Dr. Matthew Lanktree

Division of Nephrology

Matthew Lanktree


Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

Staff Nephrologist, St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton & Hamilton Health Sciences

Clinician Scientist, Nephrology Genetics




Clinical and Research Areas of Interest

Genetic kidney disease
Polycystic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease

Education and Professional Standing

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Heritable Kidney Disease, University of Toronto, University Health Network 2017-2019
Nephrology Fellowship, McMaster University 2015-2017
Internal Medicine Residency, McMaster University 2012-2015
Combined MD & PhD, Medicine & Genetics, Western University 2005-2012
BSc Hons in Bioinformatics, University of Waterloo 2000-2005

Selected Publications

  1. Lanktree MB, Haghighi A, Guiard E, Illiuta IA, Song X, Harris PC, Paterson AD, Pei Y (2018) Prevalence Estimates of Polycystic Kidney and Liver Disease by Population Sequencing. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology29:10:2593-2600.

  2. Lanktree MB, Illiuta IA, Haghighi A, Song X, Pei Y (2018) Evolving role of genetic testing in clinical management of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Nephrology Dialysis & Transplantation. Ahead of print.

  3. Kalatharan V, Lemaire M, Lanktree MB (2018) Opportunities and Challenges for Genetic Studies of End-Stage Renal Disease in Canada. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. Jul 22;5:2054358118789368.

  4. Lanktree MB, Thériault S, Walsh M, Paré G (2018) HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and Triglycerides as Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease: a Mendelian Randomization Study. American Journal of Kidney Disease 71:2:166-172.

  5. Lanktree MB, Chapman AB (2017) New treatment paradigm for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Moving toward Precision Medicine. Nature Reviews Nephrology 13:12:750-768.

  6. Lanktree MB, Sadikovic B, …, Paré G, Adams P (2017) Clinical Evaluation of a Hemochromatosis Next-Generation Sequencing Gene Panel. European Journal of Hematology. 98:3:228-234. 

  7. Lanktree MB, Elbers CC, Li Y, Zhang G, …, Keating BJ (2015) Genetic meta-analysis of 15,901 African Americans identifies variation in EXOC3L1 is associated with HDL concentration. Journal of Lipid Research 56:9:1781-6.

  8. Guo Y*, Lanktree MB*, Taylor KC, Hakonarson H, Lange LA, Keating BJ; The IBC 50K SNP array BMI consortium (2013) Gene-centric meta-analyses of 108 912 individuals confirm known body mass index loci and reveal three novel signals. Human Molecular Genetics 22:1:184-201.

  9. Lanktree MB, Guo Y, Murtaza M, … , Hegele RA, Hakonarson H, Keating BJ (2011) Meta-analysis of dense gene-centric association studies reveals common and uncommon variants associated with height. American Journal of Human Genetics 88:1:6-18.