Chantal Martel, Ph.D., Pediatric Psychologist

Pediatric Feeding Program
Fun fact about me 

I love summer storms.

I love working with children and their families because 
I love working with children and their families because there is no greater satisfaction then observing in them an emerging sense of empowerment.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Assistant Professor (Professional) in Psychology, McGill University

Other appointments 

Member of Central Executive Committee of the Multi-Disciplinary Council of the MUHC

Community Involvement 

Clinical Supervisor in Psychology, Concordia University



B.A. in Psychology, McGill University

M.A., Ph.D., in School/Applied Child Psychology, McGill University


Psychology Department, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC


Research interests 

Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Selected publications 

Sant’Anna, A. M., Hammes, P. S., Porporino, M., Martel, C., Zygmuntowicz, C., & Ramsay M. (2014). Use of cyproheptadine in young children with feeding difficulties and poor growth in a pediatric feeding program. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 59(5), 674-678.

Martel, C., Porporino, M., Renaud, S.-J., & Ramsay, M. (October, 2012). An interdisciplinary family-centered approach for transitioning tube dependent children to oral feeding. Paper presented at Long Term Tube (Enteral) Feeding: Exploring Dilemmas and Controversies, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, Scotland.

Van Dijk, M., Timmerman, M. E., Martel, C. & Ramsay, M. (2011). Towards the development of a Dutch screening instrument for the detection of feeding problems in young children. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 66 (4), 112-119.

Ramsay, M., Martel, C., Porporino, M., Zygmuntowicz, C. (2011). The Montreal Children’s Hospital Feeding Scale: A brief bilingual screening tool for identifying feeding problems. Paediatrics & Child Health, 16(3), 147-151.