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Mark Walton

Research Interests

  • Quality of life assessments
  • Minimal access surgery in pediatric population
  • Surgical education
  • 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

  • Modarresi S, Suh N, Walton DM, MacDermid JC. Depression affects the recovery trajectories of patients with distal radius fractures: A latent growth curve analysis. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2019; 43:96-102. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.07.012.
  • Kassam A, Ruetalo M, Topps M, Mountjoy M, Walton M, Edwards S, Nickell L. Key stakeholder opinions for a national learner education handover. BMC Med Educ. 2019; 19(1):150. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1598-7.​
  • Busing N, Rosenfield J, Rungta K, Raegele M, Warren A, Wright B, Walton M, Oandasan I, Sanfilippo A, Saxena A. Smoothing the Transition Points in Canadian Medical Education. Acad Med. 2018; 93(5):715-721.​
  • Li C, Shanahan S, Livingston MH, Walton JM. Malone appendicostomy versus cecostomy tube insertion for children with intractable constipation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2018; 53(5):885-891.​
  • Fernandes AR, Elliott T, McInnis C, Easterbrook B, Walton JM. Evaluating complication rates and outcomes among infants less than 5kg undergoing traditional percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion: A retrospective chart review. J Pediatr Surg. 2018; 53(5):933-936.​


  • 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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