Aurore Côté, MD, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine specialist

Fun fact about me 

I love cooking and making elaborate meals for friends and family.

I love working with children and their families because 
Nothing can give you more hope in the future than working with children and their families. Their resillience is inspiring.

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 

Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence, 2003; Leadership Award of Excellence, 2009; Director General's Award, 2010; Best Care for Life Award, 2012

Academic appointments 

Member, Respiratory Medicine Division Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics (Outreach) Director, Pediatric Network Director Apnea and Infant Respiratory Clinic

Other appointments 

Chair, Ambulatory Care Committee and Co-Chair, Access and Communication Committee



Laval University

Medical Degree 

Laval University


Pediatrics at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de l'université laval and Hôpital Ste-Justine


Montreal Children's Hospital (Clinical); Columbian University, New York City (Research)


Research interests 

Elidemiology of sudden unexpected deaths in infancy; Apnea of Infancy; Organisation of Health Services

Selected publications 

Al-Kindy H, Gélinas JF, Hatzakis G, Côté A. Risk Factors for Extreme Events in Infants Hospitalized for Apparent Life-Threatening Events, J Pediatr, 154:332-7, 2009.

Côté A. Investigating Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Early Childhood. Pediatric Respiratory Review, 11: 219-225, 2010.

Al Kushi N. and Côté A. Apparent life-threatening events: Assessment, Risks, Reality, Pediatric Respiratory Review, 12:124-32, 2011.