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Helene Flageole

Research Interests

  • Quality improvement
  • Newborn and fetal medicine
  • Clinical research aimed at improving the quality of research in pediatric surgery through the use of better methodology and multi-center studies
  • Congenital anomalies are of particular interest
  • Also interested in research education


  • Chief - McMaster Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Surgery
  • Active Staff - Hamilton Health Sciences Cooperation, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Chair - Pediatric Surgical Chiefs of Canada

Featured Publications

  • Kay J, Memon M, Shah A, Yen YM, Samuelsson K, Peterson D, Simunovic N, Flageole H, Ayeni OR. Earlier anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is associated with a decreased risk of medial meniscal and articular cartilage damage in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018; 26(12):3738-3753.​
  • Akhtar-Danesh GG, Doumouras AG, Bos C, Flageole H, Hong D. Factors associated with outcomes and costs after pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy. JAMA Surg. 2018; 153(6):551-557. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5461.
  • Lagoo J, Lopushinsky SR, Haynes AB, Bain P, Flageole H, Skarsgard ED, Brindle ME.   . Effectiveness and meaningful use of paediatric surgical safety checklists and their implementation strategies: a systematic review with narrative synthesis. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(10):e016298​.
  • Flageole H, Pemberton J. Post-Operative Impact of Nasogastric Tubes on length of stay in infants with pyloric Stenosis (POINTS): a prospective randomized controlled pilot trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2015; 50(10):1681-5.
  • Flageole H, Kanters DM, Tan CN, Pemberton J. The level of evidence keeps improving: an updated analysis of the scientific program at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons annual meeting. J Pediatr Surg. 2015; 50(5):815-8.​


  • MD, McGill University
  • MSc, Surgical Research, McGill University
  • General Surgery Residency, McGill University
  • Pediatric General Surgery Residency, McGill University
  • Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Fellowship, Catholic University, Belgium



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