Tom Appleton

Tom  Appleton

Western University, Canada

Tom is passionate about rheumatology research, communication, and clinical care. He was recruited to Western in 2016 as a clinician-scientist and appointed chief of rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Care London in 2020. He founded the Western Ontario Registry for Early Osteoarthritis (WOREO) Knee Study and the Synovial Translational Biology Laboratory at Western, studying the resolution of inflammation and discovering biological targets for therapies. Tom is a past director of the Ontario Rheumatology Association (ORA) and chair of the Canadian Rheumatology Association Scientific Committee. He now serves as advisor to Arthritis Society Canada and various research institutes, and chair of the ORA Informatics Committee.