Jonathan Larmonth Meakins

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Jonathan Larmonth Meakins
Born (1941-01-08) January 8, 1941 (age 75)
Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater McGill University
University of Western Ontario
University of Cincinnati
Occupation surgeon and academic
Awards Order of Canada

Jonathan Larmonth Meakins, OC (born January 8, 1941) is a Canadian surgeon, academic, and expert in immunobiology and surgical infections.


Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1966. He received a Doctor of Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1972.

In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Microbiology at McGill University. He was appointed an Associate Professor in 1979 and a Professor in 1984. From 1988 to 1993, he was the Chair of the Department of Surgery. He was Surgeon-in-Chief at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital.

In 2002, he was the fourth person and first Canadian appointed Nuffield Professor of Surgery Professor at University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and leads the Nuffield Department Surgery.

In 1992, he became co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Surgery. He is the author of Surgical Infection in Critical Care Medicine (1985) and Surgical Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment (1994). He is the co-author of Surgical Care of the Elderly (1988), The Care of the Surgical Patient (1988), and Host Defence Dysfunction in Trauma, Shock and Sepsis: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches (1993).

In 2000, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "as a leader in the development of laparoscopic and transplantation surgery".[1]