Robert Gratton

Dr. Robert Jeffrey Gratton is a Canadian physician in London, Ontario, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He is notable in the COVID-19 pandemic due to his role with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Education

Gratton trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Western Ontario, and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine.1)

Affiliations

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gratton is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Gratton is the elected representative for District 2 of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.2) He first joined the CPSO Council in December 2016.3)

Government of Ontario

Dr. Gratton is a member of the Maternal and Perinatal Review Committee under Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario.

Lawson Health Research Institute

Gratton is a scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London.4) The LHRI “works with over 200 business and industry partners in more than 25 countries.” Partners include the Children's Health Foundation, Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME), Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC), Robarts Research Institute, South West Regional Cancer Program, and University of Western Ontario.5)

London Health Sciences Centre

Gratton is a medical practitioner at Victoria Hospital under London Health Sciences Centre, where he recently completed a six-year term as Chief of Obstetrics.6) 7) LHSC is funded in part by Air Canada, Berkshire Hathaway, TD Bank Group, and Walmart.8)

Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

Gratton is a member of the Obstetrical Review Committee for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.

St. Joseph's Health Care London

Gratton has hospital privileges at St. Joseph's Health Care London.11) Donors to the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation include 3M, Cerner, CIBC, Toyota, Trudell Medical, and Volkswagen.12)

University of Western Ontario

Gratton is an Associate Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.13) His salary in 2012 was $106,420.00.14)

Research

Gratton developed the first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale (OTAS©) which is implemented in hospitals across Canada and in other countries. This research received an Accreditation Canada Leading Practice Award and an Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario Provincial Innovation Award.15) 16)

Funding

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Meet the Council. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Retrieved February 21, 2022, from https://www.cpso.on.ca/en/About/Council/Meet-the-College-Council
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Partners. Lawson Health Research Institute. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://archive.ph/6KcyC
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Robert Gratton. University of Western Ontario. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://archive.ph/wU1pa
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Doctor Gratton, Robert J - Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2019, May 31). SouthWest Healthline. https://archive.ph/8w83v
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Partners. Children’s Health Foundation. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://childhealth.ca/partners/
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Rob Gratton. (2015, July 20). Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health. https://archive.ph/Fbvko
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Coming Together to support mental health in our community. St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://archive.ph/pKDxn
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Ontario Public Sector Employee. OpenGovCA. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://opengovca.com/ontario-employee/GRATTON
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Robert Gratton – IFPOC. The Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://archive.ph/nVwxT
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Innovation Fund Awards 2015 – IFPOC. (2015). Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee. https://archive.ph/bx4dc
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Smithson, D. S., Twohey, R., Rice, T., Watts, N., Fernandes, C. M., & Gratton, R. J. (2013). Implementing an obstetric triage acuity scale: interrater reliability and patient flow analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 209(4), 287–293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.03.031
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Smithson, D. S., Twohey, R., Watts, N., & Gratton, R. J. (2016). The Impact of Standardized Acuity Assessment and a Fast-Track on Length of Stay in Obstetric Triage. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 34(4), 310–318. https://doi.org/10.1097/jpn.0000000000000193
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Lisonkova, S., Mehrabadi, A., Allen, V. M., Bujold, E., Crane, J. M. G., Gaudet, L., Gratton, R. J., Ladhani, N. N. N., Olatunbosun, O. A., & Joseph, K. S. (2016). Atonic Postpartum Hemorrhage: Blood Loss, Risk Factors, and Third Stage Management. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 38(12), 1081-1090.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2016.06.014
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MOTTOLA, M. F., GIROUX, I., GRATTON, R., HAMMOND, J.-A., HANLEY, A., HARRIS, S., MCMANUS, R., DAVENPORT, M. H., & SOPPER, M. M. (2010). Nutrition and Exercise Prevent Excess Weight Gain in Overweight Pregnant Women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(2), 265–272. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181b5419a
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Singal, S. S., Nygard, K., Gratton, R., Jansson, T., & Gupta, M. B. (2018). Increased Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 Phosphorylation in Decidualized Stromal Mesenchymal Cells in Human Intrauterine Growth Restriction Placentas. Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry, 66(9), 617–630. https://doi.org/10.1369/0022155418772574
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Moist, L. M., Sontrop, J. M., Garg, A. X., Clark, W. F., Suri, R. S., Salvadori, M., Gratton, R. J., & Macnab, J. (2009). Risk of pregnancy-related hypertension within five years of exposure to bacteria-contaminated drinking water. Kidney International, 75, S47–S49. https://doi.org/10.1038/ki.2008.620
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Chen, Y.-Y., Gupta, M. B., Grattton, R., Powell, T. L., & Jansson, T. (2018). Down-regulation of placental folate transporters in intrauterine growth restriction. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 59, 136–141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.06.003
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