The Montreal Children’s Hospital Respiratory Medicine division treats infants, children and adolescents with a wide variety of respiratory disorders. We provide an active in-patient consultation service within a busy tertiary care children’s hospital, including consultation on the general pediatric wards, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and our emergency room. We perform both elective and urgent flexible bronchoscopies and often collaborate with our colleagues in Otolaryngology and Gastroenterology to perform “triple scope” procedures. In addition, we have an extensive ambulatory care service as highlighted below.
In addition to our general consultation and follow-up chest clinics, the Respiratory Medicine department houses a multitude of specialty clinics including Tuberculosis Clinic, Asthma clinic (both tertiary and in the community), Infant respiratory/home monitoring clinic, Apnea Evaluation/CPAP Clinic , Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) clinic (pediatric and adult), and a Subspecialty Resident (Fellow) Continuity clinic. In addition, we have many multidisciplinary clinics in which the respirologist plays a pivotal role, including Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and Home Oxygen Clinic, Neuromuscular Clinic, Chronic Home Ventilation Clinic (including patients with invasive ventilation via tracheostomy and non-invasive ventilation such as BPAP), Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) clinic, Esophageal Atresia-Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA-TEF) Clinic, and Sickle Cell Disease clinic. Individual members of our staff are also involved in the Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery team and in the care of adult lung transplant recipients.
In 2015, the Montreal Children’s Hospital moved to a new state-of-the-art facility at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) Glen site, which combines both adult and pediatric clinical hospital buildings, the Research Institute and the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) all under one roof at the Glen site.
Research Institute: https://rimuhc.ca/
Center for Innovative Medicine: https://rimuhc.ca/mcconnell-centre-for-innovative-medicine