• Chanoine, Jean-Pierre


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

    Head, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, BC Children's Hospital

    Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Research Assistant: Jennifer Kwan, 604-875-2345 ext. 5120
    Lisa Wong
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room K4-213
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Global Health in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
    • Prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity

    Dr. Chanoine is a Pediatrician who graduated from Belgium in 1982. He joined the University of British Columbia in 1998 as Clinical Professor and Head of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit at BC Children’s Hospital. His previous experience includes a fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, USA; Pediatric Endocrinologist at Hôpital des Enfants Reine Fabiola in Brussels; and Medical Director for Novo Nordisk Belgium. 

    He is increasingly active in Global Health projects in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes in resource-constrained settings. Dr Chanoine is presently Secretary General of Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (www.globalpedendo.org), an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Pediatric Endocrine care in low income countries.  

    Dr Chanoine’s research is also focusing on the management of childhood overweight. Dr Chanoine is principal investigator of “Healthy Buddies”, a peer-led curriculum aiming at preventing the development of overweight in elementary school children and initiated the LiGHT project (Living Green, Healthy and Thrifty). 

    Trainees interested in Global Health (Non Communicable Diseases) are welcome to contact Dr Chanoine for potential projects.

    Current Projects
    • Promoting access to medicines in resource-constrained settings. This is a project that is partnership with regional societies for Pediatric Endocrinology and supported by Global Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (GPED;www.globalpedendo.org)  

    • Promoting education for families and health professionals in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

    • LiGHT project (Living Green, Healthy and Thrifty). This is a web-based program that emphasizes the beneficial effects of weight management on health, global environment and personal finances. It is performed in collaboration with the Childhood Obesity Foundation and Ayogo.
    Selected Publications
    Trivedi A, Babic S, Heiman M, Gibson WT, Chanoine JP. "Ghrelin, Ghrelin O-Acyltransferase, and Carbohydrate Metabolism During Pregnancy in Calorie-Restricted Mice." Horm Metab Res. 2017 Apr 4. PMID: 28167344

    Garde A, Umedaly A, Abulnaga SM, Junker A, Chanoine JP, Johnson M, Ansermino JM, Dumont GA. Evaluation of a novel mobile exergame in a school-based environment. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (Accepted December 2015). PMID: 26882222

    Perez A, Avis J, Holt N, Gokiert R, Chanoine JP, Legault L, Morrison K, Sharma A, Ball G. Why Do Families Enroll in Pediatric Weight Management? A Parental Perspective of Reasons and Facilitators. Child: Care, Health & Development. (Accepted November 2015). PMID: 26728419

    Woo P, Murthy G, Wong C, Hursh B, Chanoine JP, Elango R. Assessing Energy Expenditure in Overweight and Obese Adolescents in a Clinical Setting: Validity of a Handheld Indirect Calorimeter. Pediatr Obes. (Submitted October 2015).

    Larrivée-Vanier S, Magne F, Patey N, Chanoine JP, Vuissoz JM, Van Vliet G, Deladoëy J. Conserved telomere length in human ectopic thyroids: an argument against premature differentiation causing arrested migration. Thyroid. 2015 Sep; 25(9):1050-4. PMID: 26131731 

    Tremblay MS, Feng M, Garriguet D, Ball GD, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Lambert M, Morrison KM. Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR): baseline descriptive statistics and comparison to Canadian norms. BMC Obes. 2015 Aug 13; 2:29. doi: 10.1186/s40608-015-0060-6. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26417450

    Geller J, Avis JLS, Zelichowska J, Srikameswaran S, Brown K, Chanoine JP, Perez A, Rasquinha A, Dartnell K, Scheuerman B, Ball GDC. Developing and pilot testing the Readiness and Motivation Interview for Families in pediatric weight management. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research. 2015 Aug; 76(4):190-93. PMID: 26280565  

    Mâsse LC, Tu Andrew , Watts AW, Chanoine JP, Panagiotopoulos C, Geller J, Brant R, Barr SI. Parental and adolescent participation to an e-health lifestyle modification intervention improves weight outcomes. Journal of Adolescent Health. (Submitted July 2015).

    Hadjiakanakis S, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Jetha MM, Hamilton J, Birken C, Morrison KM, Legault L, Bridger T, Gaboury L, Cook S, Sharma AM, Ball GDC. The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Pediatrics (EOSS-P): A proposed clinical staging system for pediatric obesity. Paediatrics & Child Health (Accepted July 27 2015).

    Mâsse LC, Watts AW, Barr SI, Tu A, Panagiotopoulos C, Geller J, and Chanoine JP. Individual and household predictors of adolescents’ adherence to a web-based intervention. Annals of Behavioral medicine. 2015; 49(3): 371-83. PMID: 25270826

    Perez A, Chanoine JP, Morrison KM, Legault L, Holt NL, Gokiert R, Sharma AM, Ball GDC. Why don’t families initiate treatment? A qualitative, multi-centre study of parents’ reasons for declining pediatric weight management. Paediatr Child Health. 2015 May; 20(4): 179-84. PMID: 26038633

    Lawrence S, Cummings E, Chanoine JP, Metzger DL, Palmert M, Sharma A, Rodd C, on behalf of the Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group. Use of growth charts in Canada: A National Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP) survey. Paediatr Child Health. 2015 May; 20(4): 185-88.

    Harel S, Cohen AS, Hussain K, Flanagan SE, Schlade-Bartusiak K, Patel M, Courtade J, Li JB, Van Karnebeek C, Kurata H, Ellard S, Chanoine JP, Gibson WT. Alternating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in a toddler with a homozygous p.R1419H ABCC8 mutation: an unusual clinical picture. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Mar; 28(3-4):345-51. 

    Ho, J. and Chanoine JP. How can we keep children and families motivated for weight management? Can J Diabetes (Special Primary Care Edition). 2014 Nov; 38:3-4.

    Rodd C, Metzger DL, Sharma A, and the Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) Working Committee for National Growth Charts. Extending World Health Organization weight-for-age reference curves to older children. BMC Pediatrics. 2014 Feb; 14:32.

    Garde A, Umedaly A, Abulnaga SM, Robertson L, Junker A, Chanoine JP, Ansermino JM, and Dumont GA. Assessment of a mobile game (“MobileKids Monster Manor”) to promote physical activity among children. Games for Health Journal. 2015 Mar; 4(2): 149-58.

    Trivedi *A, Babic S, Heiman M, Gibson WT, Chanoine JP. Acylated ghrelin is not required for the surge in pituitary growth hormone observed in pregnant mice. Peptides. 2015 Mar; 65: 29–33.

    Ameyaw E, Amponsa-Achiano K, Yamoah P, and Chanoine JP. Abnormal blood glucose as a prognostic factor for adverse clinical outcome in children admitted to the paediatric emergency unit at komfo anokye teaching hospital, kumasi, ghana. Int J Pediatr. 2014; 2014:149070. Epub 2014 Dec 28. 

    Morrison KM, Damanhoury S, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Lambert M, Tremblay MS, Berall G, Hamilton J, Laberge AM, Legault L, Thabane L, Jakymyshyn M, Ambler KA, and Ball GDC. The CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR): study protocol. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Jun 23; 14:161.

    Ngai YF, Sabatini P, Nguyen D, Davidson J, Chanoine JP, Devlin AM, Lynn F, Panagiotopoulos C. Quetiapine-treatment in youth is associated with decreased insulin secretion. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2014 Jun; 34(3): 359-64.

    Warshawski T, Chanoine JP, Hinchliffe M. Overcoming obesity and unhealthy weight in children and youth in BC. BC Medical Journal. BCMJ. 2014 May; 56(4): 193-4.

    Avis JLS, Bridger T, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Hadjiyannakis S, Hamilton J, Jetha MM, Legault L, Morrison KM, Wareham A, and Ball GDC.  It’s like rocket science…only more complex: challenges and experiences related to managing pediatric obesity in Canada. Expert Rev. Endocrinol Metab. 2014 May; 9(3): 223-9.

    Santos RG, Durksen A, Rabbanni R, Chanoine JP, Lamboo A, Mayer T, McGavock J. Effectiveness of Peer-Based Healthy Living Lesson Plans on Anthropometric Measures and Physical Activity in Elementary School Students, A Cluster Randomized Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Apr; 168(4): 330-7. 

    Tremblay MS, Ball G, Chanoine JP, Lambert M, Buchholz A, Feng B, Morrison KM. Baseline Measures of Participants in the Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR) Pilot Study. Obesity Reviews. Mar 2014; 15: 246-7.

    Abdu-Khudir R, Magne F, Chanoine JP, Deal C, Van Vliet G, and Deladoey J. Role for Tissue-Dependent Methylation Differences in the Expression of FOXE1 in Nontumoral Thyroid Glands. JCEM. 2014 Jun; 99(6): E1120-9. 

    Rosa Fortin MM, Brown C, Ball GD, Chanoine JP, Langlois MF. Weight management in Canada: an environmental scan of health services for adults with obesity. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Feb; 14:69.

    Sharkia M *, Michaud S, Giguère Y, Berthier MT, Stewart L, Deladoëy J, Deal C, Van Vliet G, Chanoine JP. Thyroid function from birth to adolescence in Prader-Willi Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3): 800-5.

    Lawrence S, Cummings E, Chanoine JP, Metzger DL, Palmert M, Sharma A, Rodd C. Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group extension to WHO growth charts: Why bother?. Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Jun-Jul; 18(6): 295–7.

    Miraoui H, Dwyer AA, Sykiotis GP, Plummer L, Chung W, Feng B, Beenken A, Clarke J, Pers TH, Dworzynski P, Keefe K, Niedziela M, Raivio T, Crowley WF Jr, Seminara SB, Quinton R, Hughes VA, Kumanov P, Young J, Yialamas MA, Hall JE, Van Vliet G, Chanoine JP, Rubenstein J, Mohammadi M, Tsai PS, Sidis Y, Lage K, Pitteloud N. Mutations in FGF17, IL17RD, DUSP6, SPRY4, and FLRT3 are identified in individuals with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 May 2; 92(5): 725–43.

    Jogova M *, Song J *, Campbell A, Warbuton D, Warshawski T, Chanoine JP. Process evaluation of the Living Green, Healthy and Thrifty (LiGHT) web-based child obesity management program: combining health promotion with ecology and economy. Can J Diabetes. 2013 Apr; 37(2): 72-81.

    Zacharin M, Chanoine JP, Cassorla F, Brink S, Hanas R, Fideleff HL, Oduwole A, Shah N, Hochberg Z, on behalf of all 70 GPED Active Members. Promoting excellence in the care of paediatric endocrine diseases in the developing world. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 131(2): e573-8.

    Ball GD, Garcia AP, Chanoine JP, Morrison KM, Legault L, Sharma AM, Gokiert R, Holt NL. Should I stay or should I go? Understanding families’ decisions regarding initiating, continuing, and terminating health services for managing pediatric obesity: The protocol for a multi-center, qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012; 12: 486.

    Campbell AC*, Barnum D, Ryden V, Ishkanian S, Stock S, Chanoine JP. The effectiveness of the implementation of Healthy BuddiesTM, a school-based, peer-led health promotion program in elementary schools. Can J Diabetes. 2012 Aug; 36(4): 181-6.

    Vandernoot I, Sartelet H, Abu-Khudir R, Chanoine JP, Deladoëy J. Evidence for calcitonin-producing cells in human lingual thyroids. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Mar; 97(3): 951-6.

    Trivedi A*, Babic S, Chanoine JP. Pitfalls in the determination of human acylated ghrelin plasma concentrations using a double antibody enzyme immunometric assay. Clinical Biochemistry. 2012 Jan; 45(1-2): 178-80.

    Trivedi A, Babic S, Heiman M, Gibson WT, Chanoine JP. Ghrelin, Ghrelin O-Acyltransferase, and Carbohydrate Metabolism During Pregnancy in Calorie-Restricted Mice. Horm Metab Res. 49(1):64-72. (Jan 2017) doi: 10.1055/s-0042-116117. PMID: 27701682. Epub Oct 4, 2016. 

    Panagiotopoulos C, Ronsley R, Al-Dubayee M, Brandt R, Kuzeljevic B, Rurak E, Cristall A, Marks G, Sneddon P, Hinchliffe M, Chanoine JP, Mâsse LC. The Centre for Healthy Weights – Shapedown BC: A family-centered, multidisciplinary program that reduces weight gain in obese children over the short-term. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 Dec; 8(12): 4662-78.

    Chan YM, Broder-Fingert S, Paraschos S, Lapatto R, Au M, Hughes V, Bianco S, Min L, Plummer L, Cerrato F, de Guillebon A, Wahab F, Dwyer A, Kirsch S, Quinton R, Ozata M, Ten S, Chanoine JP, Pitteloud N, Crowley WF, Martin KA, Schiffmann R, Hall JE, Kaiser UB, Seminara SB. GnRH-Deficient Phenotypes in Humans and Mice with Heterozygous Variants in KISS1/Kiss1. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Nov; 96(11): E1771-81.

    Pradinuk M, Chanoine JP, Goldman RD. Obesity and physical activity in children. Canadian Family Physician. 2011 Jul; 57(7): 779-82.

    Ball GD, Ambler K, Chanoine JP. Pediatric weight management programs in Canada: where, what and how? Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun; 6(2-2): e58-61.

    Chanoine JP and Richard M. Early weight loss and outcome at one year in obese adolescents treated with orlistat or placebo. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Apr; 6(2): 95-101.

    Asafo-Agyei S1, Ameyaw E, Chanoine JP, Nguah SB. Normative penile anthropometry in term newborns in Kumasi, Ghana: a cross-sectional prospective study.Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2017. PMID:28149308

    Honours & Awards

    The Noni MacDonald Award, Canadian Pediatric Society. (Article: "Canadian pediatric endocrine group extension to WHO growth charts: Why bother?") – 2014

    Wyeth Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics/BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver . (Most Valuable Teaching Service Award voted on by the Undergrad Committee: Division of Endocrinology) – 2002-2003 and 2004-2005

    Best paper of the year, Can J Diab ( C Panagiotopoulos, J Preston, L Stewart, DL Metzger, JP Chanoine. – 2004 ( 2003 Telephone contact by a diabetes nurse educator improves hemoglobin A1c in adolescents with poorly controlled Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Can J Diab 27: 422-7)

    Award of the Outstanding Achievement by a Resident ( D Hirsh, C Heinrichs, B Leenders, JP Chanoine . Plasma Ghrelin and Growth Hormone Response to Two Doses of Glucagon in Children and Adolescents) – 2004

    Research Group Members

    Jennifer Kwan (Res Assistant) Amanda Rowlands (SFU Coop Student)