Division of General Internal Medicine

Hugh Fuller


Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine


Education and Professional Standing

Hugh Fuller did his undergraduate training at Guy's Hospital Medical School, University of London, England, followed by Internal Medicine training at University of Toronto and McMaster University. After five years in practice as a General Internist he returned to McMaster to train in Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Research Methodology. This started a career in Academic Critical Care at McMaster University and St Joseph's Healthcare culminating in being appointed Director of the Regional Critical Care Program, and Head of Intensive Care at St Joe's. Hugh retired from Critical Care in 1999 and returned to Academic General Internal Medicine and medical administration at St Joe's.

Current responsibilities include: 

  • Vice-President, Academic and Medical Affairs, St. Joseph's Healthcare
  • Chief of Staff, St. Joseph's Healthcare

Academic Interests

The investigation of patient safety and medical error, and implementation of safety initiatives within the hospital environment.

  • Patient outcomes evaluation in all clinical areas
  • Application of international perspectives on Medical Education

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