Hema Patel, MD, FRCPC, Academic General Pediatrician

Complex Care Service
Fun fact about me 

I am the author of "Time management for physicians," written in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

I love working with children and their families because 
Their resilience and capability are inspiring and give us the daily perspective of what is truly important in life.

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 

Canadian Pediatric Society Victor Marchessault Advocacy Award, 2012; Guest of Honour at the 5th Annual Rythme et Passion benefit, Garnier Kids Foundation for pediatric leadership and advocacy for universal newborn hearing screening in Quebec, 2009; Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in recognition of outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine, 2009; McGill University Faculty Development Honouree, 2009-2010, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University: The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Rotman Award for Pediatric Home Care Innovation, 2006

Academic appointments 

Division of General Pediatrics Director, Complex Care Service Supervisor, Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Other appointments 

Canadian Pediatric Society, Academic Pediatric Association

Community Involvement 

Advocate for universal newborn hearing screening Board member: The Montreal Oral School for the Deaf



BA/BSc Special Arts and Science Progrm, McMaster University

Medical Degree 

University of Western Ontario


Pediatrics, Dalhousie University


Academic General Pediatric Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toroto; MS Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Community Health, University of Toronto


Research interests 

Acute viral bronchiolitis; Complex Care

Selected publications 

Plint AC, Johnson DW, Patel H, Wiebe N, Correll R, Brant R, Mitton C, Gouin S, Bhatt M, Joubert G, Black KJL, Turner T, Whitehouse, Klassen TP for Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC). Epinephrine and Dexamethasone in Children with Bronchiolitis. New England Journal of Medicine. 2009;360:2079-89.

Bin Salleeh H, McGillivray D, Martin M, Patel H. Duration of Fever Affects the Likelihood of a Positive Bag Urinalysis or Catheter Culture in Young Children. Journal of Pediatrics. April 2010;156(4):629-33.

Fernandes RM, Bialy LM, Vandermeer B, Tjosvold L, Plint AC, Patel H, Johnson DW, Klassen TP, Hartling L. Glucocorticoids for acute viral bronchiolitis in infants and young children. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2010;10,Art # CD004878.

Sumner A, Coyle D, Mitton C, Johnson DW, Patel H, Klassen TP, et al. Canadian Bronchiolitis Epinephrine Steroid Trial: Cost-effectiveness of Epinephrine and Dexamethasone in Children with Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. October 2010;126:623-631.

Patel H, Feldman M; Canadian Pediatric Society, Community Pediatric Committee. Universal Newborn Hearing Screening. CPS Position Statement. Paediatrics and Child Health. 2011;16(5):301-305.

Hartling L, Bialy LM, Vandermeer B, Tjosvold L, Johnson DW, Plint AC, Klassen TP, Patel H, Fernandes RM. Epinephrine for bronchiolitis. The Cochrane Library. June 2011(6); CD003123.

Altit G, Patel H, Morinville VD. Octreotide management of intestinal lymphangiectasia in a teenage heart transplant patient. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. July 2011; epub ahead of print.