Prof. James Douketis

McMaster University, Canada

Dr. James Douketis is Staff Physician in General Internal Medicine and Clinical Thromboembolism at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is Professor of Medicine and holds the David Braley-Nancy Gordon Chair in Thromboembolic Disease at McMaster University.

He received his M.D. and did his residency in internal medicine at the University of Toronto followed by a thrombosis fellowship at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey S. Ginsberg.

His research interests include perioperative anticoagulant management and related guideline development (2008, 2012, 2022 ACCP Guidelines); and the prevention, treatment and prognosis of patients with venous thromboembolism.

Dr. Douketis is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science, Immediate Past President of Thrombosis Canada, Associate Editor of McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, Deputy Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine ACP Journal Club, and Associate Editor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications (h-index = 98, i-index = 269, 94K citations).

Jim lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife, Dr. Margaret Nowaczyk, a clinical geneticist, and has two sons, Jack and Luke. He is a cellist with the Burlington Symphony Orchestra.

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