International Faculty

Dr Kenny McCormick
Dr Kenny McCormick is a Consultant Neonatologist at John Radcliffe Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Oxford University having trained in Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon- Tyne and Melbourne. He has a long-standing interest in neonatal nutrition. He was part of the research group in Newcastle who introduced the practice of feeding preterm babies enriched milk following hospital discharge to improve growth. He was expert advisor to the 2010 National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome & Death review into the care of patients receiving parenteral nutrition as a quality outcome measure for good practice in neonatal units. Dr McCormick was co-applicant on the ADEPT study which demonstrated advantages for starting milk feeds early in high-risk neonates and is co-applicant on the SIFT trial which has recently demonstrated that increasing milk at faster rates (30ml/kg/day) does not increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. The result of this research is that preterm babies have milk introduced sooner and at a faster rate resulting in fewer days of parenteral nutrition.

Michael Shevell (MDCM, FRCPC, FCAHS)
Dr. Michael Shevell completed his training at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Shevell is 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), since November 1, 2011. He has also been appointed as the Inaugural Harvey Guyda Chair in Pediatrics as of January 1, 2012.

Dr. Shevell 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 over 250 peer-reviewed publications and over 60 book chapters/invited papers published. He has edited or co-edited 6 monographs on topics related to child neurology (Seminars in Pediatric Neurology) and has edited the multi-authored textbooks “Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Foundations” (2009) and “Acquired Brain Injury in the Fetus and Newborn” (2012). 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. 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 the Scientific Programming Committee of ICNA’s 2006 and 2014 World Congress. He was the original Lead Investigator of the Cerebral Palsy Demonstration Project of the NeuroDevNet Network of Centre of Excellence and presently co-directs the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry.

Dr. Shevell was the 2014 recipient of the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society (CNS). Also in 2014, Dr. Shevell was inducted into the prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as a Fellow.

Local Faculty

  • Lucille Blumberg
  • Antoinette Cilliers
  • Victor Davies
  • Charles Feldman
  • Hannah Jacobs
  • Jayneel Joshi
  • Mariana Kruger
  • Lindy Mitchell
  • Fareed Omar
  • David Reynders
  • Guy Richards
  • Anna Sparaco
  • Melinda Suchard
  • Dankwart Wittenberg
  • Liesl Zühlke
  • Romany Sutherland