Hugh McMillan MD, MSc, FRCPC


Hugh McMillan MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Office: 613-737-7600 ext. 1605
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Dr. Hugh McMillan is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa, a Pediatric Neurologist and Neuromuscular specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute.

He completed his Medical Degree (MD) at McMaster University (1997-2000) followed by:  Pediatric Residency at McMaster Children’s Hospital / McMaster University (2000-2004); Pediatric Neurology Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario / University of Ottawa (2005-2008);  Neurophysiology Fellowship at Lahey Clinic / Tufts University (2008-2009) and a Neuromuscular Clinical & Research Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard University (2009-2010).

His area of clinical expertise is caring for children and youth with inherited and acquired disorders of peripheral nerve, muscle and neuromuscular junction.  He performs electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies and electromyography), genetic testing and other ancillary tests with a goal to obtaining a precise diagnosis for children with nerve or muscle-related symptoms.  He works in CHEO’s multidisciplinary Neuromuscular clinic caring for children with a wide range of neuromuscular disorders.  He works with colleagues in Plastic Surgery to evaluate children who have had traumatic injuries to a nerve or plexus where he assists with decision-making regarding the need for surgery versus ongoing clinical surveillance.  He also has a busy General Child Neurology clinic.

His research interests include clinical research, clinical trials (investigator-initiated and sponsor-initiated studies) as well as translational research in cooperation with basic scientists. He has been an author or co-author of more than  130 publications in peer-reviewed journals.  He recently co-edited a textbook, “Pediatric Electromyography: Concepts and Clinical Applications” with 25 international contributors. 

He is a Member of the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) and the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM).

Fields of Interest

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • clinical research
  • clinical trials
  • translational research studies
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