Congratulations to Dr. John Matthews and Dr. Ross Morton on their retirementPublished Wed May 25th 2016
A retirement celebration was held for Dr. Matthews and Dr. Morton Friday May 20th 2016 at the Renaissance Event Venue. There were many talks from past and present colleagues of Dr. Matthews and Dr. Morton.
Both received letters of congratulations for their years of medical and teaching expertise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Kingston Member of Parliament Mark Gerretsen, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins, and local MPP, Sophie Kiwala.
Dr. Morton was appointed to Queen’s University, as Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1990 and became a professor in 2002. He provided strong direction while as Departmental Co-ordinator before becoming Program Director of Internal Medicine leading reorganization and development of new units. Since 2011 he has been Chair of the Division of Nephrology at Queen’s University. He was a Vice-Chair of the Internal Medicine Oral Examinations for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Morton has numerous editorials, papers, and chapters published and have received many teaching awards over his many years of teaching.
Dr. John Matthews attended Clare College Cambridge, and received his medical degree from there and University College Hospital, London. He spent one year as a fellow in hematology at Queen’s University in Canada. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Hematology at St. Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College Medical School, and then moved to Queen’s University where he held the rank of Professor in the Division of Hematology. He has been chief examiner in hematology for the Royal College of Physicians, and has directed both the Internal Medicine and the Hematology Training Programs at Queen’s University. He developed the autologous transplant program at Kingston General Hospital, and served as its director.