Dr. Walter Kean

Division of Rheumatology

Walter Kean

MB ChB, MD(Glas) FRCP (Glas, Edin & C)

Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine






Education and Professional Standing

Walter F Kean is a Clinical Professor in Medicine (Rheumatology). He graduated in Medicine, (MB ChB) from Glasgow University in 1972, and gained a research Doctorate degree in Medicinal Science from Glasgow University in 1983 (MD Glas) for a thesis on laboratory studies of gold thiol structural chemistry and the interaction of gold thiol compounds and therapeutic agents with platelets, and complementary clinical studies on the effects of gold thiol compounds on patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  Thesis Title: Clinical and Bio-inorganic Studies on Anti-arthritic Gold Complexes.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) Canada (1978 - present): founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (FACR 1986 - present); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCP Glasg), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP Edin).  He was head of clinical service in Rheumatology 1991-2007 at Hamilton Health Sciences. His current academic activities include research course supervision for Health Science and Life Science students; collaboration on projects on uveitis, rheumatoid foot; study on Rituximab chemistry, pharmacokinetics and dynamics, clinical application in Lymphoma and Rheumatoid arthritis; medical student teaching; a book on management of rheumatic diseases – with colleagues from University of Cambridge UK, University of Budapest, University of Sheffield Hallam UK, and McMaster University. He has been the invited author on the chapter on Osteoarthritis for the Canadian Pharmacy Association national e publication over the past 4 years.
He is Clinical Editor of the Pharmacology Research Journal, Inflammopharmacology (Academic Post).  He is a reviewer for Current Medial Research and Opinion (CMRO).

Selected Publications - see additional on PubMed

  1. Kean WF, Kean CA, Hogan MG. Osteoarthritis. In: Compendium of therapeutic choices 2017. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Pharmacists Association; c2017. p. 1151-71. Textbook

  2. Kean WF, Kean CA, Hogan MG. Osteoarthritis; [updated 2017 May 25; cited 2017 June 1]. Available from: https://www.e-therapeutics.ca/. RxTx [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Pharmacists Association; c2017.  E Edition.
    See reference chapter above on Osteoarthritis treatment - WF Kean invited author for Canadian Pharmacy Association - no conflict of interest: not drug company work.

  3. Rainsford KD, Kean I.R.L., Kean WF., 2017.  Gastrointestinal Complications of Anti-Rheumatic Drugs. The Digestive Involvement in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition.  Edited by: Manuel Ramos-Casals, Munther Khamashta, Pilar BritoZero´n, Fabiola Atzeni, and Joan Rode´s Teixidor .  Volume 13 Chapter 23, 2017
    See reference chapter above on Gastrointestinal Complications of Anti-Rheumatic Drugs.- WF Kean invited author - no conflict of interest: not drug company work.

  4. Kean WF, Tocchio S, Kean M, Rainsford KD. 2013The musculoskeletal abnormalities of the Similaun Iceman ("ÖTZI"): clues to chronic pain and possible treatments. Inflammopharmacology. Feb;21(1):11-20.
    Special reference for Iceman to transitional vertebrae and sciatic nerve damage

  5. Adatia A, Rainsford KD, Kean WF. 2012
    Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. Part I: aetiology and pathogenesis as a basis for pharmacotherapy
    J Pharm Pharmacol. 64(5):617-25.

  6. Leung GJ, Rainsford KD, Kean WF. 2014
    Osteoarthritis of the hand Part I: aetiology and pathogenesis, risk factors, investigation and diagnosis
    J Pharm Pharmacol 66(3):339-46

  7. Scherer J, Rainsford KD, Kean C A, Kean WF. 2014
    Pharmacology of intra articular triamcinolone
    Inflammopharmacology  Aug; 22(4): 201-17