Course Coordinators

Annual Specialty Day: Demystifying Pediatric Neurology

Maryam Oskoui, MD, MSc (Epi), FRCPC, FAAN (she/her/elle)
Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC;
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, and Neurology & Neurosurgery,
McGill University, Montréal, QC

Dr. Oskoui is a Clinician Scientist and Director of Pediatric Neurology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She completed her pediatric neurology residency at McGill University (Montréal, Canada), pediatric neuromuscular clinical and research fellowship at Columbia University (New York, USA) and Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at McGill University. Dr. Oskoui is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology Neurosurgery, and a Senior Clinical Research Scholar of the FRQ-S with a focus in pediatric neuromuscular disorders.

She has contributed to over 100 peer reviewed publications and is Principal investigator and SMA lead for INFORM RARE (https://www.informrare.ca/), a Strategy for Patient Oriented Research innovative clinical trial initiative supported by CIHR. Dr. Oskoui serves as an evidence-based methodologist for the American Academy of Neurology and has contributed to numerous clinical care guidelines. She is a Board member for the Association des Neurologues du Québec and serves on the scientific advisory committee of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Muscular Dystrophy UK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre.

Elisabeth Simard-Tremblay, MD, FRCPC, CSCN(EEG)
Pediatric Neurologist / Epileptologist, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC;
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, and Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montréal, QC

Dr. Simard-Tremblay is a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She did her pediatric neurology residency at McGill University and completed a 2-year fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University. She has a strong interest in the treatment of children with drug-resistant epilepsy, including surgical and dietary options.

Practical Problems in Pediatrics

Helena Evangeliou, MDCM, MBA, FRCPC
Pediatrician, Medical Director, Pediatric Medical Day Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC;
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montréal, QC

Dr. Evangeliou is an academic general pediatrician with additional training in pediatric infectious diseases and management. After completing pediatric residency at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, she went on to the CHU Sainte-Justine for a fellowship in pediatric Infectious Diseases and to HEC Montréal for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). She then worked at CHU Sainte-Justine for several years, then re-joined the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 2020 where she is an attending on the wards, the Medical Day Hospital as well as in the outpatient setting (Multicultural Clinic and Infectious Diseases).

Currently, she is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Medical Day Hospital (MDH) where her focus is on building partnerships within and beyond the division of General Pediatrics in order to optimize the service offer of the MDH. Finally, she has been involved in initiatives aimed at improving patient flow and processes throughout the hospital and has a particular interest for antibiotic stewardship in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Chi-Minh Phi, MD, FRCP(C)
Pediatrician, Program Head - Northern and Indigenous Child Health Program, Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC;
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montréal, QC

Dr. Phi did his medical school training at Dalhousie University and completed his residency in General Pediatrics at McGill University. Currently, he divides his clinical responsibilities between his roles as a liaison consultant pediatrician in the Northern and Native Child Health Program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and as a community practitioner in the West Island. A classical violinist and aficionado of ballroom dancing, his greatest joy comes from experiencing his two sons’ daily adventures alongside his wife.

John Yaremko, MD, FRCPC
Pediatrician, Montreal Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montréal, QC

Dr. Yaremko obtained his medical degree from McGill University in 1980 and completed his training in pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University. He has worked in the emergency department and on the clinical wards at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and he continues to be involved in CME events at the Children’s and at McGill University. He is co-director of the annual Practical Problems in Pediatrics conference at McGill University and he also organizes annual conferences on GI and Nutrition, ADHD and Immunization and Prevention. He is also assistant professor in the department of pediatrics and the department of family medicine at McGill University.

David Rothstein, MDCM, CCFP
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, QC

Dr. Rothstein graduated from McGill Medicine and completed his Family Medicine training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montréal. He currently holds an associate teaching position with McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine, and acts as the Médecin Responsable at Elna Pediatrics Club TinyTots Decarie.