Division of Neurology

Welcome to Neurology

Dr. Wes Oczkowski, 
    Division Director of Neurology

Dr. Wes Oczkowski is Director of the Division of Neurology
McMaster University's Department of Medicine.

Welcome to the Division of Neurology website.  The Division of Neurology is situated administratively in the Department of Medicine, and presently comprises 32 full-time, part-time and emeritus faculty.  We are active in all four of the main city hospitals and, through outreach programs, in several outlying areas.  The major in-patient and out-patient neurology service is located at the Hamilton General Hospital, with out-patient and in-patient consultation activity at McMaster University Medical Centre, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Clinic.

We have an active general neurology presence and sub-specialty clinics in many areas: neuromuscular disease and ALS, behavioural neurology, neuro-oncology, epilepsy, MS, movement disorders, headache, stroke and stroke prevention,andneuropsychiatry.  We have specialized expertise in neuro-critical care.  We interact with our colleagues in pediatric neurology, psychiatry, and neurosurgery, with colleagues in internal medicine and related subspecialties and with many of the fine neuroscientists and molecular and cellular biologists at McMaster.

We are research-intensive, with particular emphasis in neuromuscular disease and ALS, neuropsychiatry, brain trauma and brain restoration, vascular disease, and in the effects of electrical and magnetic brain stimulation, among others.

Our neurology residency program has grown and matured significantly over the years and is increasingly viewed as an environment of choice for the study of neurology.  Members of the Division participate actively in undergraduate medical education, in residency education – both in our neurology training program and in other residency programs that send rotators through neurology, in fellowship programs, and in CME.

We welcome you to explore further, and welcome enquiries.