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John Staples, MD, MPH

Acting Instructor, Department of Medicine (DOM)

Education & Training

MD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2000-2004
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2004-2007
MPH, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2009-2010

Professional Interests

Health services research
Hospital readmissions
Traumatic brain injury
Injury in the elderly


K.A. Evelyn Award for Most Outstanding Core Resident of the Year, 2007
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, 2008
Editorial Fellowship, New England Journal of Medicine, 2010-2011

Selected Publications

Wong RY, Ryerson CJ, Ko HH, Millington SJ, Renouf DJ, Staples JA. A new internet-based learning resource for internal medicine residents. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008; 3(2): 76-79.
Staples J, Taylor P, Magil A, Frohlich J, Johnston SM, Koschinsky M, Chan-Yan C and Levin A. Progressive kidney disease in thee sisters with elevated lipoprotein(a). Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2008; 23: 1756 - 1759.
Moylan S, Staples J, Ward S, Rogerson J, Stein DJ, Berk M. The efficacy and safety of alprazolam versus other benzodiazepines in the treatment of panic disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2011; 31: 647 - 652.
Staples J, Redelmeier D. Medical emergencies in medical imaging. BMJ Quality & Safety 2012 Jun;21(6):446-7.
Staples J, Thiruchelvam D, Redelmeier D. Site of hospital readmission and mortality. Submitted to CMAJ Open Aug 27 2013.