David Zielinski, MD FRCPC, FCCP Pediatric Respirologist

Resipiratory Medicine
Fun fact about me 

I love to run, bike, play hockey and golf.

I love working with children and their families because 
They show true inspiration even in periods of serious illness.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Associate Professor, McGill University

Other appointments 

Pediatric Asthma Clinic Director

Training Program Director, Pediatric Respirology

Pediatric Medical Director, Programme National d'assistance ventilatoire à domicile (PNAVD)



University of Manitoba

Medical Degree 

University of Manitoba


Memorial University of Newfoundland


McGill University


Research interests 

Home Ventilation, Pediatric Tuberculosis

Neuromuscular Disease

Selected publications 

1.Diallo T, Adjobimey R, Trajman A, Sow O, Obeng Baah, Marks GB, Long R, Elwood K, Zielinski D, Gninafon M, Wulandari DA, Apriani L, Valiquette C, Fregonese F, Hornby K, Li PZ, Schwartzman K, Benedetti A, Menzies D. Safety and Side Effects of Rifampin versus Isoniazid in Children.  N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 2; 379(5) 454-463  

2.Mazi A, Lands LL, Zielinski D. Methacholine Challenge Test: Comparison of Tidal Breathing and Dosimeter Methods in Children.  Pediatric Pulmonology.  2018 Feb;53(2):174-180.

3.*Amin R, *MacLusky I, *Zielinski D, Adderley, R, Carnevale, F, Chiang J, Cote A, Daniels C, Daigneault P, Harrison C, Katz S, Keilty K, Majaesic C, Moraes T, Price A, Radhakrishan D, Rapoport A, Spier S, Thavagnanam S, Witmans M. Pediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation: A Canadian Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline executive summary. Can J Resp Crit Car Sleep Med; 2017; 1(1); 7-36             * Co-first authors

4. Oskoui M, Ng P, Liben S, Zielinski D. Physician Driven Variation in the care of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1. Pediatr Pulmonol; 2017; 52(5) 662-668

5. Delisle M, Seguin J, Zielinski D, Moore DL. Paediatric abdominal tuberculosis in developed countries: case series and literature review. Arch Dis Child; 2016; 101(3) 253-8.


Book Chapters

1. Pasterkamp H, Zielinski D (2018). The History and Physical Examination. In Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children 9th Ed. Elsevier; 2-25;