Christine T. McCusker, MSc, MD, FRCP, Division Head, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Allergy and Immunology
Fun fact about me 

I love cooking for my family and friends.

I love working with children and their families because 
Our patients make coming to work worthwhile. It is a privilege to be able to help and care for our patients and their families. Working at the Children's is the best job I could ever be asked to do.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Clinical Director, Clinical Immunology Laboratory (MCH), Head of Immunology, Special Interest Section-CSACI and Research Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories MUHC-Research Institute



BSc (Honours), University of Toronto, MSc McMaster University

Medical Degree 

McMaster University


Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University


Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University


Research interests 

Fundamental- Immunomodulation in allergy and asthma prevention and treatment; Clinical- C-PRIMES a Canadian registry for patients with primary immunodeficiency and HAE

Selected publications 

Borte M, Quinti I, Soresina A, Fernández-Cruz E, Ritchie B, Steffen Schmidt D, McCusker C. Efficacy and safety of subcutaneous Vivaglobin® replacement therapy in previously untreated patients with primary immunodeficiency: a prospective, multicenter study. J Clin Immunol. 2011;31:952-961.

McCusker C and Warrington R. Primary Immunodeficiency. Allergy, Asthma & Clin Immunol. 2011; 7(Suppl 1):S1-11. Wang Y, Li Y, Shan J, E Fixman and McCusker C. Effective treatment of experimental ragweed-induced asthma with STAT-6-IP, a topically delivered cell penetrating peptide. Clin Exp Allergy. 2011;41:1622-1630.

Kaufman G, Audusseau S, Banville-Langelier A, Amir Hossein Massoud A, Wang Y, Guay J, Garellek J, Kanevsky J, Hajoui O, McCusker C, and Mazer B. Intravenous immune globulin attenuates airway hyper-responsiveness in a murine model of allergic asthma. Clin Exp Allergy. 2011;41 :718-28.