Laurie Plotnick, MDCM, FRCPC, Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine
Fun fact about me 

I play classical guitar.

I love working with children and their families because 
I can make a difference for them and they make a difference to me.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department, Montreal Children’s Hospital, MUHC
  • Associate Chair (Education), Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University



BSc Psychology, McGill University

Medical Degree 

McGill University


Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital


Research interests 

Engaging retired physicians as teachers, clinical reasoning, learner assessment, innovative learning methods, mentorship, and gender-diverse leadership.

Selected publications 

Bank I, Plotnick LH. A call to action: attention to paediatric-specific disaster preparedness. Archives of Disease in Childhood Published Online First: 08 October 2018. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315461

Plotnick LH, Zavalkoff S, Liben S, Ortenberg J, Pickering J, Ryan A, Chadwick I. Increasing Women in Medical Leadership: Gender-Discrepant Perceptions about Barrier and Strategies. Can J of Phys Leadership 2018; 5 (1): 48-56.