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Contact Information

3E Clinic, McMaster University Medical Centre 3rd Floor, Yellow Section
(905) 521-2100, ext. 75013 Fax: (905) 521-2654

What services do we provide?

  • Provision of secondary and tertiary consultation care to infants, children and youth with problems related to nutrition and digestive disease
  • The clinic has special interest and expertise in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease- Crohn's disease and ulcertative colitis and liver disease.

Referral process 

  • The referral process is made through a direct referral from a pediatrician or family doctor to a specialist.
  • Referrals can be faxed directly to clinic. 905-521-2654

    Referral Forms can be accessed here:  PDF 

How to contact us 

  • The phone number is 905-521-5013 or 905-521-2100, ext. 75013
  • The fax number is 905-521-2654

Clinic hours

The clinic hours are Monday to Friday (closed on holidays)

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Urgent referrals

The clinics are not for emergencies. If your child needs to be seen on an urgent basis, please contact your family doctor or go to your local emergency department.

Changing your appointment

Please contact us as soon as possible, if you need to change your child's appointment or cancel the appointment.


If your child has a communicable disease such as Chicken Pox or has been in contact with someone with Chicken Pox, please call the clinic before you come to the hospital. 

What should you bring to the clinic?

  • Your child's health care - the Ministry of Health requires us to validate your health card.
  • Any x-rays or letters from your doctor
  • Any notes or questions that you may have

Interdisciplinary team

Dr. E. Ratcliffe

Dr. R. Issenman

Dr. H. Brill

Dr. M. Sherlock

Dr. N. Pai

Dr. M Zachos

Our philosophy 

Our philosophy is family-centered care. We strive to provide the best care possible. 


The Family Resource Library is located in the 3E clinic.  Volunteer staff are available to help families find information about their child's health or illness.  Pamphlets, books, and resources on internet are available. 

Quality Control

Every six months we survey families to ask your perceptions of care.

If you have concerns please contact Laura Babb, Clinical Manager.

Research and educational activities

For further information on research and educational activities, please link to 

For information on the Intestinal Disease Research Program at McMaster University, please link to:

The Pedi FETCh Research Trial:


Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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