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Education and Credentials





Silvana Barone, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP is a pediatrician with specialty training in pediatric palliative care and bioethics. She attended McGill University where she graduated with First Class Honours with a BSc in Psychology (Hons) and was awarded the prestigious Hiram Mills Medial and Dow-Hickson Scholarship.


She received her MD from the Université de Montréal and completed her Pediatric Residency training at the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montréal, QC. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) and received her American Board certification in Pediatrics in 2016.


She completed a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a 2-year Bioethics fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.  



  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC Canada

  • Double-board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatrics

  • Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  • Hecht-Levi Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics 


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  • Ten years of experience practicing clinical pediatrics

  • Active community pediatrics practice in Montréal, QC

  • Experience caring for children with medical complexity and severe, life-limiting conditions

  • Speaker and National and International Conferences

  • Faculty Lecturer for the McGill University Health Center (MUHC)



Everything posted to this page represents my interpretation of information gleaned from the medical literature or other trusted sources, combined with my personal experiences and ideas. The posts do not represent the opinion of my current or former employers. Recommendations are general and intended for educational purposes, and may not be appropriate for your child or family’s particular situation. The information provided is not intended to be taken as medical advice. Always consult your child’s health care provider if you are concerned about your child’s health.