About us

The University of Calgary's Department of Pediatrics and AHS - Calgary Zone, provides care at all levels to infants, children and adolescents from Calgary and throughout Alberta, as well as our extended referral areas in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

We are defined by our vision, mission and guiding values. These statements define who we are, how we conduct ourselves, and our purpose as a Department and as individuals.

Vision

Vision

Excellence in Clinical Service, Advocacy & Leadership, Research & Education (C.A.R.E.)

Mission

Mission

To promote, maintain, and restore health in children by: Delivering high quality evidence-based clinical care, training care givers at all levels, innovation and dissemination of new knowledge.

Values

Values

Compassion, integrity, leadership, respect, collaboration, innovation

Department at a Glance

Faculty

450+ Primary, adjunct and joint faculty members

Sections

24 Speciality clinical sections and units

Staff

200+ Research and administrative staff

Patients

4,104 Critical care visits

9,132 Inpatient visits

89,675 Emergency department visits

348,688+ Outpatient visits

Leadership

Department Head, Pediatrics
Dr. Mark Anselmo 

Deputy Head, Clinical & Strategic Affairs 
Dr. Michael Leaker

Deputy Head, Education  
Dr. Leanna McKenzie

Deputy Head, Professional Affairs 
Dr. Sarah Hall 

Deputy Head, Research 
Dr. Adam Kirton

 

 

Medical Director of Quality and Safety, Alberta Children's Hospital
Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman

Department Manager 
Cecilia Lee

AMHSP Controller 
Marco Romanzin

Billing Coordinator 
Tammy Bouchard

Communications Coordinator
Alison Shepherd

Manager of Administrative Services 
Alanise Featherstone

Manager of Administrative Services 
Jessica Phillips

Physician Affairs Coordinator 
Chantelle Cini

Physician Remuneration and Contract Coordinator 
Karen Rudd

Sr. Consultant, Child Health Research
Nicole Romanow

Department Research Assistant
Ashton Chugh

 

Sections, Divisions, Units

  • Adolescent Medicine – Dr. April Elliott 
  • Cardiology – Dr. Kim Myers
  • Critical Care – Dr. Simon Parsons 
  • Community Pediatrics – Dr. Roxanne Goldade
  • Child Abuse – Dr. Jennifer MacPherson 
  • Developmental Pediatrics –  Dr. Jean-Francois Lemay
  • Emergency Medicine – Dr. Antonia Stang
  • Endocrinology – Dr. Carol Huang
  • Gastroenterology – Dr. Iwona Wrobel 
  • Global Child Health Unit – Dr. Jean-Francois Lemay and Dr. Nalini Singhal 
  • Hematology & Immunology/Allergy – Dr. Michael Leaker 
  • Hospital Pediatrics – Dr. Gemma Vomiero
  • Infectious Diseases – Dr. Otto Vanderkooi
  • Medical Genetics – Dr. Francois Bernier 
  • Neonatology – Dr. Thierry Lacaze
  • Nephrology – Dr. Silviu Grisaru 
  • Neurology – Dr. Michael Esser (Acting) 
  • Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant – Dr. Victor Lewis
  • Palliative Care – Dr. Debbie McAllister 
  • Child & Family Health Research Unit – Dr. Brent Hagel 
  • Respirology – Dr. Candice Bjornson
  • Sleep Medicine – Dr. Adetayo Adeleye
  • Rheumatology – Dr. Heinrike Schmeling 

Undergraduate Medical Education – Dr. Susan Bannister

Postgraduate Medical Education

  • General Pediatrics – Dr. Preet Sandhu
  • Developmental Pediatrics – Dr. Scott McLeod
  • Emergency Medicine – Dr. Naminder Sandhu
  • Endocrinology – Dr. Rebecca Perry
  • Gastroenterology – Dr. Gary Galante
  • Hematology/Oncology/BMT - Dr. Ron Anderson
  • Infectious Diseases – Dr. Taj Jadavji
  • Medical Genetics – Dr. Rebecca Sparkes
  • Neonatology/Perinatology – Dr. Prashanth Murthy
  • Nephrology – Dr. Silviu Grisaru/Dr. Anke Banks
  • Neurology – Dr. Colleen Curtis
  • Respirology – Dr. Glenda Bendiak

Continuing Medical Education – Dr. Julian Midgley

Pediatrics

  • FMC – Dr. Chris Lever
  • PLC – Dr. Carrah Bouma
  • RGH – Dr. Darrell Palmer
  • SHC – Dr. Harish Amin

Neonatology

  • ACH – Dr. Alixe Howlett
  • FMC – Dr. Amuchou Soraisham
  • PLC – Dr. Leonora Hendson
  • RGH – Dr. Hussein Zein
  • SHC – Dr. Belal Alshaikh