Division of Rheumatology

Lawrence E. Hart

MB.BCh, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FACR

Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine

Staff Rheumatologist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences

Head of Rheumatology and Director of Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Chedoke Site, Hamilton Health Sciences (1991-2003)

Director, Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Program, M.D. Admissions, McMaster University (2013-2017)

 

Education and Professional Standing

  • MB.BCh, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1976
  • Internships, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 1977
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, McMaster University, 1978-1981
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, McMaster University, 1982-1983
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School (University of London), Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, 1983-1984
  • Fellowship in Medical Editing and Writing, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1985
  • Canadian Medical Research Council Fellowship, Royal Postgraduate Medical School (University of London), Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, 1986-1987.
  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1983
  • FRCPC, Internal Medicine, 1986
  • Diploma in Sport Medicine, Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 1990

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Hart’s areas of special interest include: the relationship between osteoarthritis and physical activity, the validation of outcome measures in the rheumatic diseases, and the epidemiology and management of soft tissue injuries. He is associate editor of the ACP Journal Club and Evidence-Based Medicine and he was founding editor of the Sport Medicine Journal Club in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.