null Sherif Emil, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development Program

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

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Harvey E. Beardmore Division of Pediatric Surgery, MUHC



pediatric surgery • outcomes • neonatal • appendicitis • chest wall • ERA

Research Focus

My research focuses on pediatric surgery clinical outcomes, emphasizing studies that can change practice to benefit children and optimize use of healthcare resources. Although I have a wide spectrum of clinical interests, my work focuses on congenital surgical anomalies, appendicitis (the most common acute surgical illness), abdominal wall hernias, and chest wall anomalies. In addition, I am conducting studies that explore patient-centred care in pediatric surgery, such as patient-reported outcomes in pediatric surgery (PROPS), shared decision-making, and the impact of a child's surgical illness on the family unit. I conduct most of my studies through CanCORPS (the Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery), an organization whose founding I led in 2018, and through the support of the Lina and Mirella Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education and Patient and Family-Centered Care. Finally, I have a strong interest in globalizing surgical education and lead a number of programs that help increase surgical capacity in low- and middle-income countries through education, mentoring, and provision of clinical services.

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

Selected Publications

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  • Safa N, Yanchar N, Puligandla P, Sewitch M, Baird R, Beaunoyer M, Campbell N, Chadha R, Griffiths C, Jones S, Kaur M, Le-Nguyen A, Nasr A, Piche N, Piper H, Prasil P, Romao R, VanHouwelingen L, Wales P, Guadagno E, Emil S, for The Canadian Consortium For Research In Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS). Treatment and Outcomes Of Congenital Ovarian Cysts: A Study By The Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS). Annals of Surgery 2022 Feb 15;277(5):e1130-7. PMID: 35166261.

  • Emil S, Guadagno E, Baird R, Puligandla P, Romao R, Van HouWelingen L, Yanchar NL; Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery (CanCORPS). The Canadian Consortium for Research in Pediatric Surgery: A Roadmap for Creation and Implementation of a National Subspecialty Research Consortium. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 235:952-961,2022. PMID: 36102499.

  • Safa N, Le-Nguyen A, Gaffar R, Habti M, Bensakeur I, Li O, Piche N, Emil S. Open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in children: A regional experience. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 58; 146-152, 2023.

  • Ganescu O, Larusso K, St-Louis E, Saint-Martin C, Cavalle-Garrido T, Zielinksi D, Laberge JM, Emil S. The Utility of echocardiography and pulmonary function testing in the preoperative management of patients with pectus excavatum. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 57:1561-1566, 2022. PMID: 34991870.

  • LaRusso K, Joharifard S, Lakabi R, Nimer N, Shahi A, Kasasni SM, LŽvesque D, Moreau B, Aspirot A, Laberge JM, Faure C, Emil S. Effect of transanastomotic feeding tubes on anastomotic strictures in patients with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: The Quebec experience. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 57:41-44,2022. PMID: 34666898.