Nicholas Chadi 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.
Raised in Montreal, Nicholas completed a double diploma in jazz piano performance 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 in 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).
Striving to provide better health care for vulnerable children and adolescents, Nicholas has worked with marginalized communities in rural and urban Canada, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Passionate about medical research, media and health care policy, Nicholas combines his clinical duties with medical writing, policy and research work in the areas of substance use, gender identity, mental health, social pediatrics, mindfulness meditation and chronic illness. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys running, playing jazz piano and singing with his a cappella choir Ensemble Companio.