Division of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Michelle Welsford, Division Director of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Michelle Welsford is the Division Director for
Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine.


Mission: To foster world class research, education and leadership in Emergency Medicine with a strong focus on clinical applicability

Every year, over 200,000 people in the Hamilton region receive treatment in our four Emergency Departments and Community Health Centre by one of our 60 Emergency Physicians.

To enhance clinical care the Division is active in developing continuing professional development that focuses on knowledge transfer – taking the best evidence published in the literature and bringing it to the clinical decision making process for the best patient care. 

Central to the Division is the education and training of future physicians. There is a clinical clerkship with a comprehensive curriculum of clinical experience, skills workshops, large group and small group learning. Residency education is provided in both streams, the CCFP(EM) and the Royal College, educating specialists in Emergency Medicine.

Read more about our Mission Statement here.

If you need to talk to someone about
FRCP Residency Program, PGY 1 Core Rotations or Electives for residents

If you need to talk to someone about
CCFP Residency Programs

If you need to talk to someone about
Undergraduate Clerkship and Medical Student electives

Teresa Vallera,
Program Administrator
905.521.2100 X 76207

Julia Smerilli
Education Associate
905.521.2100 X76993

PGY1 Core Rotation and Electives:
Anne Gaetan
Education Associate
 905.521.2100 X73136

Melissa Hymers,
Administrative Co-ordinator
905.525.9140 X 73547

Amber Leedham,
Education Associate
905.521.2100 X 73542