The Pediatric Surgery Division includes five surgeons.
Dr. Sherif Emil is Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatrics, and the Division director. His clinical and research interests include fetal diagnosis, congenital bowel obstruction, appendicitis, GERD, surgical outcomes, chest wall anomalies (differences) and minimal access surgery.
Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge is Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the most senior member of the Division. He has significant expertise in all pediatric surgical fields. His clinical and research interests include lung development, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal diagnosis and treatment (including fetal surgery) and congenital anorectal anomalies (differences from birth).
Dr. Dan Poenaru is Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery. He has significant clinical expertise in anorectal and urogenital malformations, and chronic constipation. He holds a Ph.D. in global surgery. As one of the world’s leading authorities on pediatric global surgery, he brings a strong clinical and academic global pediatric surgical focus, and has a strong interest in global burden of disease research and teaching.
Dr. Pramod Puligandla is associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatrics, and the Director of the fellowship program in Pediatric General Surgery. His clinical and research interests include thyroid surgery, congenital lung anomalies (differences from birth) and neonatal surgical outcomes.
Dr. Kenneth Shaw is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery. His clinical interests include the development of surgical protocols and clinical pathways, and the study of effects of such pathways on surgical care.
Dr. Hussein Wissanji, a native Quebecer, grew up in Granby and completed his medical studies and surgical residency at Laval University. He then went on to complete a Masters of Public Health in Health Systems and Policy at the Johns Hopkins University and his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Wissanji is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery and his clinical interests include chest wall anomalies, colorectal diseases, and minimally invasive surgery. His research focuses on the optimization of Canadian pediatric surgical health care delivery.
The team also includes four administrative staff members who work closely with the surgeons to facilitate patient referrals and pediatric surgical care. We also work with a nurse clinician, Sabrina Beauseigle, as well as a superb team of nurses in the hospital’s Alternative Care Module. These nurses provide many outpatient pediatric surgical services and assist parents with the pre-operative and post-operative care of their children.
Dr. Sherif Emil, Division Head
- Dr. Sherif Emil
- Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge
- Dr. Dan Poenaru
- Dr. Pramod S. Puligandla
- Dr. Kenneth Shaw
- Dr. Hussein Wissanji
- Sabrina Beauseigle, N.C.