The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology of the Montreal Children’s Hospital was started by Dr. Hannah Strawczynski in the 1970s. Over the years, the division expanded under the direction of Dr. Julie Paquin and Dr. Ciaran Duffy. The division focuses on clinical care, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and clinical research. Currently, Dr. Claire LeBlanc is the director of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.