Dr. Keast is a native of London Ontario, graduating from Western University with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. He taught High School for eleven years before entering medicine at Queens University graduating in 1985. He practiced family practice for 25 years before focusing his practice in Wound Care. He is a past president and a founding board member of the Canadian Association of Wound Care.

He is currently the president of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care and Director of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework.  Dr. Keast is an internationally recognized educator and has participated on many national and international advisory panels.

Professional and Academic Experience

Community Family Practice for 25 years, Family Medicine Resident education through selective rotations, Administrative duties including Chief of Family Medicine, Parkwood Hospital, President of the Professional Staff Organization and representative to the Board of St. Joseph's Health Care London, Centre Director of the Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care Research Centre, Co-director of the International Interdisciplinary Wound care Course at the university of Toronto.




  • Clinical Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
  • Adjunct Courtesy Faculty School of Nursing Faculty, University of Missouri
  • Modified Active Staff Family Medicine, Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Research Group



Wound Care, Lymphedema, Diabetic Foot, Venous, Pressure Ulcers

Other Professional Roles and Affiliations

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (President London Chapter 1994 – 2009)
  • World Alliance on Wound and Lymphoedema Care (President) 
  • Canadian Association of Wound Care, (Founding Director – 1996 to 2009, President Elect 2002 – 2003, President 2004 – 2007, Past President 2007 -2009)
  • Association for the Advance of Wound Care, USA (Director 2001 – 2005, Chair International Forum
  • Canadian Lymphedema Framework (Director)