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IFCC Executive Board: 2021-2023 Biographies

Dr Stephen HILL, Regional Federation Representative -  NAFCC 

McMaster University Medical Centre, Rm 2N30
1200 Main St. West
Hamilton L8N 3Z5, Canada

Dr. Stephen HILL, PhD, FCACB began his career in laboratory medicine as a medical laboratory technologist, and then earned a BSc and PhD in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton Canada. Since 1990, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster, currently serving as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Hill has a strong interest in education at all levels; undergraduate science and medicine, graduate, and post-doctoral. As the program director of the post-doctoral training program in Clinical Biochemistry at McMaster, he has overseen the training of more than twenty clinical biochemistry fellows and residents over 12 years. He has been the course coordinator for an undergraduate course in clinical biochemistry for biochemistry and life science students for 20 years. He is a tutor in the problem-based undergraduate medicine program.

Dr. Hill has served a number of professional representative roles in Canada, including treasurer and president of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists, board chair of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, and secretary and president of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

Dr. Hill’s research interests include novel biomarkers of Cystic Fibrosis and understanding the sweat metabolome, as well as evidence-based and effective use of clinical chemistry testing, especially in the pediatric setting, and biomarkers of cardiac injury.

He is pleased to serve as the NAFCC representative on the IFCC board; to promote the views and interests of the NAFCC within the IFCC, and equally important, to promote the views and Interests of the IFCC in North America.

Stephen is married and lives in Hamilton. He is a sailor and skier. He is an active volunteer with the Able Sail program at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, a program that teaches persons with disabilities to sail and to enjoy freedom of sailing.

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