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Paediatrician's Corner

Dr. Denis Daneman
Dr. Denis Daneman

Columns by Denis Daneman, MD, BCh, FRCP(C)

Dr. Denis Daneman is Paediatrician-in-Chief of The Hospital for Sick Children, Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto, and the RS McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics. He is a specialist in paediatric endocrinology, with research interests that include diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, eating disorders, and health care delivery.


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