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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



Personalized Weight Management – is it time? Dr. Jill Hamilton - University of Toronto

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McMaster's Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research biweekly seminar series highlights advancements in basic science and clinical research. The series aims to provide a space for experts to showcase their work and promote exchange of knowledge and collaboration.

Kindly register for the seminar.

Jill Hamilton (MD, MSc, FRCPC) is Division Head of Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute, and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Her clinical work is in endocrinology and diabetes with a particular focus in the areas of complex obesity. She is the medical director of the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP). Her research focuses on the
metabolic complications of obesity in childhood, biologic and psychosocial determinants of obesity, and obesity treatment. She has over 150 peerreviewed publications and has received research funding from agencies
including Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), National Institute of Health (NIH), Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Diabetes Association.


  1. To recognize the underlying etiologies contributing to excess weight gain
  2. To develop an understanding of personalized care and treatment options for children with obesity
  3. To understand the lived experiences of teens with severe obesity

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