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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Annie Fecteau, MD CM MSc, FRCS(C), FACS

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Surgeon
General and Thoracic Surgery

Learning Institute
Child Health Evaluative Science - Project Director

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Phone: 416-813-6402
Fax: 416-813-7477
Email: annie.fecteau@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Fecteau is a paediatric general surgeon who specializes in paediatric gastrointestinal transplantation. After her training in paediatric surgery, Dr. Fecteau went on to complete further years of training in liver transplantation in Cincinnati and Paris. In 1998, Dr. Fecteau joined the University of Toronto Liver Transplant team as the only paediatric surgeon. In addition to a full paediatric surgery practice, Dr Fecteau was an integral part of the care of the pre and post transplant gastrointestinal patients for 16 years. Dr. Fecteau now concentrates her paediatric surgery practice on hepatobiliary  surgery, portal hypertension surgery and pectus surgery.

Dr. Fecteau is in charge of the medical student's Paediatric Surgery rotation and is involved in the paediatric surgery fellow training. She is the ethics coordinator for the Division of Paediatric Surgery and has completed a Master's degree in Bioethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics at The University of Toronto. Dr Fecteau has recently completed a Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at the University of Toronto and was the co-chair of the Hospital Mortality & Morbidity Committee for two terms. Dr Fecteau now chair the Blood bank and transfusion committee and leads a taskforce on consent.

Dr. Fecteau is involved in clinical research and is a member of many international, national and hospital committees.

Research Interests:

Ethics, paediatric general surgery

Learning Interests

Patient safety and quality improvement


  • Ooi C Y, Brandao L, Zolphys L, De Angelis M, Drew W, Jones N, Ling S, Fecteau A, Ng V Thrombotic Events After Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation
  • Ling SC, Pfeiffer A, Fecteau A, Grant D, Ng VL. Long-term follow-up of portal hypertension after liver transplantation in children. Pediatric Transplantation 2009;13:206-209.
  • Allen U, Barton M, Beyene J, Hu P, Khodai-Booran N, Hébert D, Dipchand A, Ng V, Solomon M, Grant D, Fecteau A, Ngan B, Read S, Zielenska M, Weitzman S. Gene expression using microarrays in transplant recipients at risk of EBV lymphoproliferation after organ transplantation: Preliminary proof-of-concept. Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Sep 7.
  • Barton M, Wasfy S, Dipchand AI, Hébert D, Ng V, Solomon M, Fecteau A, Stephen D, Allen U. Seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients: a prospective study of safety and immunogenicity.  Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Aug 28 (8):688-92.
  • Panossian A, Diamond IR, Fecteau A, Grant A, Zuker RM, Hepatic Artery Microvascular Anastomosis in Pediatric Live Donor Transplantation – a Review of 35 Consecutive Cases by a Single Microvascular Surgeon. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
  • Draper H, Diamond IR, Temple H, John P, Ng VL, Fecteau A. Multimodal management of endangering hepatic hemangioma - Impact on transplant avoidance: a descriptive case series. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2008; 43(1):120-126.
  • Ng VL, Anand R, Martz K, Fecteau A. Liver retransplantation in children: SPLIT database analysis of outcome and predictive factors for survival. American Journal of Transplantation 2008; 8:386-395.
  • Samonte VA, Sherman PM, Taylor GP, Carricato MN, Fecteau A, Ling SC, Ng VL, Scurvy Diagnosis in a Pediatric Liver Transplantation  Patient Awaiting Combined Kidney and Liver Retransplantation. Pediatric Transplantation 2008: 12: pp 363.
  • Ng VL, Fecteau A, Shepherd R, Outcomes of 5 –Year Survivors of Pediatric Live Transplantation: Report on 461 Children from a North American Multicenter Registry. Pediatrics 2008: 122: pp e 1128-1135.
  • Ng VL, Fecteau A, Shepherd R, Magee J, Bucuvalas J, Alonso E, McDiarmid S, Cohen G, Anand R. Outcomes of 5-year survivors after pediatric liver transplantation: Report from a North American multi-center registry. Pediatrics 2008; 122; e 1128-e 1135.            
  • Lopushinsky S, Fowler R, Kulkarni G, Fecteau A, Grant DR, Wales PW. The Optimal Timing of Intestinal Transplantation for Children with Intestinal Failure: a Markov Analysis. Annals of Surgry 2007: 246 (6): pp 1092-1099.
  • Diamond IR, Fecteau A, Millis JM, Losanoff JE, Ng V, Anand R, Song C, Impact of Graft Type on Outcome in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: a Report from Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT). Annals of Surgery 2007: 246(2): pp 301.