Nicholas Chadi, MD MPH FRCPC FAAP, is a pediatrician specialized in adolescent and addiction medicine. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal as well as a pediatrician and clinician-scientist at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal. At Sainte-Justine, Nicholas is also the co-founder and co-director of the multidisciplinary gender diversity clinic as well as the medical director of the adolescent substance use clinic.
Raised in Montreal, Nicholas is fluent in French, English and Spanish. He completed a double diploma in jazz piano and health sciences before obtaining his medical degree at McGill University. He completed his core pediatric residency at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, where he became chief resident in 2014-2015. He then completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children and a journalism fellowship at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. In 2019, Nicholas completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University and was the first pediatrician in North America to complete a Pediatric Addiction Medicine Fellowship as Boston Children’s Hospital‘s inaugural Fellow. Nicholas is a mindfulness practitioner and instructor trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Passionate about improving care for vulnerable children and adolescents, Nicholas combines his clinical duties with medical research, policy, advocacy, and knowledge translation in the areas of substance use, gender identity, mental health, social pediatrics, mindfulness meditation and chronic illness. Nicholas is currently the nicotine and tobacco spokesperson for the Canadian Paediatric Society and an active member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction (AMERSA). In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys running, spending time outdoors, playing jazz piano and singing with his a cappella choir Ensemble Companio.