Chris Sulowski

Division of Emergency Medicine

Message from Interim Division Head, Chris Sulowski

Faculty members in the Division of Emergency Medicine at McMaster University serve McMaster Children's Hospital's emergency department – the fastest-growing pediatric emergency department in Ontario.


Our collaborative team works with community partners to provide outreach educational support including patient simulation education, regional advocacy, telephone consultation for regional physicians, and telemedicine support for pediatric resuscitations. We also developed regional care pathways for children with mental health concerns to optimize their experiences as they navigate the health-care system. 

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Faculty in pediatric emergency medicine have won numerous awards in medical education from trainees who repeatedly describe our rotation as providing a safe, educational environment and outstanding clinical experience. Our dedicated team of terrific physicians work hard to balance the individual needs of the patient, the overall flow of the department, the learning of the residents and students, as well as maintaining a friendly and supportive culture. 


We currently see over 50,000 children per year, act as the region's pediatric trauma centre, and are a schedule 1 psychiatric facility.  We are proud to serve our community and are committed to continuous quality improvement. Our team has made significant advances in patient care, improving emergency department patient flow, decreasing wait times, and standardizing care in order to ensure best care for all.  


Division members are involved in many research initiatives. Our research addresses local quality improvement opportunities as well as multi-centre studies examining larger topics relevant to children across Canada. We have a dedicated group of researcher-physicians, as well as support staff in place to ensure the division contributes to continuous improvement. Current topics of study include: ear infections, pneumonia, sepsis, debriefing, appendicitis, and bronchiolitis. 

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