A discovery that will save lives after surgery.


Revolutionizing how we provide care, in and out of hospital.


Making life better for people with late stage lung cancer.


Research is not about numbers, it’s about people.


Finding a way to help kids with lifelong illness be kids.

We are explorers.

Every day at Hamilton Health Sciences, we explore the possibility to make life better for people in our community and around the world. We’re a diverse group of doctors, nurses, academics and health professionals who share this common goal, and our patients are at the heart of every exploration we make.

Follow us on our journey of discovery. Scroll onward to read our stories.

Our Stories

Dr. Devereaux, Researcher, Explorer
April 30, 2018

This discovery will save lives after surgery

Researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences have discovered that a blood-thinning drug, dabigatran, significantly reduces the risk of death, heart attack, stroke, and other heart or blood-vessel complications in patients following…

holding cannabis buds
April 20, 2018

Are there long-term effects to cannabis users?

Before the end of 2018, many Canadians will be able to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use in their communities. But, despite its impending widespread availability, there’s very little known…

Guillaume Pare, HHS researcher, explorer
April 11, 2018

Unlocking the code

By: Dr. Guillaume Paré Medical biochemist, Hamilton Health Sciences Senior Scientist, Population Health Research Institute Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University April marks the 15th anniversary…

Explorers of hospital to home technology
March 13, 2018

Ground-breaking project aims to minimize complications after cardiac surgery

A ground-breaking project is underway at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) to address a major medical issue in Canada and around the world: too many patients develop…

Michael McGillion, Nurse Scientist, Explorer
March 7, 2018

From hospital to home

Imagine having a major surgery and being able to go home only days later. We know that people recover better in their own surroundings, where they’re most comfortable. But, there’s…

Mike McGillion, Nurse Scientist, Explorer
March 2, 2018

The technological revolution of healthcare

By: Dr. Michael McGillion Nurse scientist, Population Health Research Institute Associate professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University Like most health care professionals, I became a nurse to make a difference….

Dr. Guillaume Pare, medical biochemist, explorer
March 1, 2018

Discovering a new way to predict early heart disease

Researchers in Hamilton have developed a genetic test that is five times more accurate than the current standard method in predicting early coronary artery disease (CAD) in young adults. “This…

Katie Porter, Explorer, HHS Research Administration
March 1, 2018

Exploring a healthier community together

By: Katie Porter, Director of Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), research isn’t something that happens on the outskirts of health care. Health care and research…

Dr. Rosalyn Juergens, Oncologist, Researcher, Explorer
March 1, 2018

The new generation of lung cancer treatment

At age 69, Ed Wand had a heart attack. It came as a surprise – he’d been healthy his entire life. Unfortunately, the trip to the hospital brought about more…

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