Jeffrey Pernica, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Head of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
905-521-2100 ext. 77577
McMaster University, HSC 3A57
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3Z5
Dr. Pernica’s main interest is in the diagnosis and management of respiratory and enteric infections in children. He is currently conducting a clinical trial in Botswana investigating whether rapid test-and-treat algorithms and/or probiotic treatment of children with severe gastroenteritis is associated with improved growth, decreased diarrhoea recurrence, and more ‘healthy' intestinal microbiota. He is also running clinical trials in Canada exploring whether minimization of antibiotic exposure for children with community-acquired pneumonia and otitis media is associated with less antimicrobial resistance and less disruption of the intestinal microbiome.