Harriette Van Spall
Associate Professor, Medicine

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Cardiologist, Hamilton Health Sciences
Scientist, Population Health Research Institute
Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Adjunct Scientist, ICES (Cardiovascular Research Program)

Currently Accepting Graduate Students

Education and Professional Standing
Dr. Van Spall obtained Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees, and postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography at the University of Toronto. She then obtained a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She is appointed in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University.

Clinical activities
Dr. Van Spall is a full-time cardiologist in the Department of Medicine. Her clinical activities are in Echocardiography, Heart Failure, and Cardiac Critical Care. She is involved in teaching and mentoring residents and fellows in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography.

Research interests
Dr. Van Spall is a scientist in the Knowledge Translation and Heart Failure programs at the Population Health Research Institute. Her research, supported primarily by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, is in health systems improvement pertaining to cardiovascular disease. She mentors postgraduate research fellows, graduate students, and medical residents in health services research. She has garnered more than $4.0 million in research funding, has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals, including JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the College of Reviewers at CIHR and serves as an editorial board member or associate editor at several journals.
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