Dr. Kim Legault

Division of Rheumatology

Kim Legault


Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine







McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario                                                                      2012-2015
Masters Student, Health Research Methodology program, Clinical Epidemiology stream

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario                                                                      2007-2012
Rheumatology Residency 2010-2012, Internal Medicine Residency 2007-2010

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario                                                          2003-2007
MD program

Professional Standing and Clinical Interests

Dr. Kim Legault is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at McMaster University. Dr. Legault has clinical interests in inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disease, and research interests in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, and the study of rare disease methodology. Her educational interest is in teaching research methodology and supervising resident research projects.


Journal Articles

  1. 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 Reports 2016: online doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-215423.
  2. Legault K, Ugarte A, Crowther M, Ruiz-Irastorza G. Prevention of Recurrent Thrombosis in Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Different from the general population? Current Rheumatology Reports 2016: 18(5); 1-10.
  3. Legault K, Cuello-Garcia C, Tugwell P. Hydroxychloroquine for systemic lupus erythematosus in adults (protocol). Cochrane library 2016 (online).
  4. Legault K, Shroff A, Crowther M, Khalidi N. Amyloidosis and giant cell arteritis/polymyalgia rheumatica.
    J Rheum 2012: 39; 878-880.
  5. Legault K, Ostro J, Khalid Z, Wasi P, You J. Quality of discharge summaries prepared by first year internal
    medicine residents. BMC Medical Education 2012: 12:77.
  6. Hatton M, Southward S, Legault K, Ross B, Clarke B, Bajzar L, Blajchman M, Singh G, Richardson M.
    Fibrinogen catabolism within the procoagulant VX-2 tumor of rabbit lung in vivo: Effluxing fibrin(ogen)
    fragments contain anti-angiogenic activity. J Lab Clin Med 2004: 143; 241-54.
  7. Hatton M, Southward S, Ross B, Legault K, Marien L, Korbie D, Richardson M, Singh G, Clarke B, Blajchman M. Angiostatin II is the predominant glycoform in pleural effusates of rabbit VX-2 lung tumors. J Lab Clin Med 2002: 139;316-23.

Journal Abstracts

  1. Legault K, O’Byrne S, Noseworthy M, Leduc F, Crowther M, Mckinnon M, Denburg S, Denburg J. Mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in patients with SLE and APLA, in Abstracts of the 11th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, September 2-6, 2015, Vienna, Austria. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2015: 33;(Suppl 90):S3-82.
  2. Legault K, Hillis C, Crowther M, Schunemann H, Pai M. Systematic review of therapeutic plasma exchange for the treatment of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. J Rheum 2015: 42:1269.
  3. Sekhon S, Rai R, Legault K. A Case of Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Polyarthritis and Cutaneous Vasculitis. J Rheum 2014: 41;1461-2.
  4. Legault K, Cividino A. A case report of hemophagocytic syndrome in a patient with dermatomyositis. J Rheum 2012: 39;1745.

Book Chapters

  1. Book chapters for McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine, section editor Dr. Jonathan Adachi
    1. Legault K, Adachi J, Denburg J, Musiał J. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In: McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna; 2017. http://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/chapter/B31.II.16.3.            
    2. Legault K, Crowther M, Zimmermann-Górska I, Musiał J, Skrzypczak J. Antiphospholipid Syndrome. In: McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna; 2017. http://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/chapter/B31.II.16.4.
  2. Book chapters for Essential Imaging in Rheumatology, edited by Dr. John O’Neill
    1. “Infectious Arthritis”, authors Legault K, O’Neill J
    2. “Diabetic Foot”, authors Legault K, O’Neill J
    Published by Springer, November 2014

Journal articles

  1. Legault K. Acute Arthritis: Diagnosis & Treatment. The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis, 2014: 21
Accepted for Publication
  1. Book chapter for Antiphospholipid Syndrome – Current Research Highlights and Clinical Insights, editors Drs. Doruk Erkan and Michael D. Lockshin.
    1. Chapter 13: Prevention Treatment of Thrombotic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS), authored by Crowther M, Legault K, Garcia D, Tektonidou M, Ugarte A, Bruce I,  Erkan D, Ruiz-Irastorza G.
Accepted for publication by Springer