North York General Hospital is a major centre for paediatric surgery. We perform more than 3,000 operations annually on patients under 16 years of age.
Our hospital has had a strong paediatric general surgical presence for over 25 years. Dr. Noelle Grace was one of the few dedicated paediatric general surgeons in community practice in Canada.
To maintain and enhance this area of care, we developed a partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). This partnership increases the volume of paediatric general surgery we do and has provided benefits to the care of children both at NYGH and SickKids.
Paediatric surgeons offer wide range of clinical expertise
Available specialists include experienced paediatric general surgeons, paediatric anesthesiologists, otolaryngologists, dental and maxillofacial surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Before surgery, children and parents go to our paediatric waiting room Grace's Place, where they will be joined by a health care professional. Parents can walk with their child as far as the operating room door. Later, one parent can rejoin their child in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit.
Paediatric General Surgeons
Dr. Agostino Pierre (Division Head)
Dr. Sharifa Himidan (Paediatric Surgery Director)
Dr. Georges Azzie
Dr. Priscilla Chiu
Dr. Annie Fecteau
Dr. Ted Gerstle
Dr. Peter Kim
Dr. Jacob Langer
Dr. Hanna Piper
Dr. Paul Wales
Learn more about the services our paediatric general surgeons provide in the Child and Teen Program