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Hugh McMillan, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAN

Healthcare Provider
Neuromuscular Specialist
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Hugh McMillan is a pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and a clinical investigator at the CHEO Research Institute. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. He is also the Program Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Program.

Dr. McMillan’s area of clinical expertise is caring for children and youth with inherited and acquired disorders of peripheral nerve, muscle and neuromuscular junction. He performs electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies and electromyography), genetic testing and other ancillary tests with a goal to obtaining a precise diagnosis for children with nerve or muscle-related symptoms. He works in CHEO’s multidisciplinary Neuromuscular clinic caring for children with a wide range of neuromuscular disorders. He follows children in the Neuro-Oncology clinic and also has a busy General Child Neurology clinic.

Dr. McMillan research interests include clinical research, clinical trials (investigator-initiated and sponsor-initiated studies) as well as translational research in cooperation with basic scientists. He recently co-edited a textbook, “Pediatric Electromyography: Concepts and Clinical Applications”.


Representative Publications:

The time to and determinants of first fractures in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Developing standardized corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Myostatin inhibitor ACE-031 treatment of ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Histomorphometry and Bone Matrix Mineralization Before and After Bisphosphonate Treatment in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Paired Transiliac Biopsy Study

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Canadian paediatric neuromuscular physicians survey