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Dr. Sherif Emil

Dr. Sherif Emil is Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Director of the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at McGill University and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec.


Dr. Emil has been active in basic and clinical research, publishing more than 90 manuscripts and several book chapters on many topics in pediatric surgery. He was named one of America’s Best Doctors in 2007, and one of Canada’s Best Doctors for the years 2009-2014. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Emil also has an ongoing interest in international surgery, and has participated in four missions to Africa where he operated, taught, and lectured. In 2012, Dr. Emil was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for his service to children around the world and his academic accomplishments in pediatric surgery.