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John A. Staples


Dr. John Staples is an academic General Internist based at Vancouver General Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC.

Research Interests

  • Traffic injury
  • Syncope
  • Hospital readmissions

After graduating from medical school at the University of Alberta, he completed a residency and fellowship in General Internal Medicine (UBC), a Masters of Public Health (Harvard University), a New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Fellowship, and a Health Services Research Fellowship (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto).

His research interests include traffic safety and medical risk factors for injury.

Prospective Graduate Students: Dr. Staples will consider co-supervision of graduate students in Experimental Medicine for the upcoming academic year. Please refer to graduate admissions for details.