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Our program

We strive to provide up to date, patient centred, relevant care to our patients and families. 

We do take part in the RACE program where doctors can discuss individual cases over the phone and receive real time advice. 

Practice guidelines

Celiac Guidelines

NAPSGHAN Clinical Report on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gluten related Disorders - JPGN 2016

NASPGHAN - Diagnosis and Treatment of Celiac Disease in Children - Clinical Practice Guideline Summary - 

Constipation Practice Guidelines

Canadian Pediatric Society - Managing functional Constipation in children - Reaffirmed 2014

Constipation - NASPGHAN Care Package

North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Evaluation and Treatment of Functional Constipation in Infants and Children: Evidence-Based recommendations from ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN - 2014

GERD Guidelines

NASPGHAN - 2018 Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guidelines

NASPGHAN 2018 GERD Summary of Guidelines

NASPGHAN - GERD in the Neurologically Impaired Child

H. Pylori Guidelines

 ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN Guidelines for the Management of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children and Adolescents - Update 2016 - JPGN

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CAG - 2019 - Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical management of Pediatric Luminal Crohn's Disease

Use of Enteral Nutrition for the Control of Intestinal inflammation in Pediatric Crohn Disease - JPGN 2012

Diagnosis and Treatment of perianal Crohn Disease: NASPGHAN Clinical report and Concensus Statement - JPGN 2013

ESPGHAN - Management of Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis: Ambulatory Care 2018

Ingested Foreign Body Guidelines

NASPGHAN - Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in Children: A Clinical report of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy Committee - JPGN 2015

Button Battery Ingestion - Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of a Button Battery Ingestion in Childhood: ESPGHAN position paper - JPGN 2021

Infant Cholestasis

NASPGHAN 2017 - Evaluation of Cholestatic Jaundice in Infants

Our Team


  • Vishal Avinashi, Division Head
  • Collin Barker
  • Alice Foster
  • Orlee Guttman, Program Director
  • Kevan Jacobson
  • Jocelyn Jeong 
  • Sally Lawrence
  • Sylvie Lebel
  • Zaneta Lim
  • Andrea Martinez
  • Andy Skinn


  • Hiba Binomar
  • Matthew Smyth
  • Aruna Sethuraman

Clerical staff

  • New Patient Booking Secretary
  • Follow up Patient Bookings / Clinic Secretary
  • Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service


  • Crystal Ng


  • Soleina Karamali, Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service
  • Debbie Martins, Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service
  • Meagan Vurzinger, Outreach
  • Kirstin Wingate


  • Deceree Biggs (Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service)
  • Tania Ferraro
  • Dejia Herbert
  • Alex Oullette (Outreach)
  • Rhonda Retel
  • Jennifer Ruben
  • Jessie Ahuja, Transplant Nurse
  • Sarah Fay, Transplant Nurse

Social Work

  • Kathryn Urquhart, Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service

Occupational Therapy

  • Rochelle Stokes, Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service

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