Sherif G.S.Emil, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Surgery and Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine; Director; Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre. He also serves as the Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Other appointments 

Member of the Board of Directors of Mercy Ships


Medical Degree 

1987-1991 M.D., C.M. McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


1991 - 1998 General Surgery Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California


1993-1995 Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowsip, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, LosAngeles, CA
1999-2001 Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Research interests 

Neonatal bowel obstruction & perforation, Abdominal wall defects, Pediatric acute gastrointestinal conditions, Appendicitis, Gastroesophageal reflux, Pain Management, Outcomes Assessment

Selected publications 

Emil S, Gaied F, Lo A, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Baird R, Chantal B, Blumenkrantz M, Nguyen V-H. Gangrenous appendicitis in children: a prospective evaluation of definition, bacteriology, histopathology, and outcomes. Surg Res. 177(1):123-6, 2012 Sep. [doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.03.010. Epub 2012 Mar 30.]

Emil S, Canvasser N, Chen T, Friedrich E, Su W. Contemporary two-year outcomes of complex gastroschisis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 47:1521-8, 2012.

Gaied F, Emil S, Lo A, Baird R, Laberge JM. Laparoscopic treatment of isolated salpingeal torsion in children: case series and 20-year literature review. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques 22: 941-7, 2012.

Martin K, Emil S, Zavalkoff S, Lo A, Ganey M, Baird R, Gaudreault J, Mandel R, Perreault T, Pharand A. Transitioning from stiff chest tubes to soft pleural catheters: prospective assessment of a practice change. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]