James Douketis

James Douketis


Academic history

James Douketis, MD, FRCPC, is a Staff Physician in the Department of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Thromboembolism at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Prof. Douketis received his medical degree and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He then completed a thrombosis fellowship at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, under the supervision of Dr Jeff Ginsberg. Additionally, he is a member of Thrombosis Canada and holds executive positions with the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) and the North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH).

Speaking on venous thromboembolism and the prevention and treatment of obesity

Prof. Douketis’ primary research focuses on perioperative anticoagulant management in patients with atrial fibrillation, as well as evaluating the feasibility of using low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as a thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing oncological lung resections.

Prof. Douketis has also recently been involved in investigations of how patients can safely use blood-thinning medications before and after surgery to mitigate the risk of bleeding and stroke, as well as providing guidance on managing hemostatic complications in acute leukemia.

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