Dr. Robert Ohle specializes in emergency medicine, acute aortic syndrome, and building research capacity. Co-champion Dr. Ravinder Jeet Singh specializes in stroke neurology. HSN has a dedicated Research Institute, is affiliated with Laurentian University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University and has academic partnerships with Cambrian College and Collège Boréal. HSN is one of three model sites for the Canadian Remote Access Framework for Clinical Trials (CRAFT) which provide clinical trials access for remote participants closer to their homes. This site serves patients in Northeastern Ontario, remote and rural areas that are traditionally under-serviced, and large Indigenous and Francophone populations. Research areas of interest include anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, HIV, infectious disease, nephrology, psychiatry, stroke, emergency medicine, and critical care.


Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC), Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CEDRRN), Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF), Canadian Research Network for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Interventions (CRN-ACHDi), Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (CSPIN), CanStroke Recovery Trials, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), Interventional Cardiology Network, Pan-Canadian Trial Network in Valvular Heart Disease (PACT-V Heart Valve Network), Canadian Nephrology Trials Network (CNTN), Diabetes Clinical Trial Network, Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCPCRC)