McMaster University

McMaster University

Stephen Hill


Associate Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Clinical Pathology

Program Director, Clinical Biochemistry Training Program

Associate Member, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

McMaster University
2N30 Health Sciences Centre
905-521-2100 x 76595

Assistant: Cindy Bailey

Dr Hill

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • FCACB (Fellow of Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry), 1990
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario, 1985
  • BSc, Honours Biochemistry, 1978


Research Focus

  • Biomarkers of cardiac injury
  • Evidence-based laboratory medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Core and automated laboratories

Academic Interests

  • Director, Post-Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Biochemistry
  • MF Tutor, Undergraduate MD Program
  • Professor, Clinical Biochemistry (Biochem 3H03), Department of Biochemistry

Selected Publications

Kavsak PA, Hill SA, Bhanich Supapol W, Devereaux PJ, Worster A Biomarkers for Predicting Serious Cardiac Outcomes at 72 Hours in Patients Presenting Early after Chest Pain Onset with Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndromes. Clin Chem. 2011 Sep 20 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21933901

Kavsak PA, Walsh M, Srinathan S, Thorlacius L, Lurati Buse G, Botto F, Pettit S, McQueen MJ, Hill SA, Thomas S, Mrkobrada M, Alonso-Coello P, Berwanger O, Biccard BM, Cembrowski G, Chan MTV, Chow CK, de Miguel A, Garcia M, Graham MM, Jacka MJ, Kueh JH, Li SCH, Lit LCW, Martínez-Brú C, Naidoo P, Nagele P, Pearse RM, Rodseth RN, Sessler DI, Sigamani A, Szczeklik W, Tiboni M, Villar JC, Wang CY, Xavier S, Devereaux PJ. High Sensitivity Troponin T (TnT hs) concentrations in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: A prospective cohort study.  Clin Biochem. 2011; 44:1273 -1277 PMID: 21640092

Karthikeyan G, Moncur RA, Levine O, Heels-Ansdell D, Chan MTV, Alonso-Coello P, Yusuf S, Sessler D, Villar JC, Berwanger O, McQueen M, Mathew A, Hill S, Gibson S, Berry C, Yeh M-H, Devereaux PJ. Is a preoperative brain natriuretic peptide of N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide measurement an idependent predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes within 30 days of noncardiac surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;54:1599-1606.

Rodriguez-Capote K, Balion CM, Hill SA, Cleve R, Yang L, El Sharif A. Utility of Urine myogloobin for the prediction of acute renal failure in patients with suspected rhabdomyolysis: a systemic review. Clin Chem 2009;55:2190-2197.

Hill SA, Cleve R, Carlisle E, Young E, McQueen MJ. Intra-individual variability in Troponin T concentration in dialysis patients. Clin Biochem 2009; 42:991-995.

Balion C, Santaguida PL, Hill S, Worster A, McQueen M, Oremus M, McKelvie R, Booker L, Fagbemi J, Reichert S, Raina P. Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 142 (Prepared by the McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Center under contract No. 290-02-0020) AHRQ publication No. 06-E014. Rockville MD: Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research 2006 September.

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