Stem cell and skin regeneration: Hamilton Health Sciences creates world-class burn treatment program

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Published July 12, 2022 at 8:40 am

Stem cell and skin regeneration: Hamilton Health Sciences creates world-class burn treatment program
Hamilton Health Sciences is investing in burn services to improve access and outcomes. It will be located at the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario. (HHS photo)

One of Ontario’s only two burn centres is developing a world-class program to provide specialized treatment in the Hamilton-Niagara region and beyond.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is investing in burn services to improve access and outcomes, and it all begins with a new leader overseeing long-term growth and sustainability. Dr. Marc Jeschke has been named vice president of research and 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, HHS will partner with McMaster to establish a new burn research program within the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute, located at the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute on the campus of Hamilton General Hospital.

Stem cell and skin regeneration: Hamilton Health Sciences creates world-class burn treatment program

Dr. Marc Jeschke, VP, Research and Medical Director, Burns at HHS.


The program will enable ongoing 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.

The burn research lab is supported by a gift from Charles and Margaret Juravinski.

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