Dr. Harvey Guyda (far left) with Dr. Michael Shevell (middle) and Dean of Medicine David Eidelman (far right)

In December 2012, the McGill Faculty of Medicine and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC came together to celebrate the creation of two additional research chairs: the Harvey Guyda Chair in Pediatrics and the Anthony Dobell Chair in Pediatric Surgery. These chairs are the most recent in a series of collaborative research agreements between McGill and its affiliated hospital community.

Dr. Harvey Guyda addresses attendees at the inauguration ceremony

Dr. Guyda, who retired recently as head of the Faculty’s Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH), has devoted his professional life to the health and welfare of infants, children and youth. Dr. Anthony Dobell, a pioneer in both adult and pediatric cardiovascular thoracic surgery, was among the first physicians in Canada to perform open-heart surgery. He is a Professor Emeritus of the Faculty, former Director of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Division at the MCH, former Surgeon-in-Chief at the MCH and Director of McGill’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Division.

Dr. Christo Tchervenkov (left) shakes hands with Dr. Anthony Dobell (right)

The inaugural chair holders were also announced at the event: Dr. Michael Shevell, current head of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the MCH will assume the Harvey Guyda Chair, while Dr. Christo Tchervenkov, Professor of Surgery at McGill, current Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at the MCH and a Senior Surgeon at the Montreal General and Royal Victoria hospitals was nominated to the Anthony Dobell Chair.

Marie-Josée Gariépy, President of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation

The event, hosted by McGill’s Vice-Principal of Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine David Eidelman, was attended by faculty and hospital staff, including Marie-Josée Gariépy, President of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation




January 15, 2013