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Medical Affairs

What this service does...

Medical Affairs provides a number of services to support the relationship between St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and the members of our Professional Staff (physicians, dentists and midwives).  Our goal is to create and contribute to effective governance, credentialing, planning, monitoring and improving the quality of patient care and resource utilization across all of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.

Our department offers the following services to our patients, families and staff:

  • Medical Affairs – Medical Affairs assists in the coordination of Resident and Medical Student requests to grow and experience at SJHH. Linked closely with the Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Visiting Electives programs at McMaster University, we are committed to helping medical students develop the skills and expertise required to achieve their goals. 


Dr. Gregory Rutledge Deputy Chief of Staff Tel: 905-522-1155 ext. 35001
Huyam Abdelhalim Manager, Medical Affairs & Medical Education Tel: 905-522-1155 ext. 33812
Dr. Sarah Jarmain Chief of Staff & VP Medical and Academic Affairs Tel: 905-522-1155 ext. 35001
Gail Fennell Medical Affairs Coordinator Tel: 905-522-1155 ext. 32767
Reesa Campbell Executive Assistant Tel: 905- 522- 1155 ext. 35001

Medical Learners Resources

Please see the following for more information regarding our policies and useful links for Learners

Observership Policy 122-MED

Policy 007 - Job Shadowing