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John R. Kestle, M.D.

Clinical Details

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(801) 662-5340 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurosurgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 1475
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

John R.W. Kestle, MD is Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. His clinical practice has been exclusively in pediatric neurosurgery, with a specific interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery. His research is centered on clinical trials methodology, which he developed a multi-center network for running clinical trials in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Kestle is also Chair of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5340 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurosurgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

I am currently the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. My research career has always been clinical. I trained at McMaster University in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Since the beginning of my career, I have been the Principal Investigator in a number of multicenter clinical trials in pediatric hydrocephalus and have trained 7 Pediatric Neurosurgery residents in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics (MPH training). In 2006, I co-founded the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN). Although our previous trials had received peer reviewed funding (including the Medical Research Council of Canada when I practiced there), a research goal of mine had been to develop a collaborative network with infrastructure funding. We founded the HCRN in 2006, developed a philanthropic base to get us started, received NIH funding (RC1NS068943-01) in 2009 and currently have 14 investigators, 7 centers and 6 Network protocols running. My role has been development of the Network, recruitment of centers and investigators and mentoring of young investigators. Continued development of clinical research in the neurosciences, especially in hydrocephalus remains my highest academic priority. The development of a similar network to investigate adult hydrocephalus has my strongest support. In fact I have agreed to help develop the adult network and have shared our initial development plan, database and operating procedures with the principal applicant and his colleagues for this purpose.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Hospital for Sick Children
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Fellow
Fellowship The Toronto Hospital
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Toronto
Neurosurgery
Resident
Graduate Training McMaster University
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
M.S.
Internship St. Michael's Hospital
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Western Ontario
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Western Ontario
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

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