Pediatrics, Department of

Children's health was first taught at Queen's Medical School in 1861, when Dr. Michael Lavell offered a course in Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children. The teaching of Pediatrics as a separate discipline began in 1925 with the appointment of Dr. R.R. MacGregor.

The first full-time Chair in Pediatrics (held by Dr. A.M. Bryans) and a Pediatric Residency program were established in 1951. The department's strengths today are in Neonatology, Genetics, and Developmental and Ambulatory Pediatrics. The department is centred at Hotel Dieu Hospital with Neonatology and Medical Genetics units at Kingston General Hospital.

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