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Biographical Notes

Dr. Ciarán M. Duffy

Chief of Pediatrics

image of smiling man with grey hair in a suitDr. Duffy has been Chief of Paediatrics and Professor and Chairman, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa since April 2011. He was previously Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Paediatrics at McGill University and Director of the Division of Rheumatology and Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at The Montreal Children’s Hospital.

After moving to Canada from Ireland in 1982, he completed his paediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario in London, a research/clinical fellowship in paediatric rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Science (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Dr. Duffy has wide experience in teaching and is a very active researcher. His clinical focus is on paediatric rheumatology with a particular interest in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). He is also the principal investigator for a national study called “LEAP” (Linking Exercise, Activity and Pathophysiology) in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Canadian Collaborative Team, involving 12 pediatric centres.

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