KID SPECIALISTS

Our community of Pediatric Specialists is available for your child’s every need.

Comprehensive care starts with a focus on kids. KixCare’s Pediatric Specialists are equipped to help with most common issues in children. Our community includes licensed and board-certified Mental Health Practitioners, Sleep and Lactation Consultants, and more! Take a deep breath - let’s make it all better, together.

  • Concussion Treatment Comprehensive care for your child’s minor brain injury.

  • Diet & Nutrition Evidence-based dietary advice and support for your child’s eating habits.

  • Lactation Consultation Personalized advice and support for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

  • Mental Health Compassionate counselling, therapy and treatment for your child’s mental health.

  • Physiotherapy Recovery and exercise plans for your child’s mobility and physical health.

  • Sleep Consultation Assessment and coaching for your child’s sleeping habits and issues.

  • Speech-Language Pathology Evaluation and treatment of your child’s speech and comprehension needs.

Dr. Harley Eisman

Pediatrician, MDCM, FRCPC

Dr. Harley Eisman

Dr. Harley Eisman completed his medical school and General Pediatric training at McGill University. Subsequently, he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he has been on staff since 1997.  Dr. Eisman recently completed a 13-year tenure as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at the Montreal Children’s hospital., during which he consulted on design for the MUHC super hospital and was the MD responsible for coordinating the move of pediatric patients to the new facility. Dr. Eisman has extensive community pediatric experience in that he follows over 2000 families at Montreal's Children's Care Clinic, and since 2015 been the Pediatric Director of The Children's Clinic which offers General Pediatric, Specialty Pediatric, and Allied Health consultation to the Greater Montreal Area. Dr. Harley Eisman's related interests include Medical Informatics, Health Care Delivery, Patient Flow and Experience, and Cancer advocacy. Dr. Eisman and his wife are the proud parents of three children.

Dr. Mark Tessaro

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC, RCPSC (PEM)

Dr. Mark Tessaro

Dr. Mark Tessaro completed his Paediatrics residency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He focuses on technology evaluation, cost-effectiveness, usability, and outcomes measurement through seminars, courses, and project-based work.

Dr. Jake Keithly

Psychologist, PhD

Dr. Jake Keithly

Dr. Jake Keithley completed his Ph.D. in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Toronto. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout his training, including the Toronto District School Board, Surrey Place Centre, and McMaster Children’s Hospital. As part of the Ph.D. program, Jake’s research focuses on the role that the school plays in promoting academic achievement and mental health.

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram

Pediatrician, MD FRCPC

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram completed her medical degree and pediatric training at the University of Toronto. She started working as a hospital-based general paediatrician in 2017. She currently works at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Markham Stouffville Hospital. Her interests include quality improvement and medical education.

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Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Jennifer Welch

As a member of the health care team, Jennifer, who is an IBCLC provides clinical lactation care. She is an expert in lactation care. With over a decade of experience working with families as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Jennifer is highly skilled and experienced in providing care for all types of situations, whether it is basic education, reassurance, or clinical care for complex situations.  Her mission is to help new parents achieve their goals and adjust to parenthood. Jennifer maintains a bilingual and inclusive practice in Montreal focusing on direct client care as well as education for parents, volunteers and professionals. Active in her community, she has served as a volunteer La Leche League Leader, on the board of directors of the Quebec Lactation Consultant's Association (ACQ), The International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP), and is a founder of The International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP).

 

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Concussion Specialist, B.Sc., CAT(C), D.O.

Laura Leslie

Laura is an Osteopath (D.O.) and Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)) with 30 years of clinical experience working with adult and pediatric concussion patients specializing in the clinical assessment and treatment of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Laura is an international speaker on the assessment and treatment strategies for concussions. Laura is a leader of a National Concussion Committee responsible for the development and implementation of concussion assessment and treatment standards for clinics across Canada. Laura is a clinical consultant to B2Ten, a non-profit organization supporting Olympic medal hopeful athletes.  As a member of the Corporation des Thérapeutes du Sport du Québec (CTSQ) Concussion Committee, Laura is working towards the development and implementation of concussion standards for Athletic Therapy in Quebec.   

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor

Leanne Matlow

Leanne is a cognitive behavioural therapy counsellor with a private practice specializing in anxiety for children and adolescents. She is trained as a teacher and guidance counsellor, with a Master's from Toronto’s Institute of Child Study, OISE and certificates in CBT from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Leanne is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Providers (OAMHP).

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Speech-Language Pathologist, M.Sc.SLP

Melissa Oziel

Melissa Oziel is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science from Columbia University in New York City. She is the director of The Speech and Language Associates of Toronto, Inc. (SLAT) striving to build a love of communication for all of her clients. Melissa is bilingually certified and has worked extensively with hundreds of families, conducting assessments and treatment procedures for culturally diverse communities. Melissa is a mom of four and she strives to empower all children to reach their goal of communication, Through her knowledge and experiences her goal is to build strong, fearless children who see their differences as gifts.

Michelle Watkins

Registered Dietitian

Michelle Watkins

Michelle is very passionate about pediatric nutrition. It has been her favourite role that she has had as a Registered Dietitian over the past 25 years. It is her pleasure to assist families to optimize their nutritional health and manage nutrition issues. For Michelle, a rewarding part about working with children is observing the positive impact that nutrition can have on a child’s growth and development.

Dr. Pamela Mitelman

Sleep Consultant

Dr. Pamela Mitelman

Dr. Pamela Mitelman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Montreal, Canada. She treats children of all ages with sleep difficulties. Overall family wellness is at the center of her approach. Dr. Mitelman provides counseling and education to parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She uses cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat school-age children and teens.

Tammy cooper

Registered Dietitian

Tammy Cooper

Tammy Cooper is a Registered Dietitian with a private nutritional consulting practice after completing a rewarding career at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She has twenty years of pediatric experience with a specialization in juvenile diabetes and was involved in Diabetes research. Her personal values and commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle support an empathetic and therapeutic approach to nutritional wellness. Tammy has worked in Diabetes/Endocrinology, Immune Deficiency, Nephrology, Spina Bifida and Outpatient Nutrition Clinic, offering therapeutic nutrition support for clients aged 0-18 years.

Dr. Allan Shefrin

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Allan Shefrin

Dr. Allan Shefrin joined the pediatric Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in 2010 after completing training in Pediatrics in Calgary in 2007 and Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Vancouver in 2010. He is currently the division lead for point-of-care ultrasound. His clinical and research interests are the incorporation of point-of-care ultrasound into pediatric emergency care and developing international consensus for point-of-care ultrasound training. Dr. Shefrin is the proud father of two girls and one oversized labradoodle.

Dr. Sumeet Sadana

Pediatrician, MBBS, FRCPC

Dr. Sumeet Sadana

Dr. Sumeet Sadana is a Consultant Pediatrician and the owner of Capital KidZ Medical Centre in Ottawa.  He has particular interests in ADHD and infant growth & development and has also been providing virtual care services for over 10 years. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at the Queensway Carleton Hospital where he served as Chief from 2008-2016.  Dr. Sadana is a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa, a member of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Community CME Committee, and he co-chairs the annual CHEO Pediatric Refresher Course.  He has been an advisor to the Child & Youth Regional Services Recovery Planning subcommittee (for Eastern Ontario) under the Champlain Region Integrated Service Planning Committee and served as the co-Lead for the Innovations and Solutions Working Group to support the restoration of pediatric services affected by the Covid pandemic.  Dr. Sadana is also an associate co-founder of the Ottawa Community Pediatricians Network.  

Dr. Amina Lalani

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Amina Lalani

Dr. Amina Lalani is a pediatrician and pediatric emergency specialist and completed her fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is also the Deputy Director for COVID mobile programs at Women's College Hospital. She has been actively engaged in COVID vaccination programs through WCH and SickKids over the course of the pandemic.

Dr. Natalia Manay

Psychologist, PhD, CPsych

Dr. Natalia Manay

Dr. Natalia Manay is a psychologist licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her graduate training in the School and Child Psychology program at McGill University. Dr. Manay provides assessment, therapy, and consultation to children, adolescents, young adults, and families to help them with a range of needs including anxiety, depression, trauma, attention difficulties, school or academic challenges, autism, social difficulties, and family relationships. She likes to draw from various approaches to provide a warm and supportive environment, foster a positive therapeutic relationship, and develop a treatment plan that best fits the client's needs.

Frances Fishman

Behaviour Analyst

Frances Fishman

Frances Fishman is the founder and owner of The Play Base. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with her M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology and Education. Frances is a hard-working, empathetic, and loving woman, leader, and entrepreneur who took her passion and turned it into her career. With over 12 years of experience in behaviour modification in the home, community, and educational settings, as well as being a mother of 3, she has developed a skill set and a perspective that has allowed her tremendous success with her team and client base. She is an optimist who believes that every person can be given the chance to live to their highest potential when given a loving approach and a team who believes in them and sees the incredible potential of each individual.

Dr. Gillian Dolansky

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Gillian Dolansky

After working overseas as a medic following her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Gillian Dolansky earned her MD at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario in London, ON. She then completed both her pediatrics residency and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through the University of Ottawa. She joined the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHEO immediately following her fellowship in late 2013.  Since that time, she has developed a clinical and academic interest in Pediatric concussion care & management.  She currently also consults for 360 Concussion Care in Ottawa.

Dr. Harley Eisman

Pediatrician, MDCM, FRCPC

Dr. Harley Eisman

Dr. Harley Eisman completed his medical school and General Pediatric training at McGill University. Subsequently, he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he has been on staff since 1997.  Dr. Eisman recently completed a 13-year tenure as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at the Montreal Children’s hospital., during which he consulted on design for the MUHC super hospital and was the MD responsible for coordinating the move of pediatric patients to the new facility. Dr. Eisman has extensive community pediatric experience in that he follows over 2000 families at Montreal's Children's Care Clinic, and since 2015 been the Pediatric Director of The Children's Clinic which offers General Pediatric, Specialty Pediatric, and Allied Health consultation to the Greater Montreal Area. Dr. Harley Eisman's related interests include Medical Informatics, Health Care Delivery, Patient Flow and Experience, and Cancer advocacy. Dr. Eisman and his wife are the proud parents of three children.

Dr. Mark Tessaro

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC, RCPSC (PEM)

Dr. Mark Tessaro

Dr. Mark Tessaro completed his Paediatrics residency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He focuses on technology evaluation, cost-effectiveness, usability, and outcomes measurement through seminars, courses, and project-based work.

Dr. Jake Keithly

Psychologist, PhD

Dr. Jake Keithly

Dr. Jake Keithley completed his Ph.D. in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Toronto. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout his training, including the Toronto District School Board, Surrey Place Centre, and McMaster Children’s Hospital. As part of the Ph.D. program, Jake’s research focuses on the role that the school plays in promoting academic achievement and mental health.

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram

Pediatrician, MD FRCPC

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram

Dr. Janaki Vallipuram completed her medical degree and pediatric training at the University of Toronto. She started working as a hospital-based general paediatrician in 2017. She currently works at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Markham Stouffville Hospital. Her interests include quality improvement and medical education.

Jennifer Welch Headshot

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Jennifer Welch

As a member of the health care team, Jennifer, who is an IBCLC provides clinical lactation care. She is an expert in lactation care. With over a decade of experience working with families as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Jennifer is highly skilled and experienced in providing care for all types of situations, whether it is basic education, reassurance, or clinical care for complex situations.  Her mission is to help new parents achieve their goals and adjust to parenthood. Jennifer maintains a bilingual and inclusive practice in Montreal focusing on direct client care as well as education for parents, volunteers and professionals. Active in her community, she has served as a volunteer La Leche League Leader, on the board of directors of the Quebec Lactation Consultant's Association (ACQ), The International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP), and is a founder of The International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP).

 

Laura Leslie Headshot

Concussion Specialist, B.Sc., CAT(C), D.O.

Laura Leslie

Laura is an Osteopath (D.O.) and Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)) with 30 years of clinical experience working with adult and pediatric concussion patients specializing in the clinical assessment and treatment of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Laura is an international speaker on the assessment and treatment strategies for concussions. Laura is a leader of a National Concussion Committee responsible for the development and implementation of concussion assessment and treatment standards for clinics across Canada. Laura is a clinical consultant to B2Ten, a non-profit organization supporting Olympic medal hopeful athletes.  As a member of the Corporation des Thérapeutes du Sport du Québec (CTSQ) Concussion Committee, Laura is working towards the development and implementation of concussion standards for Athletic Therapy in Quebec.   

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor

Leanne Matlow

Leanne is a cognitive behavioural therapy counsellor with a private practice specializing in anxiety for children and adolescents. She is trained as a teacher and guidance counsellor, with a Master's from Toronto’s Institute of Child Study, OISE and certificates in CBT from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Leanne is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Providers (OAMHP).

Melissa Oziel Headshot

Speech-Language Pathologist, M.Sc.SLP

Melissa Oziel

Melissa Oziel is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science from Columbia University in New York City. She is the director of The Speech and Language Associates of Toronto, Inc. (SLAT) striving to build a love of communication for all of her clients. Melissa is bilingually certified and has worked extensively with hundreds of families, conducting assessments and treatment procedures for culturally diverse communities. Melissa is a mom of four and she strives to empower all children to reach their goal of communication, Through her knowledge and experiences her goal is to build strong, fearless children who see their differences as gifts.

Michelle Watkins

Registered Dietitian

Michelle Watkins

Michelle is very passionate about pediatric nutrition. It has been her favourite role that she has had as a Registered Dietitian over the past 25 years. It is her pleasure to assist families to optimize their nutritional health and manage nutrition issues. For Michelle, a rewarding part about working with children is observing the positive impact that nutrition can have on a child’s growth and development.

Dr. Pamela Mitelman

Sleep Consultant

Dr. Pamela Mitelman

Dr. Pamela Mitelman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Montreal, Canada. She treats children of all ages with sleep difficulties. Overall family wellness is at the center of her approach. Dr. Mitelman provides counseling and education to parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She uses cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat school-age children and teens.

Tammy cooper

Registered Dietitian

Tammy Cooper

Tammy Cooper is a Registered Dietitian with a private nutritional consulting practice after completing a rewarding career at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She has twenty years of pediatric experience with a specialization in juvenile diabetes and was involved in Diabetes research. Her personal values and commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle support an empathetic and therapeutic approach to nutritional wellness. Tammy has worked in Diabetes/Endocrinology, Immune Deficiency, Nephrology, Spina Bifida and Outpatient Nutrition Clinic, offering therapeutic nutrition support for clients aged 0-18 years.

Dr. Allan Shefrin

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Allan Shefrin

Dr. Allan Shefrin joined the pediatric Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in 2010 after completing training in Pediatrics in Calgary in 2007 and Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Vancouver in 2010. He is currently the division lead for point-of-care ultrasound. His clinical and research interests are the incorporation of point-of-care ultrasound into pediatric emergency care and developing international consensus for point-of-care ultrasound training. Dr. Shefrin is the proud father of two girls and one oversized labradoodle.

Dr. Sumeet Sadana

Pediatrician, MBBS, FRCPC

Dr. Sumeet Sadana

Dr. Sumeet Sadana is a Consultant Pediatrician and the owner of Capital KidZ Medical Centre in Ottawa.  He has particular interests in ADHD and infant growth & development and has also been providing virtual care services for over 10 years. He is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at the Queensway Carleton Hospital where he served as Chief from 2008-2016.  Dr. Sadana is a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa, a member of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Community CME Committee, and he co-chairs the annual CHEO Pediatric Refresher Course.  He has been an advisor to the Child & Youth Regional Services Recovery Planning subcommittee (for Eastern Ontario) under the Champlain Region Integrated Service Planning Committee and served as the co-Lead for the Innovations and Solutions Working Group to support the restoration of pediatric services affected by the Covid pandemic.  Dr. Sadana is also an associate co-founder of the Ottawa Community Pediatricians Network.  

Dr. Amina Lalani

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Amina Lalani

Dr. Amina Lalani is a pediatrician and pediatric emergency specialist and completed her fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is also the Deputy Director for COVID mobile programs at Women's College Hospital. She has been actively engaged in COVID vaccination programs through WCH and SickKids over the course of the pandemic.

Dr. Natalia Manay

Psychologist, PhD, CPsych

Dr. Natalia Manay

Dr. Natalia Manay is a psychologist licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her graduate training in the School and Child Psychology program at McGill University. Dr. Manay provides assessment, therapy, and consultation to children, adolescents, young adults, and families to help them with a range of needs including anxiety, depression, trauma, attention difficulties, school or academic challenges, autism, social difficulties, and family relationships. She likes to draw from various approaches to provide a warm and supportive environment, foster a positive therapeutic relationship, and develop a treatment plan that best fits the client's needs.

Frances Fishman

Behaviour Analyst

Frances Fishman

Frances Fishman is the founder and owner of The Play Base. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with her M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology and Education. Frances is a hard-working, empathetic, and loving woman, leader, and entrepreneur who took her passion and turned it into her career. With over 12 years of experience in behaviour modification in the home, community, and educational settings, as well as being a mother of 3, she has developed a skill set and a perspective that has allowed her tremendous success with her team and client base. She is an optimist who believes that every person can be given the chance to live to their highest potential when given a loving approach and a team who believes in them and sees the incredible potential of each individual.

Dr. Gillian Dolansky

Pediatrician, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Gillian Dolansky

After working overseas as a medic following her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Gillian Dolansky earned her MD at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario in London, ON. She then completed both her pediatrics residency and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through the University of Ottawa. She joined the Division of Emergency Medicine at CHEO immediately following her fellowship in late 2013.  Since that time, she has developed a clinical and academic interest in Pediatric concussion care & management.  She currently also consults for 360 Concussion Care in Ottawa.

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