null Pramod Puligandla, MD, M.Sc.

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of General Surgery, MUHC



health services • surgical outcomes • surgically correctable congenital anomalies • congenital diaphragmatic hernia • pediatric surgical critical care

Research Focus

My research focuses on health outcomes regarding surgically correctable anomalies, particularly those affecting newborns and infants (e.g., congenital diaphragmatic hernia [CDH] and gastroschisis [GS]). My major research directive seeks to determine relationships between prenatal risk factors, in-hospital treatments and the long-term disability experienced by these patients. As director of the CDH Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, I lead a multdisciplinary team that looks at the risks and complications in CDH infants. Specific areas of inquiry include long-term lung function, feeding and growth, as well as neurodevelopment. My other major research directives include my involvement as co-director of the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet), a population-based warehouse of in-hospital outcomes for CDH and GS, as well as my involvement as a steering committee member of the Canadian Consortium for Pediatric Surgical Research (CanCORPS), a national research effort involving 15 pediatric institutions.

Research Initiative
Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS)

Selected Publications

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  • Puligandla PS, ED Skarsgard, and M Offringa for the the Canadian CDH Collaborative (2018). Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Clinical Practice Guideline. 190(4):e103-112. PMID: 29378870.

  • Allin, B, C. Opondo, J. Kurinczuk, R. Baird, P. Puligandla, E. Skarsgard and M. Knight (2020). Management of gastroschisis: Results from the NETS2G study, a joint British, Irish and Canadian prospective cohort study of 1268 infants. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 12. PMID: 33201118.

  • K LaRusso, R Baird, R Keijzer, E Skarsgard, and P. Puligandla (2020). Standardizing Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Care in Canada: Implementing National Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Pediatr Surg 55(5): 835-843. PMID: 32085916.

  • Global PaedSurg Research Collaboration (2021). Mortality from gastrointestinal congenital anomalies at 264 hospital in 74 low income, middle income, and high income countries: a multicentre, international, prospective cohort study. Lancet 398(10297):325-339.

  • Wissanji, H and P.S. Puligandla (2018). Risk Stratification and Outcome Determinants in Neonates with Gastroschisis. Semin Pediatr Surg 27(5):300-303. PMID: 30413260.