Dr. Hamstra Stanley

Stanley Hamstra


Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute


(416) 480-5504


Affiliated Hospital(s)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue
Room S651
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5


Dr. Hamstra joins the University of Toronto from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the USA. He also holds an adjunct appointment at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Stan’s primary research focus will be on correlating surgical performance and training to patient outcomes. While at the ACGME, Dr. Hamstra was responsible for research on the ACGME Milestones for resident physician progression and board eligibility. Dr. Hamstra works with various medical specialty societies, program director organizations, and specialty certification boards. His research addresses medical education broadly, including competency assessment for residency training programs, and developing administrative support for educational scholarship within academic health settings. Dr. Hamstra has also had faculty positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto Department of Surgery. He continues to work closely with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on developing policies regarding competency-based medical education for graduate medical education.

Ph.D. Visual Neuroscience, York University, Toronto.

Areas of Specialty and Research Interests