Dr. Jennifer Twiss is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and is the NICU Clinical Fellow Lead.
Dr. Twiss was a Resident in the McMaster DeGroote School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics from 2006-2010. Before arriving in Hamilton, she completed an Honors BSc in Biology and Philosophy at Dalhousie University, and a year of Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. She earned her medical degree from the University of Calgary; followed by a one-year Family Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax. After her residency at McMaster she accepted a fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, which she completed in June 2013. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters degree in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety through Queen’s University.
As a clinician her interests lie in neonatal follow-up and long-term development post discharge from the NICU, and healthcare quality improvement and patient safety. Within the scope of quality improvement, she has a particular interest in communication and medical handover and is working on a research project entitled ‘Form Revision Enabling Structured Handover in Sick Kids NICU: the FRESH quality improvement’.
During the four years of her residency in Hamilton, Dr. Twiss volunteered as a physician with the city’s largest immigrant settlement agency. She also supported the Catholic Children’s Aid Society as an educator with the organization’s Substance Use and Addiction program for teens.