Dr. Michael Cheng


Dr. Michael Cheng, MD, FRCPC

Staff Psychiatrist, CHEO
Associate Professor,
Department of Psychiatrist, uOttawa


Michael Cheng is a child psychiatrist at CHEO, based at our off-site CHEO location of 1661 Montreal Road.
He works with children, youth and families by reconnecting them to people and experiences that bring purpose, hope and meaning.
Michael is a father of two children, married to a family physician, and is trying his best to survive while working from home and running a home daycare at the same time.




Dr. Nicole Le Saux

Dr. Nicole Le SauxMD, FRCPC

Professor and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant


Dr. Nicole Le Saux received her medical degree from University of Ottawa in 1981.
She is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine, infectious diseases and anatomic pathology.
She is past chair of the Royal College certification exam board for adult and pediatrics infectious diseases, a member of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s (CPS) infectious diseases committee; and lead investigator for rotavirus infection surveillance with the CPS Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive (IMPACT).
Dr. Le Saux has published extensively in the areas of vaccines and clinical infectious diseases issues. Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and vaccine preventable diseases



Roxane Bélanger


Roxane Bélanger, M.O.A.(C)reg.CASLPO,

Speech Language Pathologist


Roxane works as a Speech Language Pathologist for the First Words Preschool program of Ottawa and Renfrew County at Pinecrest-Queensway Health & Community Centre in various roles. Her present role focuses on outreach and health promotion to the community. Mrs. Bélanger was instrumental in developing the First Words Communication Checkup online screening and referral tool for our region and other public awareness campaigns (e.g., Talk to your child in your first language., Talk by 2., Use Screens Less and Connect With Your Child)

Early identification and intervention of the preschool population are at the core of her health promotion role. Mrs. Bélanger has been providing workshops and conferences to primary care professionals and participates to traditional and social media activities (guest speaker on the Facebook Parenting in Ottawa platform, radio and television interviews, articles in local newsletter) to reach out in various ways to families.

During the pandemic, she started a First Words Instagram account @firstwords_psl as a mechanism to reach families of young children. Milestones, information, games, routines, and strategies are presented to stimulate communication development of preschool children.



Dr. Natalie FinnerMD, FRCPC


Dr. Natalie Finner is a physician within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHEO.She graduated from the University of Limerick in Ireland in 2014.She then completed her paediatric residency training at CHEO.In 2018, Dr. Finner began her two year fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of British Columbia.Her clinical interests include eating disorders and gender diversity.




Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannaki

Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannakis, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor and Director of Centre for Healthy Active Living


Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannakis is a pediatric endocrinologist and the Medical Director of CHEO’s Center for Healthy Active Living. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and has been an active member of the Department of Pediatrics at CHEO in the division of endocrinology since November 2001. Her clinical, advocacy and research interests are in the area of pediatric obesity and related co-morbidities. Her research interests are in examining the interplay between behavioural/psychosocial, genetic and intrauterine factors in predicting risk for obesity related co-morbidities.



Dr. Hazen Gandy


Dr. Hazen Gandy: MD, FRCPC

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical Director of the Eastern Hub site of the Ontario Tele-mental Health Program

Dr. Gandy is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He is theMedical Director of the Eastern Hub site of the Ontario Tele-mental Health Program. With over 25 years in clinical practice. Dr. Gandy has worked with a broad range of clinical populations in child and youth mental health with a particular interest in the delivery of psychiatric and mental health service through telemedicine and tele-psychiatry platforms.




Dr. Geneviève Gavigan

Dr. Geneviève GaviganMD, MASc, FRCPC

Dr. Geneviève Gavigan achieved her Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University. She subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Applied Science related to stem cell research, at the University of Toronto. After which, she completed her MD and dermatology residency at the University of Ottawa. She has presented at local, national, and international dermatology conferences. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Special interests :
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Medical dermatology
  • Photoprotection
  • Teaching residents and medical student


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