Advancing burns treatment and research at Hamilton Health Sciences
HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is investing in burn services to improve access and outcomes for Ontarians with burn injuries. As one of just two burn centres in the province, ensuring access to quality, specialized burn care in the Hamilton-Niagara region and beyond is critical.
To enable the development of a world-class burn program, HHS is welcoming a new leader to oversee the long-term growth and sustainability of burn services. The position of medical director, Burns will be assumed by Dr. Marc Jeschke, who is also joining HHS as vice president, Research effective July 4.
Dr. Jeschke, a surgeon and researcher, is a world-renowned expert in translational research and burn care. He has also been appointed as a professor of surgery at McMaster University.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the exceptional team at HHS and McMaster University, and building a program to deliver cutting edge care for burn patients from our community,” says Dr. Jeschke.
Under Dr. Jeschke’s leadership, HHS will partner with McMaster to establish a new burn research program within the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TAaRI), located at the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute on the campus of Hamilton General Hospital (HGH). Dr. Jeschke’s burn research lab is supported by a gift from Charles and Margaret Juravinski through the Juravinski Research Institute.”
The program will enable on-going exploration into novel burn therapies and innovation, including the use of stem cell and skin regeneration techniques. It will include a burn research lab, within which more than 2,500 burn tissue samples will be stored to support research activities. Together, the research and clinical programs will enable a “bench to bedside” approach, where research and patient care inform one another in real-time, meaning patients can benefit from advancements sooner.
“By combining quality care and research, patients will benefit from novel treatments and cutting-edge technology,” says Dr. Jeschke.
All aspects of the burn program will reside on the HGH campus, which is important given the hospital’s designation as a regional trauma centre.
To read more about Dr. Jeschke, click here.
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