null Claire Leblanc, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, MUHC



rheumatic diseases • wellness • exercise • arthritis and MSK physical exam teaching

Research Focus

My research focuses on the creation and implementation of population-based wellness strategies for children and youth. This includes incorporating physical activity into the lives of children with disabilities. My research in rheumatology includes multicentre trials and outcome studies, with the aim of improving the health of children living with arthritis. I am also studying the use of a video-based home rehabilitation exercise program in children with arthritis. Additional work includes evaluating national and international policy on the approval of biologic drugs for children with difficult to manage arthritis. Another focus is the creation of effective strategies to teach MSK physical examination to doctors at all levels of training.

Selected Publications

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  • Carbone PS, Smith PJ, Lewis C, LeBlanc CMA. Promoting the Participation of Children and Adolescents with Disabilities in Sports, Recreation, and Physical Activity. Pediatrics. 2021;148(6): e20211054664.

  • LeBlanc CMA, Lang B, Bencivenga A, Chetaille AL, Dancey P, Dent P, Miettunen P, Oen K, Rosenberg A, Roth J, Scuccimarri R, Tse SML, Benseler S, Cabral DA, Campillo S, Chédeville G, Duffy C, Watanabe Duffy K, Haddad E, Huber AM, Laxer R, Levy D, Johnson N, Ramsey S, Shiff N, Schmeling H, Schneider R, Stringer E, Yeung RSM and Tucker LB. Access to Biologic Therapies in Canada for Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. J Rheumatology 2012; 39(9):1875-9. PMID: 22859344.

  • Wilks N, Sirois A, Taheri R, Laniel S, Geoffrioh M, Bartlett S, LeBlanc CMA. Video-based Exercise Instruction Tool is Feasible, Acceptable and May Increase Adherence to Home Exercise in JIA. 2018 Canadian Rheumatology Association Meeting. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

  • LeBlanc CMA. Musculoskeletal Physical Exam. A Learning Module for Rheumatology Residents. 2020. In press (

  • Lipnowski S, LeBlanc CMA and Canadian Paediatric Society Healthy Active Living and Sport Medicine Committee. Healthy active living: Physical activity.