Hugh McMillan



Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurology, University of Ottawa

Pediatric Neurologist and Neuromuscular specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

NMD4C Working Group(s): Clinical Trial Coordination

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Dr. Hugh McMillan is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Ottawa, a Pediatric Neurologist and Neuromuscular specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute.

His area of clinical expertise is caring for children and youth with inherited and acquired disorders of peripheral nerve, muscle and neuromuscular junction. He follows children in the Neuro-Oncology clinic as well as a General Child Neurology clinic. His research interests include clinical research, clinical trials (investigator-initiated and sponsor-initiated studies) as well as translational research in cooperation with basic scientists. He has been an author or co-author of more than 55 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He recently co-edited a textbook, “Pediatric Electromyography: Concepts and Clinical Applications”.

He is active in the community as a Member of the Muscular Dystrophy Canada Scientific Advisory Board and is the Chair of the Canadian Pediatric Neuromuscular Group.

Recent Publications

McCormick, AM, Alazem, H, Zaidi, S, Barrowman, NJ, Ward, LM, McMillan, HJ et al.. A randomized, cross-over trial comparing the effect of innovative robotic gait training and functional clinical therapy in children with cerebral palsy; a protocol to test feasibility. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023. 107086 PMID:36669727

Landfeldt, E, Abner, S, Pechmann, A, Sejersen, T, McMillan, HJ, Lochmüller, H et al.. Caregiver Burden of Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Systematic Review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2022. PMID:36515815

Phung, K, McAdam, L, Ma, J, McMillan, HJ, Jackowski, S, Scharke, M et al.. Risk factors associated with prevalent vertebral fractures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Osteoporos Int. 2023.34 (1)147-160 PMID:36342539

Katz, SL, Blinder, H, Newhook, D, Bmus, LA, Nicholls, S, McMillan, HJ et al.. Understanding the experiences of lung volume recruitment among boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A multicenter qualitative study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2023.58 (1)46-54 PMID:36102618

Guglieri, M, Clemens, PR, Perlman, SJ, Smith, EC, Horrocks, I, Finkel, RS et al.. Efficacy and Safety of Vamorolone vs Placebo and Prednisone Among Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2022.79 (10)1005-1014 PMID:36036925

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