We are Explorers


Finding a way for heart failure patients to live long healthy lives


Exploring autism at at the individual level


Making life better for joint replacement patients.


Finding a way to give all kids the same start to life

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. Stacey Marjerrison
September 21, 2018

Improving care for Indigenous children with cancer

Written By: Dr. Stacey Marjerrison, pediatric oncologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital and assistant clinical professor at McMaster University. Treating childhood cancer is an incredible privilege. Most days, I get to…

Dr. Terry Bennett, child psychiatrist, Explorer, making the race fair lead researcher
September 12, 2018

Making the Race Fair

In 2015 Sonja Baker’s family grew from three to five when she gave birth to twin girls. Even as newborns the twins, August and Violet, had very different personalities, but…

September 12, 2018

Hamilton researchers’ discovery challenges global dietary guidelines

Researchers at the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) & McMaster University Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) have made a discovery that challenges standard nutritional guidelines worldwide. The PURE study, which involved…

John Eikelboom, explorer, co-principal investigator of COMPASS
August 27, 2018

Cancer and heart disease: An unexpected discovery

Hamilton Health Sciences researchers have discovered that patients with heart disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding…

salted pretzels
August 27, 2018

Pass the salt: Average sodium intake proven safe, after all

When it comes to salt consumption – an ever-controversial topic in the world of nutrition and health – the old adage “everything in moderation” has proven to be true. Researchers…

Acting VP Research, Ted Scott
August 17, 2018

BLOG: Redefining research

By: Ted Scott, Acting Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer The dictionary definition of “researcher” is painfully self-explanatory: “someone who conducts research.” Based on my experience at Hamilton Health…

Dr. Harriette Van Spall, Explorer, cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences
August 8, 2018

Helping those with heart failure live long healthy lives

Carol has been an avid clogger for the past 20 years. What’s clogging, you ask? It’s a folk dance similar to tap dancing. Carol is part of a clogging group…

researcher analyzing a brain scan after a stroke
August 8, 2018

Creating a world without stroke

For decades, our teams have been tackling stroke head-on. Their discoveries have set the compass for how we treat and prevent stroke worldwide. Cutting stroke in half Can you imagine…

Stelios Georgiades, autism researcher, explorer
July 25, 2018

Autism research should be based on individual strengths

By: Dr. Stelios Georgiades Co-Director, McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) Scientist, Offord Centre for Child Studies Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Autism is challenging and complex. It…

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