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Dr. Apostolos N. Papageorgiou, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Chief of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Jewish General Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University
 
 

Dr. Papageorgiou is a full Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and Chief of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as an elected member of the American and European Societies for Pediatric Research. He is a member of several national and international societies, in particular of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine.

He is the recipient of many awards, including McGill's Osler Award for outstanding teacher, the Kaplan Award for best clinical teacher from McGill's Department of Pediatrics, and the Prix Letondal from the Quebec Medical Association. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Morocco, Haceteppe University of Ankara, Turkey, and the Greek Perinatal Society. He also received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Athens in 2011. He is the author of over 125 peer reviewed publications, 180 abstracts, and has been invited to 43 countries, where he has delivered 400 lectures.

Major Research Activities

His expertise lies, particularly, in the management of extremely premature infants. His current research interests are in the area of prevention of neonatal complications and the role of families in the development of premature infants. In collaboration with the Department of Psychology, he is studying the role of maternal anxiety and post traumatic stress in the development of newborn infants.

Recent Publications

P. Zelkowitz, S. Na, T. Wang, C. Bardin, A. Papageorgiou. "Early maternal anxiety predicts cognitive and behavioral outcomes on VLBW children at 24 months." Acta Paediatrica, Januay 2011.

N. Feeley. P. Zelkowitz, C. Cormier, L. Charbonneau, A. Lacroix, A. Papageorgiou. "Postraumatic stress among mothers of very low birthweight infants at 6 months after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit." Applied Nursing Research 2011;24:114-117.

P. Zelkowitz, N. Feeley, I Schrier, et al. "The Cues and Care randomized controlled trial of a neonatal intensive care unit intervention: Effects on maternal psychological distress and mother-infant interaction." JDBP 2011, in press.

Snapshot
Dr. Papageorgiou is internationally recognized, particularly, for his expertise in the management of extremely low birth-weight infants.

His current research focuses on the management of infants with IUGR and their development.

He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Global Congress of Maternal and Infant Health, held in Barcelona in 2010.
 
 
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