Division of Rheumatology

Lawrence E. Hart

MB.BCh, MSc, FRCPC, FACP

Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine

Staff Rheumatologist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences

Head of Rheumatology and Director of Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Chedoke Site, Hamilton Health Sciences (1991-2003)

 

Education and Professional Standing

  • MB.BCh, University of Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa , 1976
  • Internships, Addington Hospital , Durban , South Africa , 1977
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, McMaster University, 1978-1981
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, McMaster University, 1982-1983
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School ( University of London ), Hammersmith Hospital , London, England, 1983-1984
  • Fellowship in Medical Editing and Writing, CMAJ, 1985
  • Canadian Medical Research Council Fellowship, Royal Postgraduate Medical School ( University of London ), Hammersmith Hospital , London, England, 1986-1987.
  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University , 1983
  • FRCPC, Internal Medicine, 1986
  • FACP, Internal Medicine, 1989
  • Diploma in Sport Medicine, Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 1990

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Hart’s areas of special interest include: critical appraisal of the medical literature, the validation of outcome measures in the rheumatic diseases, and the epidemiology and management of soft tissue (including sport-related) injuries. He is associate editor of the ACP Journal Club and Evidence-Based Medicine and he is founding editor of the Sport Medicine Journal Club in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Selected Publications

  1. Hart LE. Measuring the pain of arthritis - validation of a new scale. Hamilton , Ontario : McMaster University, 1983. 116 pp. MSc. Thesis.
  2. Hart LE. Exercise and soft tissue injury. Bailliere's Clinical Rheumatology 1994;8(1):137-148.
  3. Hart LE. Arthritis. In: Basmajian JV and Banerjee SN, Editors.
  4. Clinical Decision Making in Rehabilitation. Churchill Livingstone, 1996;203-222.
  5. Lineker SC, Badley EM, Charles CA, Hart LE, Streiner DL.Defining morning stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol 1999;26(5):1052-1057.
  6. Hart LE. Evidence-based sports medicine. In: Kumbhare DA and Basmajian JV, Editors.Decision Making and Outcomes in Sports Rehabilitation.Churchill Livingstone, 2000;3-10.
  7. Hart LE. Arthritis and exercise. In: Kumbhare DA and Basmajian JV, Editors.Decision Making and Outcomes in Sports Rehabilitation. Churchill Livingstone, 2000;89-98.