Dr. Lawrence Hookey
Medical Director for Endoscopy, Hotel Dieu and Kingston general hospitals
I completed my medical school training at Memorial University, and then did my Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Queen's. From there I went to Belgium and France for a two year clinical research fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. I returned to Queen's in 2005 and was the Program Director for the GI training program for 7 years. I have been the Medical Director of the endoscopy units of KHSC. In addition to my clinical trials investigating preparation for colonoscopy, these two roles have given me more questions to answer in medical education and quality control. I have held external grants from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, and Physician Services Incorporated. I am currently supervising 10 residents and three medical students in clinical research.
1) Assessment of patient perceptions and preferences for "direct to procedure" endoscopy.
2) Prevention of post ercp pancreatitis
3) Does the application of hemospray post large field polypectomy reduce the risk of post polypectomy bleeding.
4) Does prescribed position change on colonoscope withdrawal improve adenoma detection in water exchange colonoscopy.