Division of Emergency Medicine

Melissa Hayward


Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine





Academic and Clinical Interests

Dr. Hayward is a staff emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  She has completed extensive training in emergency targeted sonography and is currently the co-lead physician of the St. Joseph’s Emergency Targeted Sonography Program. 

Her academic interests revolve around ultrasound application in the postgraduate and continuing medical education settings.  She also has interest in quality assurance and continuous quality improvement in emergency ultrasound.

Selected Publications

  1. Hayward M, Marshall T, Welsford M, Eby R, Ha M, Pardhan A, Fan J, Sherbino J, Upadhye S, Niglas M, Kuuskne M, Healey A.  Ultrasound technologist impression versus radiologist final report for ultrasounds ordered from the emergency department: are there discrepancies?  Abstract and Poster, CAEP 2011.