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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michelle Shouldice, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Division Head, Division of Paediatric Medicine
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Project Director, Research Institute
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Chair Positions
Canadian Paediatric Society
President, Section of Child and Youth Maltreatment

Phone: 416-813-6993
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

Michelle Shouldice is a paediatrician and educator who has been instrumental in addressing the broad health concerns of vulnerable children and families, and specifically in developing the field of child maltreatment practice in Canada.  She provides consultations and medical care for children who may have experienced abuse, assault and neglect, and children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  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 paediatricians who provide specialized child maltreatment assessment, care and expert opinions. As an expert in her field, she has made numerous appearances in both family and criminal court.

Academic Background

MD, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario 1991 – 1994

LMCC (Part 1), Medical Council of
Canada 1994

LMCC (Part 2), Medical Council of
Canada 1996

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric certification 1997

FRCPC 1998

Research Interests

Child Maltreatment & Education

Learning Interests

Medical Education


1997 - Saunders Prize for Clinical Pediatrics
2000 – Harry Bain Award for Clinical Teaching
2002 – Runner-up, Subspecialty Teaching Award


Madigan, S., Wade, M., Tarabulsy, G., Jenkins, J., & Shouldice, M. Association between maltreatment history and adolescent pregnancy: A meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2014; 55:151-159.

Madigan, S., Wade, M., Plamondon, A., Vaillancourt, K., Jenkins, J., Shouldice, M., & Benoit, D. Course of depression and anxiety symptoms during the transition to parenthood for female adolescents with histories of victimization. Child Abuse and Neglect.  June 2014.

Co-editor with Harriet MacMillan of Themed Issue of Paediatrics and Child Health on Child Maltreatment. Paediatrics and Child Health. October 2013 Volume 18, Number 8.

Shouldice, M. Child Maltreatment in Canada 2013. Editorial. Paediatrics and Child Health 2013; 18(8):407-8.

Ornstein A, Bowes M, Shouldice M, Yanchar NL. The importance of child and youth death review. Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement, Injury Prevention Committee and Child and Youth Maltreatment Section, Paediatrics and Child Health 2013: 18(8):425-428.