Shuvo Ghosh

Child Development

I love working with children and their families because I don’t see it as work at all. My time with children, youth and their families is more of a chance for me to positively impact the development and behaviour of individuals, their caregivers and ultimately our society. I enjoy the chance to have this ongoing conversation about the way we should be looking after ourselves and our children, and in fact the whole of society in this world in which we live. It is a great gift that I get this opporrunity on a weekly basis, and I try to do my best to help kids and their families the best I can — sometimes that’s not enough, given how complex some issues are, and how hard it can be to get the right kinds of services, but I am rewarded by even the smallest successes and know that we are all working together toward the common goal of imrpoving the health and well-being of everyone in our society.

Hospital information

Academic appointments

Director, Resident Reserach and Scholarly Projects (Core Pediatric Residency Program); Head, Gender Variance Program (GVP); and Coordinator, Child Development Research Alliance (CDRA); Member, McGill Global Child Health Initiative

Other appointments

Member, Society for Research in Child Development; Member, Society for Developmental-Behavioural Pediatrics; Member, Canadian Paediatric Society; Member, American Acadmy of Pediatrics

Community Involvement

Director, Montreal Interdisciplinary Research Alliance for Gender Expression in Youth (MIRAGE-Y);



Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Medical Degree

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


Georgetown University, Washington, DC


Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University

Fun fact about me

I am a musician, a writer and have my own indie-pop band.


Research interests

Nutritional effects of development; Language development, gender development and gender variance; Social determinants of health; Infant behaviour; Ethics of child development; Psychophysiologic aspects of brain development and behaviour

Selected publications

Ghosh, Shuvo. Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics, Sexuality: Gender Identity. Pediatrics: Comprehensive Medical Reference, 5th Ed. St. Petersburg; 2011. Emedicine, Editor Steven Altschul et al., Inc.;

Ghosh, S & Rezazadeh, S. Communication between the pediatrician and the psychologist in the management of ADHD  Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, April-June 2011, Vol 21, Number 2, 118-132;

Rennick, J.E., Stack, D.M., Ghosh, S., Trempe, J-A., Tanguay, J-C., Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2011, March). The Young Children’s Critical Illness Impact Scale: An Illustrated Measure of Psychological Distress Following PICU Hospitalization. 6th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, Sydney, Australia. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Supplement), 12(3): A4;

Ghosh, S. The Ungendered Lives: Stories from Across the Gender Spectrum at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (interdisciplinary), in Honolulu, HI, USA (January 2011)