Dr. Mike McGillion

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Mike McGillion Dr.

Current Positions

  • Associate Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing Research, McMaster University School of Nursing
  • Scientist, Perioperative and Surgical Research Program, PHRI
  • Member of Heart and Stroke Foundation Inaugural Pan-Canadian Council on Mission: Priorities, Advice, Science and Strategy


Dr. Michael McGillion is an internationally-recognized researcher in the area of persistent forms of cardiac pain such as refractory angina and unrelieved chest pain following successful revascularization procedures. Dr. McGillion was Chair of the Joint Canadian Cardiovascular Society – Canadian Pain Society guidelines for the management of refractory angina, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Currently, he is Principal Investigator of the largest CIHR-funded, international prospective cohort study to examine social and psychological predictors of chronic post-surgical pain following cardiac surgery. His current CIHR-funded research program focuses on remote automated monitoring and virtual recovery support for people recovering from cardiac and vascular surgery, decision support for people living with RFA, and global-scale, web-based dissemination of new evidence on persistent forms of cardiac pain. He has been recognized for his research and advocacy by receiving the Canadian Pain Society Early Career Award and the McMaster University Arch Award for outstanding contributions to society.

Publications are listed in chronological order by descending date. Link takes user to pubMed for publication details.