The McMaster Division of Pediatric Surgery is recognized as a Canadian leader in minimal access surgery, surgical education, and patient outcomes. Our vision is to improve the surgical care of children through evidence-based research, education and practice, and to educate the next generation of health professionals in pediatric surgery.
McMaster Children’s Hospital serves a population of 2.4 million people in southern Ontario. We are the sole tertiary pediatric and Level 1 Trauma Center in the area. Moreover, we have one of the largest and most modern Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada. Our Nurse Practitioner works closely with our faculty and residents to provide the best care for our complex patients.
The educational contributions of division members to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education in the Faculty of Health Sciences are exemplary. We mentor dozens of residents each year from general surgery, pediatrics, urology, plastic surgery, and anesthesia training programs. Our accredited pediatric surgery training program consistently attracts the best Fellows. We have trained pediatric surgeons who are caring for children in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Puerto Rico.
The McMaster Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative consistently produces high-quality research and participates in international clinical trials. As active participants in our professional societies we are proud that Dr. Peter Fitzgerald, our previous Division Head, is serving as the President of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
Each of our surgeons has unique training, clinical interests, and professional contributions that contribute to our recognition as an innovative, collaborative and forward-thinking division. Please look through the rest of our website and contact me if you would like to support our work or have comments and suggestions.