Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

Dr. Thomas Emmett Francoeur reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Francoeur, a former president of the Canadian Pediatric Society, is a pediatrician at the Montreal Children's Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, where he is the director of the Child Development Programme and the codirector of the Psychopharmacology Clinic of the Developmental Behavioural Pediatric Service. Dr. Francoeur is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Francoeur has participated in numerous lecture series in Montreal and is a frequent presenter throughout Canada. He is fluent in both French and English.

Board Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners—1975
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada—1976
Certificate Specialist of the Province of Quebec (Pediatrics)—1979
American Academy of Pediatrics—1980
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada—1980
Diplomate, America Board of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics—2004

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Cystic Fibrosis
Growth and Development, Ages 12 to 24 Months
Possible Ear Infection, Age 3 and Younger
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Whooping Cough


BA: Loyola College, Montreal, QC - 1970
MDCM: McGill University, Montreal, QC, 1974
Rotating Internship: St. Joseph's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1974–1975
Resident I–III in Pediatrics: Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1975–1978
Resident IV and Chief Resident in Pediatrics: Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1978–1979
Fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics: Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1979–1980
Research Fellow in Developmental Pediatrics: McGill University–Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute, Montreal, QC, 1980–1981

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, McGill University, Montreal, QC, 1984–present

Hospital Affiliations

Medical Director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Services, Montreal Children's Hospital Montreal, QC - 2004-present
Codirector, Psychopharmacology Clinic, Developmental Behavioural Pediatric Service, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 2000–present
Director, Child Development Programme, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 2004–present
Member, Council of Physicians and Dentists, St. Mary's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1988–present
Member, Council of Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1979–present
Medical Consultant, Allied Health Services, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC, 2004-present
Community-Based Pediatrician, Montreal, QC, 1985-present

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Pediatric Society
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Medical Association
Osler Society of McGill University
Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
Center of Excellence for Early Child Development

Selected Publications

  1. Barr RG, Rotman A, Yaremko J, Leduc D, Francoeur TE (1992). The crying of infants with colic: A controlled empirical description. Pediatrics, 90: 14–21.
  2. Barr RG, McMullan SJ, Spiess H, Leduc DG, Yaremko J, Barfield R, Francoeur TE, Hunziker UA (1991). Carrying as colic therapy: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 87: 623–630.
  3. Francoeur TE (1991). Constipation. In RA Hoekelman et al., eds., Primary Pediatric Care, 2nd ed. St. Louis: Mosby.
  4. Riou E, Ghosh S, Francoeur E, Shevell M. (2009) Global developmental delay and its relationship to cognitive skills. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 51;600-606.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Last Updated: January 27, 2010

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