Announcing Dr. Harvey Guyda’s retirement from The Montreal Children’s Hospital on September 30, 2012

After 41 years of service to the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the infants, children and adolescents of Quebec, Dr. Harvey Guyda has announced he will retire as Associate Executive Director (AED) of the Children’s on September 30, 2012.
Dr. Guyda began his career at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 1971 after completing his medical degree at the University of Manitoba, a residency at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, a three-year clinical and research fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and a two-year research fellowship in Endocrinology at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. He has been a passionate advocate for the Montreal Children’s Hospital and all children’s causes. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics in the McGill Faculty of Medicine for 16 years, following which he was appointed Dodds Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Guyda has made an indelible mark in the world of research, clinical care and teaching. On a national level, he has provided exceptional leadership to various organizations, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Human Development; Child and Youth Health; Canadian Child & Youth Health Coalition; Paediatric Chairs of Canada; and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC).
Dr. Guyda’s dedication has earned him many awards over the years, including the Pfizer Award for Leadership from the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2002; the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Ross Award in 2008, its most prestigious honour which recognizes lifelong excellence in the fields of pediatric research, education, healthcare and advocacy; the Contribution to Child Health Award from the Board of Directors of CAPHC in 2009. He was again distinguished when McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine created the Harvey Guyda Chair in its Department of Pediatrics in 2009 with an endowment established at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“Dr. Guyda has made his mark not only in Montreal, but nation-wide as a clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator,” says Mr. Francois Laurin, Chairman of the Council for Services to Children and Adolescents (CSCA). “We will miss his in-depth knowledge of the organization and his commitment to excellence at the Children’s.”

Search committee convened
A search committee, co-chaired by Mr. Normand Rinfret and Mr. Francois Laurin has been established with the mandate of providing its recommendations to the Council of Services to Children and Adolescents (CSCA), the body that governs the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The CSCA will in turn submit its recommendation to the MUHC Board of Directors.