Katryn Paquette, MDCM FRCPC FAAP, Neonatologist

Division of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Fun fact about me 

I enjoy good food (preparing and eating), the arts, and outdoor activities.

I love working with children and their families because 
Their resiliency in the face of adversity fosters hope, strength, and stimulates the scientific mind.

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 

2018 - American Heart Association and Hypertension High Impact Paper

2016 - CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Award of Excellence

2016 - University of Montreal, Department of Pediatrics, Claude Roy Award for Excellence in Research

Academic appointments 

Assistant Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Other appointments 

Certified, American Board of Pediatrics

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Women in Neonatology Sections

Member, Canadian Paediatric Society



McGill University

Medical Degree 

McGill University


British Columbia Children's Hospital, University of British Columbia


Sainte-Justine University Hospital and Research Centre, University of Montreal


Research interests 

Short and long-term health outcomes of individuals born extremely preterm.

Selected publications 

Paquette K, Coltin H, Boivin A, Devendra A, Nuyt AM, Luu TM. Cancer risk in children and young adults born preterm: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 2019 Jan;14(1) e0210366

Paquette K, Fernandes RO, Xie LF, Cloutier A, Fallaha C, Girard-Bock C, Mian MOR, Lukaszewski MA, Mâsse B, El-Jalbout R, Lapeyraque AL, Santos RA, Luu TM, Nuyt AM. Kidney Size, Renal Function, Angiotensin Peptides and Blood Pressure in Young Adults Born Preterm: the HAPI Study. Hypertension. 2018 Oct;72(4): 918–928

Bertagnolli M, Xie LF, Paquette K, He Y, Cloutier A, Fernandes RO, Beland C, Sutherland M, Bigras JL, Rivard A, Thebaud B, Luu TM, Nuyt AM. Endothelial Colony-Forming Cells in Preterm Born Young Adults (HAPI): A Novel Link between Neonatal Complications and Adult Risks for Cardiovascular Diseases. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jul 9;7(14):e009720

Paquette K, Cheng MP, McGillivray D, Quach, C. Is a Lumbar Puncture Necessary When Evaluating Febrile Infants (30 to 90 Days of Age) with an Abnormal Urinalysis? Pediatric Emergency Care. 2011 Nov; 27(11):1057-61