Prof. James Douketis

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Prof. James Douketis
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Academic Affiliation

Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine, McMaster University.

Other positions/Memberships

Associate Director, Clinical Teaching Unit, St. Joseph's Hospital. Staff Physician, Clinical Thromboembolism and General Internal Medicine Services, St. Joseph’s Hospital.
President, Chair of Partnerships Committee, Thrombosis Canada

Research Interests

Professor Douketis’ research interests include: perioperative antithrombotic therapy, prognosis of patients with venous thromboembolism, hormonal therapy and thrombosis, prevention of venous thrombosis in medical patients, and clinical guideline development for the prevention and treatment of obesity. He is President of Thrombosis Canada.

Dr. Douketis is Associate Editor of ACP Journal Club and has 175 scientific publications, of which over 125 are peer-reviewed articles. He has been a member of Thrombosis Canada since 2003 and holds executive positions with the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH).

Select Publications

Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. NEJM. 2015.
The risk of fatal pulmonary embolism in patients with treated venous thromboembolism.
JAMA. 1998.


He received his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. He then completed a thrombosis fellowship at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Ginsberg.

Professor Douketis lives in Hamilton with his wife, Dr. Margaret Nowaczyk, a clinical geneticist, and two boys, Jack and Luke, and is a cellist with Symphony-on-the Bay.

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