopoulos, Social Worker
  • Justine Noiseux, Social Worker
  • Monica O’Donohue, Nurse Clinician 
  • Cindy Vielleuse, Art Therapist 

 

Where the care happens

Adolescent patients are mainly seen in an outpatient setting in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic located in the Gilman Pavillion of The Montreal Children’s Hospital, located at 1040 Atwater St., just steps away from the main hospital building. When The Montreal Children’s Hospital moves to its new location at the Glen site, patients will still be seen on a largely outpatient basis. Eating disorder patients as well as adolescents with other medical issues are and will continue to be hospitalized on the medical and surgical wards. A day hospital within the psychiatry department will be available for Eating Disorder patients at the New MCH.

Refer a patient 

Phone : 514-412-4481
Fax : 514-412-4319

Location: W-105 1040 Atwater, Montreal

Please note we are NOT located at the Glen site (1001 Décarie).