Markham Stouffville Hospital is committed to conducting research that improves care for our community. It is part of our strategic plan. We know that offering our patients the latest treatments and models of care provides them with access to the latest cutting-edge research, in the comfort of their community.
Studies have shown that conducting research in community hospitals enables patients to have access to better care, closer to home. And when patients are closer to family, friends and other support networks, their healthcare outcomes are better.
Research at Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham Stouffville Hospital has approximately 50 active research studies. We have several studies lead by our medical students and residents at the Family Medicine Teaching Unit, where our partnership with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) provides an outstanding learning and research experience.
Other areas of research include our Emergency Department, oncology, paediatrics and mental health, on diverse topics such as:
- Optimizing mother’s milk for preterm infants
- Early intervention for acute ischemic heart failure
- Expanding paramedicine in the community
- TrialNet: understanding the natural development of type 1 diabetes
Find out about some of our research achievements:
- Markham Review – Bedside PEWS
- CBC News article – Pets and patient care
- New England Journal of Medicine – AVERT study
Interested in learning more? See our What is research page.
If you would like to conduct a study at MSH, please contact the Office of Research.