Dr. Ronald A. Booth

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Dr. Ronald A. Booth
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine

Room: Division of Biochemistry, The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus
telephone: 613-737-8899
Work E-mail: rbooth@uottawa.ca

Biography

Dr. Ronald A. Booth, MSc, PhD, FCACB, FACB

Dr. Booth completed his BSc in Biochemistry (1994) and MSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1996) at Carleton University and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2002) from the University of Ottawa.  Following his research training he completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Toronto (2004).  Dr. Booth is certified as a specialist in Clinical Chemistry, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists and a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Biochemists.  He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Biochemist at the Ottawa Hospital where he directs the Immunology Section of the EORLA regional laboratory.

His expertise in laboratory diagnostics has provided the opportunity to sit as an expert member of the Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and as a scientific member of the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) Endocrinology & Immunology Scientific Committee.

Professionally, Dr. Booth is the current President of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists (OSCC) and the past Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) (2008 to 2014). In 2009 he received the Donald J. Campbell Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Biochemistry from the Alberta Society of Clinical Chemists.  Dr. Booth is also the Co-Chair of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists Monoclonal Gammopathy Working Group which is in the process of developing Canadian recommendations for laboratory reporting of protein electrophoresis.

 

Research interests include evidence-based utilization of laboratory biomarkers with an emphasis on immunology and autoimmune testing.

Recent Publications

  1. Skeith, L., Abou-Nassar, K. E., Walker, M., Ramsay, T., Booth, R., Wen, S. W., et al. (2018). Are Anti-β2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies Associated with Placenta-Mediated Pregnancy Complications? A Nested Case-Control Study. American Journal of Perinatology.
  1. Chehroudi, C., Booth, R. A., & Milman, N. (2018). Diagnostic outcome and indications for testing in patients with positive ANCA at a Canadian tertiary care centre. Rheumatology International, 38(4), 641–647.
  1. Ronald A. Booth, Christopher R. McCudden, Cynthia M. Balion, Ivan M. Blasutig, Ihssan Bouhtiauy, Karina Rodriguez-Capote, Peter Catomeris, Pak Cheung Chan, Yu Chen, Christine Collier, Kristin Hauff, Jawahar Kalra, Dailin Li, Dan C. Lin, Amy H. Lou, Qing H. Meng, Tracy Morrison, Maria D. Pasic, Mabood Qureshi, Ed Randell, Kun-Young Sohn, Vinita Thakur, Dylan Thomas, Andrea Thoni, Cheryl Tomalty, Mohebullah Zamkanei, (2018). Candidate recommendations for protein electrophoresis reporting from the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists Monoclonal Gammopathy Working Group. Clinical Biochemistry, 51, 10–20.
  1. McCudden, C. R., Booth, R. A., Lin, D. C. C., McCurdy, A., Rupani, N., & Kew, A. (2018). Synoptic reporting for protein electrophoresis and immunofixation. Clinical Biochemistry, 51, 21–28.
  1. Mina Salamatmanesh, Christopher R. McCudden, Arleigh McCurdy, Ronald A. Booth. (2018). Monoclonal protein reference change value as determined by gel-based serum protein electrophoresis. Clinical Biochemistry, 51, 61–65. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.10.006
  1. David Keren, Christopher R. McCudden, Ronald A. Booth. (2018). Editorial on laboratory diagnosis and management of plasma cell dyscrasias special issue. Clinical Biochemistry, 51, 1–3.
  1. Booth, R. A., Jiang, Y., Morrison, H., Orpana, H., Rogers Van Katwyk, S., & Lemieux, C. (2017). Ethnic dependent differences in diagnostic accuracy of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in Canadian adults. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 136, 143–149.
  1. D. Zimmerman, A.A. House, S.J. Kim, R.A. Booth, T. Zhang, T. Ramsay, G. Knoll.  The Differential Risk of Acute Rejection Post Kidney Transplant by 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Status; A Prospective Cohort Study.  Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Apr 10;4:2054358117699822. doi: 10.1177/2054358117699822. eCollection 2017
  1. Booth, R.A. & Bernardini, S.  Editorial - The IFCC-Siemens Specialized Conference Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders.  Clinica Chimica Acta, 2015 449:1-2

Articles #10-18 were published as a special issue in Heart Failure Reviews

  1. Oremus M., McKelvie R., Don-Wauchope A., Santaguida PL., Ali U., Balion C., Hill S., Booth R.A., Brown JA., Bustamam A., Sohel N., Raina P. A Systematic Review of BNP and NT-proBNP in the Management of Heart Failure: Overview and Methods. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 413-419.
  1. Oremus M., Don-Wauchope A., McKelvie R., Santaguida PL., Hill S., Balion C., Booth R.A., Brown JA., Ali U., Bustamam A., Sohel N., Raina P. BNP and NT-proBNP as Prognostic Markers in Persons with Chronic Stable Heart Failure. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 471-505.
  1. Santaguida PL., Don-Wauchope A., Oremus M., McKelvie R., Ali U., Hill S., Balion C., Booth R.A., Brown JA., Bustamam A., Sohel N., Raina P. BNP and NT-proBNP as Prognostic Markers in Persons with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 453-470.
  1. Don-Wauchope A., Santaguida PL., Oremus M., McKelvie R., Ali U., Brown JA., Bustamam A., Sohel N., Hill S., Booth R.A., Balion C., Raina P. Incremental Predictive Value Of Natriuretic Peptides for Prognosis In The Chronic Stable Heart Failure Population: A Systematic Review. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 521-540.
  1. Santaguida PL., Don-Wauchope A., Ali U., Oremus M., Brown JA., Bustamam A., Hill S., Booth R.A., Sohel N., McKelvie R., Balion C., Raina P. Incremental Value of Natriuretic Peptide Measurement in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF): A Systematic Review. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 507-519.
  1. Don-Wauchope AC., Santaguida PL., McKelvie R., Brown JA., Oremus M., Ali U., Bustamam A., Sohel N., Hill S., Booth R.A., Balion C., Raina P. Prediction of clinical outcomes using B-type Natriuretic Peptides in the general population. A systematic review. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 541-551.
  1. Ronald A Booth, Stephen Hill, Andrew Don-Wauchope, P. Lina Santaguida, Mark Oremus, Robert McKelvie, Cynthia Balion, Judy A. Brown, Usman Ali, Amy Bustamam, Nazmul Sohel, Parminder Raina. Performance of BNP and NT-proBNP for Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Primary Care Patients:  A Systematic Review. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 439-451.
  1. Stephen A. Hill, Ronald A. Booth, P. Lina Santaguida, Andrew Don-Wauchope, Judy A. Brown, Mark Oremus, Usman Ali, Amy Bustamam, Nazmul Sohel, Robert McKelvie, Cynthia Balion, Parminder Raina. Use Of Bnp And Nt-Probnp For The Diagnosis Of Heart Failure In The Emergency Department: A Systematic Review Of The Evidence. Heart Failure Reviews, 2014 19(4): 421-438.
  1. Cynthia Balion, Andrew Don-Wauchope, Lina Santaguida, Stephen Hill, Ronald A Booth, Judy Brown, Mark Oremus, Amy Bustamam, Homa Keshavarz, Nasmul Shoel, Robers McKelvie, Parminder Raina. Use of Natriuretic Peptide Measurement in the Management of Heart Failure. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 126. AHRQ Publication No. 13(14)-EHC118-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2013. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm.
  1. Ayub Akbari, Christine A. White, Nasim Shahbazi, Ronald A. Booth, Swapnil Hiremath, and Greg A. Knoll.  Spot Urine Protein Measurements: Are these Accurate in Kidney Transplant Recipients? Transplantation 2012;94(4):389-395
  1. Kavsak PA, Allen LC, Apple FS, Booth RA, Chan PC, Delvin E, Fraser A, Fu L, Gornall D, Collier C, Hill S, Hoffman B, Huang Y, Lavoie J, Lou A, Mattman A, McQueen M, Meng QH, Oleschuk C, Pudek M, Randell E, Sohn KY, Thorlacius L, Yip PM, Dahdah N, Devereaux PJ, Dhesy-Thind S, Hotte SJ, Worster A.  Cardiac troponin testing in the acute care setting: Ordering, reporting, and high sensitivity assays-An update from the Canadian society of clinical chemists (CSCC). Clin Biochem. 2011 Nov;44(16):1273-7.

 

Fields of Interest

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Clinical immunology and autoimmunity
  • Evidence based laboratory medicine
  • Effective laboratory utilization
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