Hamilton Health Sciences
Medical Advisory Committee

Medical Advisory Committee
About the Chair
Assistant to the Chair:
Margaret Stewart
phone 905.521.2100 ext. 46698
Dr. Paul Miller
The Chair is appointed by the Board for a 3 year term (renewable once). The Chair will provide leadership in the establishment of an interdisciplinary approach to patient and family-centered care and service and work to create an environment that promotes commitment to continuous improvement of patient outcomes. The role is defined by both the Public Hospitals Act and our Corporate Bylaws. The Chair of the MAC is a member of the Board of HHS and a number of quality and policy committees throughout HHS.

Currently, the position is held by Dr. Paul Miller. Paul is an Emergency Physician (FRCP 2006) and also works in Palliative care. He is the co-director of Medically Assisted Dying at HHS. His training includes a Masters in Health Administration (Toronto: MHSc 2007) and executive leadership training at Rotman. He has a Green Belt in LEAN quality improvement..
About the MAC
The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) is accountable to the Board of Directors in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act. The committee is in place to promote the highest standards of medical care and professionalism throughout the hospital. The MAC has a number of subcommittees which provides for leadership opportunities for physicians and service to monitor and improve policies and quality initiatives. These subcommittees include:
  • Credentials
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T)
  • Death Review
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Medical Directives and Authorizing Mechanisms (MAMS)
  • Health Records
  • Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB)

  • The MAC provides general supervision over the practice of medicine, dentistry and midwifery in the hospital and is an important link to addressing issues that impact Professional Staff members (physicians, dentists and midwives) clinically and professionally. The MAC makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning matters prescribed by the Public Hospitals Act including:
  • The quality of care provided in the Hospitals by the Professional Staff
  • The By-Laws respecting any Professional Staff
  • Privileges granted to each member of the Professional Staff
  • Appointment and reappointment to the Professional Staff
  • The dismissal, suspension or restrictions of privileges of any member of the Professional Staff

  • The MAC also facilitates the development and maintenance of Rules and Regulations, Policies and ethical guidelines and procedures related to the roles of the Professional Staff.

    MAC Subcommittees
    Medical Authorizing Mechanisms
    Pam Hewitson & Cindy Hamielec
    Order Sets Committee
    Rob Lloyd
    Joanne Wright
    Leslie Cicero
    David Millar
    Organ/Tissue Donation
    Isabel Hayward & Nancy Glover
    Clinical Ethics
    Andrea Frolic
    Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board
    Fred Spencer & Mark Inman
    Death Review
    Paul Miller
    Health Records
    Dereck Hunt
    Regional Transfusion Medicine
    Ted Warkentin
    Pharmacy & Therapeutics
    Farzin Visram
    Sue Alderson
    Marita Tonkin
    Nancy Nesathurai
    Regional Infection Prevention & Control
    Dominik Mertz
    Paul Miller
    Medical Education
    Alison Fox-Robichaud
    MAC Chair
    Paul Miller
    Is there something more you would like to see?
    Tell us your ideas about what you would like to see featured in your department page.
    Contact Margaret Stewart at email or at phone extension 46698
    Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

    Disclaimer: Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) offers Google Translate to better facilitate access for our community. However, HHS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of translations. Any and all health information should be verified by a health care professional.