Bethany J. Foster, MD, MSCE, Pediatrician-in-chief, McGill University Health Centre

Fun fact about me 

I love cross country skiing.

I love working with children and their families because 
They teach me something new every day.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University

Other appointments 

Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Associate Member, Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Canadian Society of Transplantation, Board Director



Physiology, McGill University 1990

Medical Degree 

University of Ottawa 1994


McGill University, Pediatrics


McGill University, Pediatric Nephrology

University of Pennsylvania, Research fellowship


Research interests 

Pediatric transplantation, medication adherence, kidney transplant outcomes in adolescents and young adults, sex differences in organ transplant outcomes

Selected publications 

Foster BJ, Pai AHL, Zelikovsky N, Amaral S, Bell L, Dharnidharka VR, Hebert D, Holly C, Knauper B, Matsell D, Phan V, Rogers R, Smith JM, Zhao H, Furth SL. (2018) A randomized trial of a multicomponent intervention to promote medication: the Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial (TAKE-IT). American Journal of Kidney Diseases 72(1):30-41

Lepeytre F, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Boucquemont J, Sapir-Pichhadze R, Cardinal H, Foster BJ. (2017) Association of sex with risk of kidney graft failure risk differ by age. J Am Soc Nephrol 28(10):3014-23

Foster BJ, Mitsnefes M, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Laskin BL. (2018) Changes in excess mortality from end-stage kidney disease in the United States from 1995-2013. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13(1):91-99

Mitsnefes M, Laskin B, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Furth S, Foster BJ. (2013) Mortality risk among children initially treated with dialysis for end stage kidney disease, 1990-2010. JAMA 309(18):1921-1929