Key Contacts

Program Assistant

Ann-Marie Turner
Program Assistant,
PM&R Residency Program
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.,
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Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

905.521.2100 x73219

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

About the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, Chief of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

In 2009, the Regional Rehabilitation Centre opened its doors to centralize Rehabilitation services to residents of Hamilton and surrounding area. It currently houses inpatient Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord, and Amputee rehabilitation programs for a total of 112 inpatient beds.

Our residents spend the majority of their core rotations here which also enables them participate in robust outpatient Physiatry clinics. Our current outpatient visits per year surpass 30,000 and include Musculoskeletal and Interventional Physiatry treatment. The majority of academic events and meetings, such as the weekly Academic half day and the annual OSCE examination, take place here and it is considered the Physiatry Residents’ “home base”.

The building is also physically connected to the Hamilton General Hospital, which is the region’s trauma centre. This enables the residents involvement in acutely injured individuals’ care, as well as close collaboration with the specialties of Neurology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Radiology.

Lastly, the centre is approximately 10-15 minute drive from all of the other major hospitals in Hamilton, which permits relatively easy commutes and attendance of other rotations and electives.