Established in 1904, the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) is Quebec’s oldest children’s hospital and the pediatric hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). A tertiary and quaternary care teaching and research facility, treating newborns, children and adolescents up to age 18, it serves 63 per cent of the geographic population of Quebec.

With its pediatric care and research facilities adjacent to the adult facility on the Glen site, the MCH is in a unique position to offer services and research across the lifespan. The Centre for Innovative Medicine, the only clinical research centre in a hospital setting in North America, allows its researchers to conduct clinical trials on the Hospital site.

The MCH is a leader in providing a broad spectrum of highly specialized care to young patients and families from all across Quebec. The hospital is a provincially designated trauma centre and is recognized for its wealth of expertise in cardiology and cardiac surgery, emergency care, neurology and neurosurgery.

The MCH is the only pediatric facility serving McGill University’s Réseau universitaire intégré de Santé et Services sociaux (RUISSS-McGill).

Parents are our partners in care.
By working together, we can provide every child with the medical attention they deserve.


Our leadership

The Montreal Children’s Hospital has its own administration and its own Advisory Board, the Council for Services to Children and Adolescents (CSCA).

Dr. Lucie Opatrny

President and Executive Director, MUHC

Martine Alfonso

Associate President and Executive Director, MUHC

Dr. Tanya Di Genova

Associate Director of Professional Services, Montreal Children’s Hospital


Cindy McCartney

Associate Director of Nursing, Montreal Children’s Hospital, and Women’s Health Mission of the MUHC

Frédéric De Civita

Associate Director of Multidisciplinary Services and Support Programs, Montreal Children’s Hospital, and Women’s Health Mission of the MUHC

The McGill University Health Centre

The Montreal Children’s Hospital is part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), as a premier academic health network in North America, renowned for its extensive and modern facilities. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive specialized specialized care to the Montreal and Quebec populations. The MUHC is officially designated to provide services in both English and French, ensuring accessible care for all patients.

MUHC leadership

Committees and boards

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