McMaster University

McMaster University


Mark Walton

Professor, Pediatric Surgery

Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education


McMaster University Medical Centre
1200 Main St West, Rm 4E3
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5

Administrative Support Staff:

Denise Allen
Phone (905) 521-2100 ext. 75244
Fax (905) 521-9992

Educational Background

  • B.Med, University of Alberta
  • Fellowship, , University of Alberta
  • General Surgery Residency, Dalhousie University
  • Pediatric General Surgery Residency, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario   

Hospital Appointments

  • Active Staff - Hamilton Health Sciences Cooperation, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Courtesy Staff - St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Minimal access surgery in pediatric population
  • Laparoscopic heller’s myotomy for achalasia
  • Spleen size as a predictor for successful laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Enterocolitis in hirschsprung’s disease

Selected Publications

  1. Livingston MH, Shawyer AC, Rosenbaum PL, Williams C, Jones SA, Walton JM. Glycerin enemas and suppositories in premature infants: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2015;135(6):1093-1106.
  2. Livingston MH, Shawyer AC, Rosenbaum PL, Jones SA, Walton JM. Fundoplication and gastrostomy versus percutaneous gastrojejunostomy for children with neurologic impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2015; 50(5): 707-14.
  3. Pemberton J, Frankfurter C, Bailey K, Jones L, Walton JM. Gastrostomy matters—the impact of pediatric surgery on caregiver quality of life. J Pediatr Surg. 2013; 48(5): 963-970.
  4. Otal D, Wizowski L, Pemberton J, Nagel K, Fitzgerald P, Walton JM. Parent health literacy and satisfaction with plain language education materials in a pediatric surgery outpatient clinic: A pilot study. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(5):964-9.
  5. Pemberton J, Nederveen J, Lamond A, Bailey K, Ratcliffe E, Walton JM. Feasibility of conducting a prospective cohort study in pediatric surgery: Introducing the Caregiver quAlity of life of pediatric patients Referred for fEeding tube insertion (CARE) study. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(5):999-1004.
  6. Flageole H, Ouahed J, Walton JM, Yousef Y. Abdominal compartment syndrome secondary to chronic constipation. Case Rep Pediatr. 2011. DOI: 10.1155/2011/562730.
  7. Churchill P, Otal D, Ali A, Pemberton J. Flageole H, Walton JM. Sclerotherapy for lymphatic malformations in children: a scoping review. J Pediatr Surg. 2011; 46: 912-922.
  8. Choong K, Arora S, Cheng J, Farrokhyar F, Reddy D, Thabane L, Walton JM. Hypotonic vs isotonic maintenance fluids after surgery for children: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2011; 128(5): 857-66.
  9. Grushka J, Ryckman J, Mueller C, Roessingh A, Walton J, St Vil D, Laberge JM, Bernard C, Nguyen VH, Puligandla PS. Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like elements of the thyroid: a multi-institutional case series and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2009; 44(5): 944-948.
  10. Dutta S, Mihailovic A, Benson L, Kantor PF, Fitzgerald PG, Walton JM, Langer JC, Cameron BH. Thoracoscopic ligation versus coil occlusion for patent ductus arteriosus: a matched cohort study of outcomes and cost. Surg Endosc. 2008; 22(7):1643-8.
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