The Vasculitis Program at McMaster is a well established and internationally renowned program. Since its initiation in 2010, the Vasculitis Program has been amongst the top recruiters in the world for research studies. With extensive experience in all the different vasculitides, McMaster and St. Joseph’s Healthcare are amongst world leader in the research and specialized care of patients with vasculitis, especially in Giant Cell Arteritis in which we have pioneered diagnostic imaging techniques using MRI Scalp/Temporal Artery imaging (TAMRA), and ANCA associated vasculitis in which we have lead practice defining clinical trials. Available mentors include a broad range of experienced researchers and educators such as Drs. Nader Khalidi and Stephanie Garner (rheumatology), Michael Walsh (nephrology), and Gerard Cox and Param Nair(respirology). Fellows in the Vasculitis Program will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of clinical and research experiences with multidisciplinary perspectives and opportunities to network within the local, national and international vasculitis community.
The Vasculitis Fellowship at St. Joseph's Healthcare/McMaster Hamilton is a mentored training program of one year (clinical) or two year (research/clinical fellow) for physician-investigators who have a strong interest in vasculitis and wish to pursue a period of specialized training with an emphasis on clinical and/or translational patient-oriented clinical investigation. The trainee will undertake this at St. Joseph's Healthcare/McMaster University which has an established distinct clinical and research program in vasculitis and availability of established faculty mentors.
Successful completion of the fellowship will be recognized with a Fellowship McMaster Certification.
The application deadline is November 30 each year.
There are two principal goals of the Vasculitis Fellowship: