France Gauvin , M.D.
    France Gauvin
    Research Axis
    Infectious Diseases and Acute Care Axis
    Research Theme
    Critical care, trauma and transfusions

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    • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Montreal.
    • Clinician Scientist, Department of Pediatrics and Research Center, CHU Sainte-Justine.


    • Master's in Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology option, University of Montreal, 2001.
    • MD, University of Montreal, 1993.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Gauvin is interested in blood transfusions, particularly its related respiratory complications, and palliative as well as end-of-life care. 

    Research Topics

    • Blood transfusions
    • Pediatric Palliative Care

    Career Summary

    France Gauvin is a Pediatrician at CHU Sainte-Justine since 1999. After ten years spent in Intensive Care (1999-2009), and another ten years in Pediatric Palliative Care (2009-2019), she is now working in the Emergency Pediatric Department. She remains active in clinical research, specializing in the following types of research: test validation, epidemiological study (incidence, risk factors), clinical trials and systematic review.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Gala Reconnaissance 2015 : Nomination of "Unité de consultation en soins palliatifs pédiatriques", Humanization Category.
    • Professional development Award, 2013, Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, Evaluation of implementation of a protocole in case of massive hemorrhage via interdisciplinary team simulation.
    • Gala Reconnaissance 2011-2012 : Excellence Innovation Award, Evaluation of implementation of a protocole in case of massive hemorrhage via interdisciplinary team simulation.
    • EXCELLENCE IN RESARCH Award du programme de reconnaissance de l’Hôpital Ste-Justine pour l’équipe de recherche des soins intensifs pédiatriques, 2004
    • 2nd Best Poster, 23rd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Bruxelles, Belgium, March 21, 2003: Ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated children : comparison of different diagnostic methods
    • Dean’s Honor List, Master’s in Biomedical Science, Epidemiology option, University of Montreal, 2002.
    • B.G. Bourgeois Award, excellence in surgery internship and exam, University of Montreal, 1993.
    • Lange Award, graduated 3rd in MD program, University of Montreal, 1993.


    • Les soins de fin de vie et les mineurs. France Gauvin, Guylaine Larose, Pierre Deschamps. Le 5@7 de la santé, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine, 15 mars 2017
    • Diagnosis of transfusion-associated circulatory overload in the pediatric population, France Gauvin, 29th Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Basel, Suisse, 23 juin 2019. Publié dans: Vox Sanguinis © 2019 International Society of Blood Transfusion, Vox Sanguinis (2019) 114 (Suppl. 1), 5–240; 2B-04-02
    • Utilisation du protocole d’hémorragie massive en traumatologie pédiatrique au CHU Sainte-Justine, France Gauvin, Réunion académique de traumatologie, CHU Sainte-Justine, 19 janvier 2021_virtuel
    • Protocole d’hémorragie massive à l’urgence : défis et solutions, France Gauvin, Réunion académique de l’urgence, CHU Sainte-Justine, 18 mars 2021_virtuel
    • L’hémorragie massive chez l’enfant traumatisé, France Gauvin, Symposium d’urgence et soins intensifs pédiatriques, CHUL, 13 mai 2022_virtuel



    • Archambault-Grenier MA, Roy-Gagnon MH, Gauvin F, Doucet H, Humbert N, Stojanovic S, Payot A, Fortin S, Janvier A, Duval M. Survey highlights the need for specific interventions to reduce frequent conflicts between healthcare professionals providing paediatric end-of-life car. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Feb;107(2):262-269.
    • Morrison WE, Gauvin F, Johnson E, Hwang J. Integrating palliative care into to ICU: from core competency to consultative expertise. Pediatr Crit CareMed 2018; 19:s86-s91.
    • Gaucher N, Humbert N, Gauvin F. What Do We Know About Pediatric Palliative Care Patients Consulting to the Pediatric Emergency Department? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001620
    • De Cloedt L, Emeriaud G, Lefebvre É, Kleiber N, Robitaille N, Jarlot C, Lacroix J, Gauvin F.  Transfusion-associated circulatory overload in a pediatric intensive care unit: different incidences with different diagnostic criteria. Transfusion. 2018 Apr;58(4):1037-1044. 

    • Marquis MA, Daoust L, Villeneuve E, Ducruet T, Humbert N, Gauvin F. Clinical use of an order protocol for distress in pediatric palliative care. Healthcare (Basel). 2019 Jan 2;7(1). pii: E3.

    • De Cloedt L, Savy N, Gauvin F, Taylor S, Lacroix J, Emeriaud G. Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload in ICUs: A Scoping Review of Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes. Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun;47(6):849-856. 

    • Gauvin F., Robitaille N.  Diagnosis and management of transfusion-associated circulatory overload in adults and children. ISBT Science Series (2020) 15, 23-30. 

    • Pettersen G, Gauvin F, Robitaille N, Sansregret A, Lesage A, Lévy A. Massive Hemorrhage Protocol Application and Teamwork Skills. AEM EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2021;5:1–9.


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