McMaster University

McMaster University

Contact Information
Dr. Jeffrey Pernica
Division Head, Infectious Diseases
Health Sciences Centre, Room 3A57
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 77577
Nurse ext. 73098
Fax: 905-308-7548


Division of Infectious Diseases

About Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Disease (ID) in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University was established in 2009 with the arrival of Dr. Jeffrey Pernica.

Dr. Martha Fulford, who holds a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine, has also been providing pediatric ID care at McMaster for over ten years.

Division Members

Dr. Martha Fulford
Associate Professor

Dr. Sarah Khan
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jeffrey Pernica
Division Head
Associate Professor

Did You Know

Global Health Research

Researchers in the Division of Infectious Disease are enjoying the media spotlight after receiving a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health to support innovations to address pressing global health problems. The grant will support a clinical trial to simplify diagnosing intestinal infections in children in Botswana. More...

Global Health

Several faculty members from the Division of Infectious Diseases visited Gaborone, Botswana and have been involved in trainee education and clinical service. Several McMaster residents and medical students have also arranged electives, and faculty and students from University of Botswana have visited McMaster for education-related activities.

Outpatient Clinic Growth

The Infectious Disease pediatric outpatient clinic started in late 2009 and quickly grew. In 2012, we doubled our clinic space and are now able to provide even better, timely, quality care.

Travel Clinic

Dr. Martha Fulford has been instrumental in reviving the McMaster Travel Clinic. While officially under the aegis of the Department of Medicine, we are proud to offer pediatric-specific pre- and post-travel care.

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