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Michael Shevell

McGill University,
Montreal Children’s Hospital,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Michael Shevell, MD CM, FRCPC, FAAN, FANA
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Professor (with Tenure)
Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology/Neurosurgery
McGill University

Guyda Chair in Pediatrics

Montreal Children's Hospital/
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Dr. Michael Shevell received his undergraduate, medical school, residency and fellowship education and training at McGill University in Montreal.

He was Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Montreal Children's Hospital-McGill University Health Center from September 2008 to October 2011, and a Professor (with Tenure) in the Departments of Neurology/Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at McGill University. Board Certified in Neurology in Quebec, Canada and the United States, he also holds a subspecialty certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. He has an active clinical research program focusing on issues related to neonatal neurology and children with or at-risk for neurodevelopmental sequelae, in particular cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. He has presently close to 180 peer-reviewed publications and 50 book chapters/invited papers published. He has edited or co-edited 5 monographs on topics related to child neurology, (Seminars in Pediatric Neurology) and recently published (2009) the multi-authored textbook "Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Foundations". He was the lead author on the American Academy of Neurology/Child Neurology Society Practice Parameter on global developmental delay and co-author of its statement on cerebral palsy. He has served on both the Scientific Programming and Ethics Committees of the Child Neurology Society. For over a decade he was Chair of the Society's Ethics Committee. A former President of the Canadian Association of Child Neurology, he presently serves on the Executive Board of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA). He was Chair of both the Scientific and Organizing Committees of ICNA's 2006 World Congress. He is the Lead Investigator of the Cerebral Palsy Demonstration Project of the NeuroDevNet Network of Centre of Excellence that combines epidemiologic, imaging, genetic, animal and regeneration approaches to advance our understanding of cerebral palsy. He has longstanding interests in both bioethics and the history of the neurosciences.

Dr. Michael Shevell has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), as of November 1, 2011. He has also been appointed as the Inaugural Harvey Guyda Chair in Pediatrics as of January 1, 2012.