MCH Doctor Receives Prestigious Award

Montreal, December 4, 2006 – The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sam D. Shemie, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, has been named the first recipient of the Bertram Loeb Chair in Organ and Tissue Donation and part-time visiting professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.

The Bertram Loeb Chair has been established to promote a national academic discourse for the investigation and the understanding of current and emerging medical and societal issues related to organ and tissue donation.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The institution is a leader in the care and treatment of sick infants, children, and adolescents from across Quebec. The Montreal Children’s Hospital provides a high level and broad scope of health care services and provides ultra specialized care in many fields including cardiology and cardiac surgery; neurology and neurosurgery, traumatology, genetic research, psychiatry and child development and musculoskeletal conditions, including orthopedics and rheumatology. Fully bilingual and multicultural, the institution respectfully serves an increasingly diverse community in more than 50 languages.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Dutton, Manager
Public Relations and Communications
The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC
(514) 412-4307