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Mark Walton

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


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

Featured Publications

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Flageole H, Ouahed J, Walton JM, Yousef Y. Abdominal compartment syndrome secondary to chronic constipation. Case Rep Pediatr. 2011. DOI: 10.1155/2011/562730. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.


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



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