Christophe Faure

Christophe Faure, M.D., is a Professor of pediatrics in the Department of pediatrics at Université de Montréal. He completed his training in basic science and in pediatric gastroenterology in Paris, France. He received further training in enteric neuroscience in Michael D. Gershon's laboratory at Columbia University, New York. He worked as a pediatric gastroenterologist at Robert Debré Hospital in Paris, France before moving to Montreal, Canada in 2001. He is currently in activity in the division of pediatric gastroenterology at CHU Ste-Justine with clinical, academic and research activities. He has been involved in the field of pediatric GI motility for over 25 years. He has developed research in pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders and visceral sensitivity  and postnatal consequences of congenital digestive anomalies.  He is director of the Esophageal Atresia Clinic at Ste-Justine Hospital and has developed and set-up a Pediatric Visceral Sensitivity Centre.

He leads his laboratory  in the Sainte-Justine hospital research Center and has developed basic research in enteric nervous system plasticity. In 2018-2019, he started  a new research program on esophageal atresia based on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) funded by private donations (CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation) and supported by patients association.The lab is currently funded by CIHR. The objectives of this program are (1) to understand the mechanisms leading to esophageal atresia and (2) to study new treatments for oesophageal atresia based on tissue-engineering. 

He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and 40 book chapters.
He is the principal co-editor of the only book dedicated to Pediatric Neurogastroenterology.