James Paul portrait

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. The department has experienced steady growth over the last 10 years and is currently comprised of 34 full-time faculty and 165 part-time faculty.

Our major strength is people and several members of the department are in significant leadership roles within the hospitals and academic programs. Our hospital partners include Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare locally, but we also reach out into the community through the Waterloo Regional Campus and the Niagara Regional Campus.

- Dr. James Paul, Professor & Chair



MODR Development Seminar - Coaching: Realizing the full potential of Faculty. Dr. Smita Halder - McMaster University

Online , Online

McMaster's Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research development series features industry professionals addressing a wide range of topics geared to enrich trainee advancement.


Dr. Smita Halder is an Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist at McMaster University. Smita obtained her medical degrees from Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. She completed GIM training and GI residency in the UK, and pursued a 4 year PhD in Epidemiology, incorporating a year at the Mayo Clinic. In 2008 she moved to Toronto for a fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital; in 2010 was appointed to the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster. Smita is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Hamilton Health Sciences. Recently qualified as a Master Certified Physician Development Coach, her goal is to establish a coaching faculty across HHS and McMaster.

Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA)


The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. If there is an accessibility issue with this website, please contact us at fhsweb@mcmaster.ca.