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Message from Dr. James Paul, Department Chair

Dr. Richard McLeanDr. Richard (Dick) McLean will be retiring later this year in October after a distinguished career in anesthesia, research, critical care,
and medical administration.

Dick joined HHS in 1998 as the Chief of Anesthesia and as an Associate Professor at McMaster University.  Prior to that he worked
in leadership roles in critical care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  When he arrived in Hamilton, he was challenged with merging Hamilton Civics Department of Anesthesia with the Anesthesia Department at McMaster.  This was a challenge that he successfully shepherded and the group became one cohesive Department under the HHS umbrella.

After serving two terms as Chief of Anesthesia, he joined the hospital's executive team in 2009 as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality.  One of his key accomplishments in that role was his leadership in Continuous Quality Improvement and this work has resulted in over 1000 improvements in the hospital.

We congratulate Dick on his retirement and thank him for his many contributions to anesthesia, critical care, and hospital quality over his 34 year career.

Award and In The News

Message from Dr. Anne Wong

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Daniel Cordovani  who is the recipient of the Preceptor Teaching Award for Anesthesia from the graduating Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Class of 2018!

Dr. Cordovani will be invited to receive his award at the 2018 Oath Ceremony on Thursday May 24 2018.

Dr. Cordovani has also promoted our profession and department by encouraging our medical students, Rebekah Bauman, to write about anesthesia both for the CAS and for The Hamilton Spectator article,  "Anesthesiologists: The guard dogs of Medicine"

Congratulations, Dr. Cordovani !

Upcoming Events

Events: April 2018

Anesthesia Journal Club 
Thursday, April, 19, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
Title and Presenter - TBA 

Location: Burlington Golf and Country Club 
Please RSVP to Sally Perry at

Events: May 2018

36th Annual CAN-AM Clinical Anesthesia Conference 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 
Niagara Fallsview Resort 
6380 Fallsview Blvd.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
CAN-AM Info Link
CAN-AM Brochure


Rounds Schedule 2017-18

We are planning for the return of regularly scheduled rounds, please see the attached outlines for HHSC and SJH Rounds

HHSC Rounds Schedule 2017-2018


Rounds are subject to changes so please keep an eye on notices/email for communications.



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