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angle-left Sherif Emil, MD, CM

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



surgical outcomes • appendicitis • gastroesophageal reflux • health care policy • thorax

Research Focus

My research focuses on appendicitis, which is the most common acute disease in children, and its effective treatment is the most common way to make children better. I have a large number of research interests in both the laboratory and clinical arenas. My laboratory research focused on finding less invasive methods to treat gastroesophageal reflux in children, and we have published very innovative work in that area. I also have an interest in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including lung resections and correction of chest wall anomalies, as well as a variety of congenital anomalies, such as gastroschisis and neonatal bowel obstruction. Finally, my health care policy research focuses on how physicians formulate their attitudes on health care policy, and how health care systems influence clinical outcomes.

Selected Publications

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  • Shbat L, Emil S, Elkady S, Baird S, Laberge J-M, Puligandla P, Shaw K. Benefits of an abridged antibiotic protocol for treatment of gangrenous appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49: 1723–1725, 2014. PMID: 25487469.

  • Cheong LHA*, Emil S. Pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy: a national study of trends, associations, and outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 49:1714-1718,2014. PMID: 25487467.

  • Emil S, Elkady S, Shbat L, Youssef F, Baird R, Laberge J-M; Puligandla P, Shaw K. Determinants of post-operative abscess occurrence and percutaneous drainage in children with perforated appendicitis. Pediatric Surgery International 30: 1265-1271, 2014. PMID: 25362478.

  • Emil S. Satisfaction levels of pediatric surgeons in Canada. Paediatrics and Child Health 19: 481-484, 2014. PMCID: PMC4235449.

  • Emil S, Prislin MD, Mok E, Nagurney J. Attitudes and knowledge regarding health care policy and systems: a survey of medical students in Ontario and California. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open 2:E288-E-294, 2014. PMID: 25485256.