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Department of Paediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Paediatrics

Message from the Interim Chair of Paediatrics 

Dr. Jeremy Friedman MB.ChB FRCPC
Interim Paediatrician-in-Chief
Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children

SickKids is the largest children's hospital in Canada. Toronto, Canada's largest city is home to a multi-cultural and diverse population of close to 2.8 million people. As the only children's hospital in the GTA, SickKids sees over five million patients annually.

The Department of Paediatrics consists of multifaceted programs of national and international significance and supports the mission and goals of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Our goal is to continuously evolve as one of the world's leading academic departments of paediatrics, focusing on excellence in clinical care, training of the next generation of paediatric health care professions, and the generation of new knowledge through cutting edge research and creative professional activities.  

Learn more about the many accomplishments within the Department of Paediatrics by viewing our 2017-18 Annual Report

Information regarding the many areas of focus within the Department of Paediatrics can be found by accessing the links below:

We share the SickKids vision, Healthier Children, a Better World.  Learn more about our Executive Team on our Who We Are page.

Education & Training

Educational activities in the Department of Paediatrics are led by the Associate Chair of Paediatrics, Rayfel Schneider and the Medical Education Advisory Committee.