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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michelle Shouldice, MEd, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Division Head
Paediatric Medicine

Division Head
Adolescent Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-6933
Fax: 416-813-5846
Email: michelle.shouldice@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Ashley Baiao
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6933
Alternate Email: ashley.baiao@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Michelle Shouldice completed a pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto in 1998, followed by a clinical fellowship in neurodevelopmental pediatrics and child maltreatment. She has worked as a staff pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children since 1999 and is currently the Division Head for both Paediatric Medicine and Adolescent Medicine.  

Clinical areas of focus include developmental, behavioural and mental health concerns in children and youth who may also have physical health symptoms or disorders, as well as specialized practice in the area of child maltreatment. As a pediatrician and educator, Dr. Shouldice has been instrumental in addressing the broad health concerns of vulnerable children and families, and in developing the field of child maltreatment practice in Canada. She is active in clinical practice providing consultations and medical care for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders, including those with possible PANDAS/PANS and additionally those who may have experienced abuse, assault and neglect. Dr. Shouldice is actively engaged in the development and implementation of integrated medical and mental health models of care.

In her role as an educator, she teaches, mentors and develops innovative curricula in these fields of practice. She has led the development of national standards of practice and training for pediatricians who provide specialized child maltreatment assessment, care and expert opinions. As an expert in the assessment of child physical abuse concerns, she has made numerous appearances in both family and criminal court.

Academic Background

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty certification in Child Abuse Pediatrics, 2009

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric certification, 1997

LMCC (Part 2), Medical Council of
Canada, 1996

LMCC (Part 1), Medical Council of
Canada, 1994

MD, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, 1991 – 1994

Research Interests

Child abuse and neglect, Child maltreatment
Child development
Medical education


Clinical Awards
Richard Rowe Award for Clinical Excellence, The Hospital for Sick Children, June 2015

Saunders Prize for Clinical Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 1997

Teaching/Education Awards
University of Toronto Fred Falls Award for Distance Learning Image Sim - on line image interpretation learning system. Shouldice, M, collaborator 2019

POWER Teacher –for outstanding contributions to postgraduate teaching, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto 2012

Robert Hilliard Award for Excellence in Paediatric Medicine Education, Division of Paediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, 2011



A complete listing of publications for Dr. Michelle Shouldice can be found on Pub Med