Dr. Sarah Gander

Clinical Department Head

Department of Pediatrics

Saint John Area


Dr. Sarah Gander has been a general pediatrician in Saint John since 2008. She has a clinical practice that focuses on general pediatrics and social pediatrics. She also co-founded and leads the New Brunswick Social Pediatrics Research Program and Clinical Program. She is very involved in various community groups advocating for poverty reduction and harm reduction mitigating the social determinants of health. She is also the host of the Fac Dev podcast for Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

  • Bachelor of Science (Biology/Psychology, Honours) – University of New Brunswick, Saint John
  • Doctor of Medicine – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Fellowship of Pediatrics – Queen’s University
  • Master of Education in Adult Education – University of New Brunswick, Saint John
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Paediatrics)

  • Alexandra Saunders, Jennifer Woodland, Sarah Gander. (2019). A Comparison of Prenatal Exposures in Children with and without a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cureus channel. 11(7): e5223. Accepted, Cureus, Canada
  • Sarah Gander, Sarah A. Campbell, Kathryn E. Flood, Emma Grace Crowley. (2019). Examining the Importance of Family History in Pediatric Behavioural Referrals. Cureus Channel. 11(5): e4790., Cureus, Canada
  • Gander, S. (2018). Regarding Co-Payments. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 20(s2): s90. Published,
  • Catherine Hudon1, Maud-Christine Chouinard2, Kris Aubrey-Bassler3, Frederick Burge4, Shelley Doucet5, Vivian R Ramsden6, Magaly Brodeur1, Paula L Bush7, Yves Couturier8, Marie-France Dubois9, Line Guénette10, France Légare11, Paul Morin8, Thomas G Poder1,12, Marie-Ève Poitras2, Pasquale Roberge1, Valaitis13, Shirley Bighead14, Cameron Campbell15, Martine Couture16, Breanna Davis6, Élaine Deschenes17, Lynn Edwards18, Sarah Gander19, Gilles Gauthier20, Patricia Gauthier21, Richard J Gibson18, Julie Godbout16, Geneviève Landry22, Christine Longjohn14, Norma Rabbitskin14, Denis A Roy23, Judy Roy24, Véronique Sabourin20, Tara Sampalli18, Amanda Saulnier24, Claude Spence20, Jennifer Splane25, Mike Warren26, Joanne Young27, Pierre Pluye7. (2018). Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services with chronic diseases and complex care needs: an implementation and realist evaluation protocol. BMJ Open. 8(11): 1-9.
  • LeBlanc JM, Hewitson L, Patterson L, Gander S. (2016). Vulvitis in a Non-sexually active adolescent female. Pediatrics and Child Health. 21(1): 13-4.,
  • Gander S1, Mulder DJ, Jones S, Ricketts JD, Soboleski DA, Justinich CJ. (2010). Recurrent abdominal pain and weight loss in an adolescent: celiac artery compression syndrome.Can J Gastroentero. 24(2): 91-3.
  • Gander S1, Scholten V, Osswald I, Sutton M, van Wylick R. (2009). Cervical dysplasia and associated risk factors in a juvenile detainee population.J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol.22(6): 351-5. First Listed Author,
  • Mulder DJ1, Gander S, Hurlbut DJ, Soboleski DA, Smith RG, Justinich CJ. (2009). Multiple squamous hyperplastic-fibrous inflammatory polyps of the oesophagus: a new feature of eosinophilic oesophagitis?. J Clin Pathol.62(9): 845-6. Co-Author,
  • Kathleen N. Franco, M.D., Sarah Gander, M.D., Ezgi Tiryaki, M.D. (2017). Millenials as Teachers, Leaders and Mentors. Bruce Z. Morgenstern M.D. (Sr Ed). Horak H, Konopasek L, Ledford C, Manthey D, Olasky J, Power DV, Pradhan A, Vaidya N, Beck Dallaghan GL. Mind the Gap: Generational Differences in Medical Education. First: 119-136. Co-Author Published, Alliance for Clinical Education, Canada

  • General Pediatrics
  • Social Pediatrics
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Child Maltreatment

  • 2019 Horizon Community Health Recognition in Mental Health Award (for the Parent Child Assistance Program)
  • 2018 Saint John Pediatrics Department Teaching Award Horizon Health Award
  • 2017 Asclepian Torch Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Dalhousie University Award
  • 2017 Faces of Fusion Community Building Award Fusion Award