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Valerie Langlois

Title: Staff Physician, Division of Nephrology
Designations: MD, FRCP(C)
Alternate Contact Name: Dana Debernyj
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6287
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics


Dr. Valerie Langlois is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.  She received her medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke in 1994. She completed her paediatric residency and first year of paediatric nephrology training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and completed her fellowship training at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Following her fellowship, she worked at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  In July 2002, she came back to Toronto and joined the Division of Nephrology at SickKids. Dr. Langlois was the Clinical Director of Nephrology from 2010 to 2017. Her main interests are in general nephrology and paediatric renal transplantation.


Dr. Langlois' research activities fall into two primary categories that align with her clinical interest:

  1. Renal transplant studies
  2. General Nephrology studies with a special interest in hypertension and nephrotic syndrome

Education and experience

  • 1999: FRCPC, Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Paediatric Nephrology)
  • 1998: FRCPC, Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Paediatrics)
  • 1994: MD, Université de SherbrookeSherbrooke, QC.


  • 2016–2017: Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Association of Paediatric Nephrologists
  • 2014–2017: Member-at-Large, Canadian Society of Transplantation Pediatric Group Executive


  1. Teoh CW, Korus M, Lorenzo A, Langlois V: Preparing the child with end-stage renal disease for renal transplant: the pre-transplant assessment. Current Pediatrics Reports 2020 July. SRA
  2. Stewart DJ, Langlois V, Noone D: Hyperuricemia and Hypertension: Links and Risks. Integrated Blood Pressure Control 2019:Dec 24;12: 43-62.
  3. Carter SA, Mistry S, Fitzpatrick J, Banh T, Hebert D, Langlois V, Pearl RJ, Chanchlani R, Licht CPB, Radhakrishnan S, Brooke J, Reddon M, Levin L, Aitken-Menezes K, Noone D, Parekh RS: Prediction of short- and long-term outcomes in childhood nephrotic syndrome. Kidney International Reports 2019: Dec 27;5(4): 426-434.
  4. Alkandari O, Nguyen L, Hebert D, Langlois V, Jawa NA, Parekh RS, Robinson LA: Acute kidney injury in children with kidney transplantation. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2018 Nov 7; 13(11): 1721-1729.
  5. Weiss MJ, Hornby L, Rochwerg B, van Manen M, Dhanani S, Sivarajan VB, Appleby A, Bennett M, Buchman D, Farrell C, Goldberg A, Greenberg R, Singh R, Nakagawa TA, Witteman W, Barter J, Beck A, Coughlin K, Conradi A, Cupido C, Dawson R, Dipchand A, Freed D, Hornby K, Langlois V, Mack C, Mahoney M, Manhas D, Tomlinson C, Zavalkoff S, Shemie SD: Canadian Guidelines for Controlled Pediatric Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death – Summary Report.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2017 Nov; 18(11): 1035-1046.

  • 2019–2021: Utilising Enhanced Ultrasound as a Monitoring Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Paediatric Kidney Transplantation.
  • 2017–2020: Assessing Prevalence of Cognitive and Neuroanatomical Differences in Paediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients.
  • 2017–2018: Longitudinal Profiling of Cell-Free DNA and RNA for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Paediatric Kidney Transplantations
  • 2013–2019: Non-invasive Monitoring of Paediatric Kidney Allograft Injury to Improve Diagnosis and Patient Outcome.
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