Dr. Leilani Famorca

Division of Rheumatology

Leilani Famorca

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine







Educational and Professional Standing

Dr. Leilani Famorca is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, McMaster University. 

Dr. Famorca graduated with a Medical Degree from Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines. She completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology fellowship at McMaster University, and is certified with both Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and American Board of Internal Medicine.

She did another year of fellowship training in Vasculitis at McMaster University.

She is presently practicing general rheumatology in both the community and Hamilton Health sciences with a special interest in vasculitis.

Selected Publications

  1. Famorca L, Twilt M, Barra L, Bakowsky V, Benseler S, Cabral D, Carette S, Dhindsa N, Fifi-Mah A, Goulet M, Khalidi N, Khraishi M, McGeoch L, Milman N, Pineau C, Shojania K, Taylor-Gjevre R, Towheed T, Trudeau J, Yacyshyn E, Liang P, Pagnoux C; Canadian Vasculitis network (CanVasc). Development of Canadian Recommendations for the Management of ANCA-Associated Vasculitides: Results of the National Needs Assessment Questionnaire. Open Rheumatol J. 2015 Apr 14;9:16-20.
  2. McGeoch L,Twilt M, Famorca L, Bakowsky V, Barra L, Benseler SM, Cabral DA, Carette S, Cox GP, Dhindsa N, Dipchand CS, Fifi-Mah A, Goulet M, Khalidi N, Khraishi MM, Liang P, Milman N, Pineau CA, Reich HN, Samadi N, Shojania K, Taylor-Gjevre R, Towheed TE, Trudeau J, Walsh M, Yacyshyn E, Pagnoux C; Canadian Vasculitis Research Network. CanVasc Recommendations for the Management of Antineutrophil Cytoplasm Antibody-associated Vasculitides. J Rheumatol. 2016 Jan;43(1):97-120.
  3. Co- author; Essential Imaging in Rheumatology 2015;Part 7 Connective Tissue Disease (ISBN 978-1-4939-1672-6 / ISBN 978-1-4939-1673-3).