By Mark Rizzo, past chair, Hamilton Health Sciences
While Chair of Hamilton Health Sciences, I’d often find myself searching the board for that clear concise articulate voice that would help shape the conversation and bring it back to its proper conclusion. In my experience on any board there are only a few individuals that can be counted on to provide the right message in a direct thoughtful way at the right time. Dr. John Kelton was one such individual I could count on to positively influence the board in such deliberations. I’ll forever be grateful to him for that.
Dr. Kelton has lead the Micheal G DeGroote School of Medicine to be internationally recognized for its academic excellence and research. In partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Healthcare, the School of Medicine has turned Hamilton into an international leader in medical research, creating hundreds of skilled jobs. His ability to influence our local municipal politicians in moving the McMaster Family Health Practice downtown was no small feat!
As a world renowned physician, teacher, leader in research, and Dean, Dr. Kelton’s influence in this community will be experienced for years to come.