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Dr. Mahamadou Chaibou

Clinical Department Head
Department of Pediatrics
Moncton Area (The Moncton Hospital)
MSc. Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology Option
Pediatrician - Resuscitator

Dr. Mahamadou Chaibou received his medical degree from the National School of Medicine and Pharmacy of Mali in 1991. Because of his interest in pediatrics, his thesis of medicine was on pediatric HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) at the Hôpital Gabriel Toure de Bamako in Mali. Dr. Chaibou trained in general pediatrics at the Hôpital Albert Royer (CHU Fann), an affiliate of the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar in Sénégal (1991-95), and enjoyed his time working in social and preventive pediatrics in the suburban area of Pikine and rural area of Khombole in Senegal.

He obtained a scholarship from the Canadian Francophonie scholarship program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1995, which enabled him to study clinical epidemiology at the University of Montreal (1995-1998) and in pediatric intensive care medicine at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal (1998-2000). His clinical research has focused in particular on clinically significant upper gastrointestinal bleeding acquired in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. During his training there, Dr. Chaibou also served as Chief Fellow of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

He went on to work as the Assistant Chef de Clinique at Clermont-Ferrand in France for a year (2000-01) before returning to Canada. Upon his return to Quebec, he worked as a general pediatrician at the Centre hospitalier régional de Lanaudière (CHRDL) in Joliette, QC., and as a pediatric intensivist in the PICU at Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) in Fleurimont between 2001 and 2005.

Dr. Chaibou relocated to New Brunswick, where he practiced at the Edmundston Regional Hospital (2005-10) before moving to Moncton in January 2011 and joining the pediatric department at Horizon's The Moncton Hospital, where he provides pediatric care. He is involved in the education and training of medical students and residents. He has been a clinical associate professor at the Université de Sherbrooke's faculty of medicine since July 2009 and a clinical assistant professor at Dalhousie University's faculty of medicine since July 2011.

Academic/Teaching Positions

Training, Certification/Degree

  • Doctor of Medicine, National School of Medicine and Pharmacy of Mali, 1991
  • Pediatrics Boards Certification, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Sénégal, 1995
  • Master of Biomedical Sciences, Major in Clinical Epidemiology, Université de Montréal, 1998
  • Pediatric Critical Care Certification, Université de Montréal, 2000

Clinical Interests

  • Social and Preventive Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Tropical Medicine

Recent Research Publications

  • Chaibou M, Cheron G, Benkerrou M, Bernaudin F. (2007) Crises drépanocytaires. Urgences et soins intensifs pédiatriques. Edition du CHU Sainte-Justine et Elsevier-Masson, 1404.
  • Faure C, Chaibou M, Lacroix J. (2007) Hémorragie digestive haute. Urgences et soins intensifs pédiatriques. Edition du CHU Sainte-Justine et Elsevier-Masson, 1404.
  • Gauvin F, Dassa C, Chaibou M, Proulx F, Farrell CA, Lacroix J. (2003) Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Intubated Children: Comparison of Different Diagnostic Methods. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 4:437-443.
  • Gauvin F, Dugas MA, Chaibou M, Morneau S, Lebel D and Lacroix J. (2001) The Impact of Clinically Significant Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Acquired in a Pediatric Intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2: 294-98.
  • Gauvin F, Chaibou M., Leteurtre S, Toledano, Hume H, Proulx F, Hébert PC, Martinot A, Leclerc F and Lacroix J (2000) Transfusion de concentré globulaire en réanimation pédiatrique. Réanim Urgences, 9: 339-44.
  • Buteau C, Proulx F, Chaibou M, Raymond D, Clermont M-J, Mariscalco M M, Lebel M H and Seidman E. (2000) Leukocytosis in Children with Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Enteritis Developing the Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 19: 642-7.
  • Chaibou M, Tucci, Dugas MA, Farrell CA, Proulx F, Lacroix J. (1998) Clinically Significant Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Acquired in Pediatric Intensive Care Units: A Prospective Study. Pediatrics; 102: 933-8.
  • Gauvin F, Dassa C, Chaibou M, Proulx F, Farrell CA, Lacroix J. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Intubated Children: Comparison of Different Diagnostic Methods. 23rd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Brussels, Belgium (March 18-21, 2003) Critical Care 2003; 7 (Suppl 2): 145.
  • Leteurtre S, Cotting J, Chaibou M, Millar C, Richardson H, Pfenninger J, Hubert P, Lacroix J, Gottesman R, Joffe A, Duhamel A, Grandbastien B, Martinot A, Leclerc F. Validation d'un score de dysfonction d'organe en réanimation pédiatrique : étude multicentrique internationale. 29ème Congrès de la Société de Réanimation de Langue Française, Paris, France, January 16-19, 2001. Réanim Urgences 2000 ; 9:  Suppl 2, 164S.
  • Gauvin F, Morneau S, Chaïbou M, Lacroix J. Mesure de la PEP, FiO2, FiHe et FeCO2 lors de l'administration d'un mélange hélium et oxygène avec cagoule chez les enfants souffrant de bronchiolite grave. 29ème Congrès de la Société de Réanimation de Langue Française, Paris, France ; January 16-19, 2001. Réanim Urgences 2000; 9: Suppl 2, 109S.
  • Chaïbou M, Gauvin F, Farrell CA, Houle L and Vobecky SJ. Delayed Sternal Closure Performed in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) after Cardiac Surgery. 3rd World Congress on Pediatric Intensive Care, Montréal, June 25-29, 2000.
  • Gauvin F, Morneau S, Chaïbou M, Lacroix J. PEEP, FiO2, FiHe and FeCO2 in Critically Ill Infants with Severe Bronchiolitis Receiving Helium by a Plastic Inflatable Head Hood. 3rd World Congress on Pediatric Intensive Care, Montréal, June 25-29, 2000.
  • Chaibou M, Tucci M, Dugas MA, Farrell CA, Lacroix J. Timing and Incidence Density of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Acquired by Critically Ill Children. 20th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Brussels, Belgium; March 21-24, 2000: Critical Care 2000; 4: S82.
  • Chaibou M, Tucci M, Dugas MA, Lacroix J, Farrell CA, Proulx F. Clinically Significant Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 11th Annual Pediatric Residents and Fellows Research Competition, Winnipeg, Manitoba; May 1999.
  • Gauvin F, Dugas MA, Chaibou M, Pineault R, Lacroix J. Impact of Clinically Significant Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Acquired in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 28th Educational and Scientific Symposium, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, California; January 23-27, 1999.
  • Gauvin F, Chaibou M, Proulx F, Hume H, Lacroix J. Pratique de transfusion en réanimation pédiatrique 26ème Congrès de la Société de Réanimation de Langue Française, Paris, France : 1998. Réan Urg 1997; 6: 749.
  • Chaibou M, Tucci M, Dugas MA, Lacroix J, Farrell CA, Proulx F. Clinically Significant Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 10thAnnual congress, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France; September 7-10, 1997: 23: S140.

Bursaries and Awards

  • Two-year grant from the "direction de l'enseignement et du département de pédiatrie de l'hôpital Sainte-Justine de Montréal" in 1998
  • Two-year grant from the « programme canadien de bourses de la francophonie, financée par l'Agence Canadienne pour le Développement International (ACDI) 
  • Grant of World Health Organization (WHO) in 1995
  • The Claude Roy prize of the Department of Pediatrics of Sainte-Justine Hospital (for the medical resident with the best scientific production) in academic year 1998-99
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