McMaster University

McMaster University

Resident Spotlight: Robert McCloy III

Published: October 15, 2013

Dr. Robert McCloy III is a fourth year resident at McMaster University. He graduated with Honours from the University of Waterloo's Kinesiology and Pre-Health Bachelor of Science program. While there, he served on the Senate Undergraduate Council and developed a novel surgical model for studying calcium metabolism in skeletal muscle. He was the recipient of CIHR, Ontario Graduate, President's Graduate and other research scholarships, internships, and awards before entering his Masters of Science at the University of Waterloo in muscle biophysics and chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Russ Tupling.

Dr. McCloy completed his Doctorate of Medicine at McMaster University before joining McMaster's postgraduate Orthopedic Surgical training program. His major subspecialty and research interests are focused on reconstructive joint and limb surgery as well as complex oncologic reconstructions. He is recognized by his peers and patients for his accomplishments in and outside of the OR - and is particularly appreciated for his compassion for patients with complex psychosocial or mental health needs, his communication skills and his dedication to learning and teaching.

Outside of work, Dr McCloy has competed in national level sport. He enjoys a diverse array of hobbies including construction, wood and steel work, stained glass, interior design, aviation, and the art of artisan bread and pastry baking. He is a professional photographer and has built and designed a number of impressive projects - including elaborate stained glass ornaments and lamps, fine cabinetry, a grandfather clock, wrought-iron fences, and complex decking projects.

He has been well supported by his loving family and friends, as well as the mentorship and guidance of Dr. Russ Tupling, Dr. Ben Deheshi, and Dr. Michelle Ghert. He appreciates and credits these individuals with his continued and ongoing success.

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