McMaster University

McMaster University

Division of Neonatology: Baby's hand holding finger
Contact Information
Dr. Salhab el Helou
Associate Professor, Neonatology
Division Head and Medical Director, NICU
 

Health Sciences Centre

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON   L8S 4K1

 
Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 73490  
Fax: 905-521-5007  
Email: elhelos@mcmaster.ca  

Division of Neonatology

About Neonatology

The Neonatal Division currently comprises 10 full-time neonatologists who operate clinically in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children's Hospital. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 47-bed, tertiary level facility, which is the referral centre for a catchment area of 2.2 million and 27,000 births. The NICU has approximately 950 admissions annually, with an average length of stay of 16.4 days and an average occupancy rate of 80%.

The research profile of the Division and its exemplary productivity is a reflection of the collaborative efforts of its current members, and graduates of the program. The faculty are an integral part of the administrative framework of McMaster Children's Hospital and provide consultative services to health care professionals, both within the hospital and in the region.

Members of the Division are highly recognized for their leadership in a number of national and international organizations, their educational contributions, and the development of the first clinical nurse specialist/neonatal practitioner program in Canada, through their collaboration with the School of Nursing.

The NICU also supports continued educational development for staff through several education days and sessions, e.g. the Clinical Nurse Specialist program, the ACNP Program, Pediatric Residence program, etc.

Neonatology Education

Click here for a complete listing of the Division's educational events including: Journal Club, Neonatal Seminars, Practice Rounds, Resident Teaching Sessions and more...

Neonatology Research

The Division is active in several areas of neonatal research including: Nutrition, Growth and Metabolism; Placenta Perfusion, Artificial Placenta and more...

Division Members

Dr. Salhab el Helou
Associate Professor, Neonatology
Division Head and Medical Director, NICU

Dr. Enas El Gouhary
Assistant Clinical Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Christoph Fusch
Professor, Neonatology
Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology

Dr. Michael Marrin
Associate Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Amit Mukerji
Assistant Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Edward Pugh
Assistant Clinical Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Samira Samiee
Assistant Clinical Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Sandesh Shivananda
Associate Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Jennifer Twiss

Assistant Clinical Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab
Assistant Professor, Neonatology

Dr. Connie Williams
Assistant Professor, Neonatology

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Bosco Paes
Professor Emeritus, Neonatology

Dr. Saroj Saigal
Professor, Neonatology

Dr. John Watts
Professor, Neonatology

What's New

Neonatal Research Program

Learn more about the research activities, student opportunities, and recent accomplishments in McMaster's Divison of Neonataology by visiting the new Neonatal Research website.


Masters Student Awarded Top Prize

Erin Landau-Crangle (MSc student supervised by Dr. Chris Fusch) has been selected as the McMaster candidate to attend the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Training Program (CCHCSP) and the Council for Canadian Child Health Research (CCCHR) Join Sumposium in Halifax in June 2015.


40th Anniversary of NICU and Growth & Development Clinic

What began in 1973 with a small group of physicians and staff has become an internationally respected program for evidence-based medicine and outstanding care for the community’s premature infants.

(Read the whole story: A Reason to Celebrate)


RESIN Study

The RESIN study (Resuscitation and Early Stabilization Improvement in Newborns), is the largest project currently underway in the NICU.

Find out how the study aims to provide better care for preterm babies and learn a little more about the faculty behind the project.

(Read the whole stody: Improving Patient Care)


Jack Sinclair Chair in Neonatology

Dr. Christoph Fusch is the inaugural Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation/Jack Sinclair chair in neonatolgoy.

Find out how he and his team of clinicians and researchers are helping babies who are born severely premature to live longer and better through the introduction and evaluation of gentle effective care.

(Read the whole story: Raising The Bar)


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