Education and Professional Standing
- FRCPC Hematology, 1978
- FRCPC Internal Medicine, 1977
- MD, University of Western Ontario (Cum Laude), 1973
Clinical & Research Focus
Dr. John Kelton has an active clinical practice along with a research focus into platelet and bleeding disorders with a particular focus on bleeding disorders of pregnant women and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Dr. Kelton’s research contributions have lead to numerous national and international awards for research excellence including his induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; the Jean-Julliard Award from the International Society of Blood Transfusion; the Emily Cooley Award from the American Association of Blood Banks; the Bernard L. Schwartz Award from the Scripps Research Institute; most recently, Prix Galien award. He was also awarded the honour of becoming a Member, Order of Canada, in 2015.
Dr. Kelton is the Executive Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He took this role after completing, in June 2016, a highly successful 15-year term as Dean and Vice-President of the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as the Dean of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. He is the author of five books, more than 80 book chapters, and more than 300 scientific publications including more than 15 original articles in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Kelton graduated (cum laude) from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. Following specialty and research training at Duke University in North Carolina and McMaster University, he joined McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 1977.