Derek Haaland, MSc, MD, FRCPC

The Waterside Clinic

125 Bell Farm Road

Suite 203
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4M 6L2


Specialty: Rheumatology


Research Interests: Allergies, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Giant Cell Arteritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rhinitis, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Spondyloarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Tendinitis & Bursitis


Dr. Derek Haaland is a board certified rheumatologist and Medical Director at The Waterside Clinic. Dr. Haaland has been conducting clinical trials since 2008 and has experience in over 35 phase II, III, and IV clinical trials, with disease conditions including acne, ankylosing spondylitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and urticaria (hives). Additional research interests include allergies, asthma, connective tissue disease, fibromyalgia, inflammatory myopathies, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rhinitis, scleroderma, tendinitis, bursitis, and vasculitis.

Dr. Haaland is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the McMaster University Department of Medicine, and an Instructor for the McMaster University Internal Medicine Program.


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Clowse ME, Wallace DJ, Furie RA, Petri MA, Pike MC, Leszczy?ski P, Neuwelt CM, Hobbs K, Keiserman M, Duca L, Kalunian KC, Galateanu C, Bongardt S, Stach C, Beaudot C, Kilgallen B, Gordon C; EMBODY Investigator Group. Efficacy and safety of epratuzumab in moderately to severely active systemic lupus erythematosus: results from two phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Arthritis Rheumatol 2017 Feb; 69(2): 362-75. PMID: 27598855 / doi: 10.1002/art.39856

Ocampo V, Haaland D, Legault K, Mittoo S, Aitken E. Successful treatment of recurrent pleural and pericardial effusions with tocilizumab in a patient with systemic lupus erythematous. BMJ Case Rep 2016 Aug 8; 2016. PMID: 27503940 / doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-215423

Gordon KB, Blauvelt A, Papp KA, Langley RG, Luger T, Ohtsuki M, Reich K, Amato D, Ball SG, Braun DK, Cameron GS, Erickson J, Konrad RJ, Muram TM, Nickoloff BJ, Osuntokun OO, Secrest RJ, Zhao F, Mallbris L, Leonardi CL; UNCOVER-1 Study Group; UNCOVER-2 Study Group; UNCOVER-3 Study Group. Phase 3 trials of ixekizumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. N Engl J Med 2016 Jul 28; 375(4): 345-56. Epub 2016 Jun 8. PMID: 27299809 / doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1512711

Budhram A, Chu R, Rusta-Sallehy S, Ioannidis G, Denburg JA, Adachi JD, Haaland DA. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody as a marker of erosive arthritis in patients with systemis lupus erythematosus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lupus 2014 Oct; 23(11): 1156-63. Epub 2014 Jul 2. PMID: 24990382 / doi: 10.1177/0961203314540967

Haaland D, Day AS, Otley A. Development and validation of a pediatric IBD knowledge inventory device: the IBD-KID. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014 Mar; 58(3): 313-9. PMID: 24135980 / doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000210

Whiskin C, Haaland D, Bensen W, Brown V. A call to action for adult vaccination: immunocompromised patients at increased risk. Northern (High) Lights CRAJ 2014; 24(1)

Haaland D, Cohen DR, Kennedy CC, Khalidi NA, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A. Closing the osteoporosis care gap: increased osteoporosis awareness among geriatrics and rehabilitation teams. BMC Geriatr 2009 Jul 2014; 9: 28. PMID: 19602246 / doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-9-28

Haaland DA, Sabljic TF, Baribeau DA, Mukovozov IM, Hart LE. Is regular exercise a friend or foe of the aging immune system? A systematic review. Clin J Sport Med 2008 Nov; 18(6): 539-48. PMID: 19001887 / doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e3181865eec

Hart LE, Haaland DA, Baribeau DA, Mukovozov IM, Sabljic TF. The relationship between exercise and osteoarthritis in the elderly. Clin J Sport Med 2008 Nov; 18(6): 508-21. PMID: 19001884 / doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e3181865ed4

Cohen DR, Haaland DA, Kennedy C, Adachi JD, Khalidi N, Papaioannou A. Knowledge dissemination strategies translate into improved post-fracture osteoporosis care. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2005; 20(Suppl 1): S264.

Haaland DA, Otley AR. Development and validation of a pediatric IBD knowledge questionnaire. The Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 2001; 15(Suppl A): 26A-27A.

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