St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Dr. Susan O'Leary

Dr. Janet Farrell

Chief of Anesthesia,
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management SJHH is located at a very busy teaching hospital with three sites: Charlton Campus, King Street Campus, and the West 5th Site.

We have 25 FTEs and 1 part-time member, as well as 7 anesthesia assistants and one nurse practitioner to help support our Acute Pain Service (APS). The vast majority of our staff are involved not only in clinical activity, but also in undergraduate and postgraduate education, administrative, and/or research roles. There is a clear mandate in the Department that all stuff must not only be involved in clinical duties, but also in one of these aforementioned areas.

Regular educational Rounds are held at SJHH - "Trouble" Rounds for residents are led by a staff anesthesiologist on Tuesday mornings for all resident staff. There are Morbidity and Mortality Rounds (presented by Anesthesia staff), and Resident Rounds (presented by resident staff) once per month. We also have a dedicated anesthesia conference room within the operating room complex, supplied with a white board, computers, and telephones for staff and resident use. We offer multiple opportunities for student block and horizontal electives, as well as training for off-service residents (GIM, ICU, and ED). Several of our staff are trained in simulation and, under the guidance of Dr. Peachey, teach at the simulation centre. Dr. Wong, our part-time staff at SJHH, is Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Anesthesia and Assistant Dean for the Program for Faculty Development. Two of our staff, Drs. Horner and Lajoie, are executive members of our Medical Staff Association. Dr. Lajoie is also medical lead for Hospital Flow, and Dr. Baxter is medical lead for patient safety.


Dr. Janet Farrell

Chief of Anesthesia, SJHH
50 Charleton Ave. East
Hamilton, ON
L8N 4A6

Michelle Barbera

Admin. Assistant to the Chief of Anesthesia
Tel: (905) 522-1155   ext. 33853
Fax: (905) 521-6019


St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Sites

Charleton Campus
King Street Campus
West 5th Campus
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