Meranda Nakhla, MD, MSc(Epi), FRCPC, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Pediatric Endocrinology
Fun fact about me 

I have the same hair as a powerful female X-men.

I love working with children and their families because 
I love working with children and their families because they teach me about resilience.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Assistant Professor, McGill University

Other appointments 

Associate Member, Department of Epidemiology, McGill University

Scientist, Centre for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre



University of Ottawa

Medical Degree 

McMaster University


McMaster University


McGill University, Pediatric Endocrinology

University of Toronto, Research Fellowship


Research interests 

I am a health services researcher whose research focuses on healthcare access and use in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. My interests are in examining health outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes, particularly examining the transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care. The results of my studies aim to identify the healthcare needs of children and youth with diabetes and ultimately help to inform how best to deliver diabetes care, including transition care for emerging adults.

Selected publications 

Nakhla M, Rahme E, Simard M, Larocque I, Legault L, Li P. Risk of Ketoacidosis in Children at Time of Diabetes Mellitus Diagnosis by Primary Caregiver Status: a Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study. CMAJ 2018 April 9;190 : E416-21. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170676

Michaud S, Dasgupta K, Bell L, Yale JF, Anjachak N, Wafa S, Nakhla M. The transition from paediatric to adult care for emerging adults with type 1 diabetes: adult care providers’ perspectives.

Nakhla M, Bell L, Wafa S, Dasgupta K. The Transition from Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care: The Pediatric Care Provider’s Perspective. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 2017 Jun 30; 5 (1): e000390

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