History

The MacHANd Group was established in 2007 as a result of the partnership and collaboration between the School of Rehabilitation Science and the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. The MacHANd Group's common interest in hand and upper limb related injuries, diseases, disorders, and conditions brings together a multi-disciplinary team of anaesthetists, hand therapists, kinesiologists, nerve specialists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, physiotherapists, plastic surgeons, radiologists, researchers, and scientists.

High-quality clinical services are offered at sophisticated facilities located at Hamilton Health Sciences family of hospitals and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. First-class research is conducted at the MacHAND (McMaster Hand, Arm, Neck Disability) Lab, as well as the microsurgery lab at St. Joseph's Hospital and molecular biology lab at McMaster University.

The members of the MacHANd Group are experts in disorders of the hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder, and offer a range of specialized health care services, including arthroscopy, manual therapy, microsurgery, and reconstruction. As leaders in hand and upper limb research, the MacHANd Group contributes to the advancement of health care through collaborative research and conducts and publishes clinical research supported by numerous funding agencies, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

As part of an on-going commitment to education, the MacHANd Group holds Grand Rounds three times a year and an annual educational symposium. The MacHANd Group also welcomes opportunities for students to take an active part in its members’ research programs.

Mission Statement

To promote research and clinical services related to hand and upper limb injury and disease through excellence in collaborative research and service initiatives.

Core Members

Bain, James

Program:

Division of Plastic Surgery

Room:

HSC 4E16

Phone:

(905) 521-2100 ext. 73222

Email:

N/A
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Hynes, Nicolas

Program:

Division of Plastic Surgery

Room:

199 MacNab St. S.

Phone:

(905) 645-5640

Email:

N/A
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Levis, Carolyn

Program:

Division of Plastic Surgery

Room:

G820 - 50 Charlton Ave. E.

Phone:

(905) 522-1155 ext. 34969

Email:

N/A
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MacDermid, Joy

Program:

School of Rehab. Science

Room:

IAHS-429

Phone:

(905) 525-9140 ext 22524

Email:

macderj@mcmaster.ca
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Moro, Jaydeep

Program:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Room:

505-1 Young Street

Phone:

(905) 540-8448

Email:

N/A
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Rajaratnam, Krishan

Program:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Room:

M5-414 Victoria Ave. N.

Phone:

(905) 526-8430

Email:

N/A
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Thoma, Achilleas

Program:

Division of Plastic Surgery

Room:

101-206 James St. S.

Phone:

(905) 523-0019

Email:

N/A
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Associate Members

Finlay, Karen

Program:

Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Room:

711 Concession St.

Phone:

N/A

Email:

N/A
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Harish, Srinivasan

Program:

Department of Radiology

Room:

50 Charlton Ave E.

Phone:

N/A

Email:

N/A
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O'Neil, John

Program:

Department of Radiology

Room:

50 Charlton Ave. E.

Phone:

N/A

Email:

N/A
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Vallely, Michael

Program:

Physiotherapy

Room:

304/5 - 883 Up. Wentworth St.

Phone:

(905) 389-8772

Email:

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Last NameFirst NameDisciplinePrimary Location
AldersonMonicaOccupational TherapySt. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
AyeniOlufemiOrthopaedic SurgeryMcMaster University Medical Centre
BallPamOccupational TherapyHamilton General Hospital
BentleyToddPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationSt. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
BlainAlisonAnaesthesiaHamilton General Hospital
BuckleyNormAnaesthesiaMcMaster University Medical Centre
ChiavarasMary MargaretRadiologyHamilton General Hospital
ChoudorHemaRadiologyHamilton General Hospital
DeMatteoCaroleOccupational TherapyMcMaster University
FraserVickiPhysiotherapyHamilton General Hospital
GalantLisaOccupational TherapyHamilton General Hospital
HainesTedOccupational MedicineMcMaster University
HarveyDavidPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Juravinski Hospital
HarveyJaniceSports MedicineMcMaster University
JurriaansErikRadiologyJuravinski Hospital
KeirPeterKinesiologyMcMaster University
LeeLowanaOccupational TherapyMcMaster University Medical Centre
MaizlinZeevRadiologyMcMaster University Medical Centre
McRaeMatthewPlastic SurgerySt. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
PackhamTaraOccupational TherapyHamilton General Hospital
ParasuNaveenRadiologyJuravinski Hospital
RobinsonDavidSports MedicineMcMaster University
ShanthannaHarsha AnaesthesiaMcMaster University Medical Centre
StewartKellyOccupational TherapySt. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
WilliamsRyanPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationMcMaster University

Contact Us

Note: For clinical or patient referral inquiries, please visit the Clinical Service page.

For RESEARCH or EDUCATION inquiries only, please contact:

Margaret Lomotan, Research Coordinator
School of Rehabilitation Science
Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Rm. 403
McMaster University
1400 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7

Phone:   (905) 525-9140 ext 27328
Fax:        (905) 524-0069
Email:    lomotam@mcmaster.ca

 

General Information

Mailing Address:

MacHANd (c/o Margaret Lomotan)
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7

Phone:

(905) 525-9140 Ext: 27328 - FOR EDUCATION OR RESEARCH INQUIRIES ONLY


Fax:

(905) 524-0069


Email:

lomotam@mcmaster.ca


Directions:

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