McMaster University

McMaster University

Jennifer Twiss

Jennifer Twiss, McMaster, NeonatologyDr. Jennifer Twiss is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and is the NICU Clinical Fellow Lead.

Dr. Twiss was a Resident in the McMaster DeGroote School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics from 2006-2010. Before arriving in Hamilton, she completed an Honors BSc in Biology and Philosophy at Dalhousie University, and a year of Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. She earned her medical degree from the University of Calgary; followed by a one-year Family Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax. After her residency at McMaster she accepted a fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, which she completed in June 2013. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters degree in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety through Queen’s University.

As a clinician her interests lie in neonatal follow-up and long-term development post discharge from the NICU, and healthcare quality improvement and patient safety. Within the scope of quality improvement, she has a particular interest in communication and medical handover and is working on a research project entitled ‘Form Revision Enabling Structured Handover in Sick Kids NICU: the FRESH quality improvement’.

During the four years of her residency in Hamilton, Dr. Twiss volunteered as a physician with the city’s largest immigrant settlement agency. She also supported the Catholic Children’s Aid Society as an educator with the organization’s Substance Use and Addiction program for teens.

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