Dr. John Coles received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, and his FRCSC in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in 1982. He has had internships and residencies in Vancouver, London and Toronto. Dr. Coles joined the SickKids team in 1984 as a consulting staff surgeon, taking on a position in the Research Institute in 1990. He also works in the academic community as a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
The research environment is very supportive of the clinical aspects of The Hospital for Sick Children, which is why Dr. Coles enjoys working here. As both a researcher and a surgeon, he is a witness to how research can influence clinical care.