Dr. Peter L. Rosenbaum

  • Professor of Paediatrics
    CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
    McMaster University

    Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C), Professor of Paediatrics at McMaster University, held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair from 2001-14. In 1989 he co-founded CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster.

    Dr. Rosenbaum has held over 80 peer-reviewed grants; is a contributing author to over 325 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters; and has been a guest lecturer in 30 countries. He co-authored ‘Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life’ (2012), and co-edited ‘Life Quality Outcomes of Children and Young Adults with Neurological and Developmental Conditions’ (2013) with Dr Gabriel Ronen. In September 2016 he and colleagues published an innovative book Ethics in Child Health: Principles and Cases in Neurodisability.

    Dr. Rosenbaum has worked with almost 70 master’s and doctoral level students, at the Universities of Oxford, Utrecht, Witwatersrand, ACU and Toronto in addition to McMaster. From 2012-14 he was a consultant to UNICEF’s Expert Consultation on the Collection of Data on Children with Disabilities, and in October 2016 her was invited back to a special meeting to discuss UNICEF’s future plans for childhood disability.

    Dr. Rosenbaum’s accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally. He has received the Ross Award from the Canadian Pediatric Society (2000); an Honorary Doctor of Science, Université Laval (2005); was the first Canadian President of AACPDM (1996-8); received the Academy’s Mentorship Award (2007) and its Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). In June 2015 he received the inaugural Holland Bloorview Medal of Excellence in Childhood Disability.