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Stonechurch Family Health Centre

Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC) is a bustling and innovative family practice in the rapidly growing east Hamilton mountain community.  As one of McMaster University’s original residency teaching units, we are proud of our well-established excellence in learner-centred education.

Our diverse patient population and experienced educators offer residents an appropriate balance between clinical learning and structured teaching sessions.  Our inter-professional team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Lactation Consultant, Systems Navigator as well as in-house consultants:  Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Geriatricians, Internists and Sports Medicine specialist.


Our faculty physicians have a wide range of clinical, educational and research interests that include:

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • Information Technology
  • Low Risk Obstetrics
  • Mental Health
  • Office Surgical Procedures
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Care Research
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women’s Health


The horizontal elective is a popular component of the Family Medicine residency program.   Stonechurch offers a variety of horizontal elective opportunities within the unit scheduled with allied health and professional staff.  Horizontal elective opportunities are listed below.

  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pediatrics Clinic
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • INR Clinic
  • Geriatrics Clinic
  • IUD Clinic
  • Procedures Clinic


Stonechurch offers unique educational experiences and learning opportunities.  Resident Education Rounds are listed below.

  • Journal Club
  • Practice-Based Small Group Learning (PBSG)
  • Pregnancy Care Rounds
  • On-call Rounds
  • Pediatric Rounds
  • Sports Medicine Rounds
  • Learning Together Rounds
  • Consultant Rounds


Message from our Chiefs

"Stonechurch has been like another family. I'll always cherish my wonderful patient relationships”

Gil Yehudaiff, Former Chief Resident


"I'll always fondly remember my time at Stonechurch. Our preceptors are incredible physicians and mentors who truly take an interest in us and our patients. An amazing environment to learn comprehensive community family medicine in an academic setting."

Yan Sim, Former Chief Resident


“Stonechurch is like a second home, with wonderful mentors and plenty of opportunity to learn and to teach. There is a lot of opportunities to be involved and incredible support from all areas of allied health professionals. I would, in a heartbeat, recommend Stonechurch to any incoming residents!”

Mark Zhou, Former Chief Resident


Contact Information


1475 Upper Ottawa Street
Hamilton, ON  L8W 3J6


Dr. Danielle Derrington
Education Coordinator


Wendy Milburn
Clinical Education Associate


Donna Marfisi
Clinical Education Associate