Sherif G.S. Emil

Esophageal Atresia

Hospital information

Academic appointments

Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education and Patient and Family-Centered Pediatric Surgical Care. Associate Chair for Education and Departmental Citizenship. Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Surgery and Pediatrics. Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University Faculty of Medicine; Director; Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre.


Medical Degree

1987-1991 M.D., C.M. McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


1991 – 1998 General Surgery Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California


1993-1995 Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
1999-2001 Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Research interests

Abdominal wall defects, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux, enhanced recovery after surgery, patient-centered outcomes

Selected publications

Yousef Y, Youssef F, Dinh T, Homsy M, Pandya K, Stagg H, Baird R, Laberge JM, Poenaru D, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Emil S. Risk stratification in pediatric perforated appendicitis: prospective correlation with outcomes and resource utilization. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 53:250–255, 2018.

Yousef Y, Drudi S, Sant’Anna AM, Emil S. Parental presence at induction of anesthesia: perceptions of a pediatric surgical department before and after program implementation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 53:1606-1610, 2018.

Emil S, Youssef F, Arbash G, Baird R, Laberge J-M, Puligandla P, Albuquerque P. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and management of pediatric ovarian lesions. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 53:2013-2018, 2018

Emil S. Current options for the treatment of pectus carinatum: when to brace and when to operate. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery 28:347-354, 2018.

Emil S. Surgical strategies in complex gastroschisis. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery.  Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 27:309-315, 2018.

Emil S, Gaied F, Lo A, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Baird R, Chantal B, Blumenkrantz M, Nguyen V-H. Gangrenous appendicitis in children: a prospective evaluation of definition, bacteriology, histopathology, and outcomes. Surg Res. 177(1):123-6, 2012 Sep. [doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.03.010. Epub 2012 Mar 30.]

Emil S, Canvasser N, Chen T, Friedrich E, Su W. Contemporary two-year outcomes of complex gastroschisis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 47:1521-8, 2012.

Gaied F, Emil S, Lo A, Baird R, Laberge JM. Laparoscopic treatment of isolated salpingeal torsion in children: case series and 20-year literature review. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques 22: 941-7, 2012.

Martin K, Emil S, Zavalkoff S, Lo A, Ganey M, Baird R, Gaudreault J, Mandel R, Perreault T, Pharand A. Transitioning from stiff chest tubes to soft pleural catheters: prospective assessment of a practice change. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]