Leadership & Members

Ottawa’s Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology prides itself on its outstanding leadership. Our leadership team delivers a compelling combination of vision, collaboration and support.  Our approach creates an environment that inspires and encourages individuals to be the best in the field of respirology and ensures that we are working together to meet the goals of our organization, our partners and the broader health care community.

Dr. Alvarez is the Head of the Division of Respirology, an Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Ottawa and a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). He was appointed to the Division of Respirology in 2006 and cross appointed to the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Ottawa Hospital after completing 2 years as a clinical scholar during which he obtained his Masters of Public Health at Harvard University. Read more about Dr. Alvarez…

Nah Voduc MD FRCPC

Director, Respirology Training Program

Dr. Voduc has been Director of our Training Program for the last 7 years.  He has built the training program into one of the best in the country.

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Respirology Staff and Their Subspecialty Areas:

  • Dr. Shawn Aaron (COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis)
  • Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez (TB, mycobacterial diseases, general respirology)
  • Dr. Kayvan Amjadi (lung cancer, interventional pulmonology, pleural diseases)
  • Dr. Steve Bencze (general respirology)
  • Dr. George Chandy (pulmonary hypertension, sleep medicine)
  • Dr. Melanie Chin (cystic fibrosis, general respirology)
  • Dr. Robert Dales (sleep medicine)
  • Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska (sleep medicine)
  • Dr. Kaissa de Boer(Interstitial lung disease)
  • Dr. Judy Leech (sleep medicine)
  • Dr. Doug McKim (pulmonary rehabilitation, neuromuscular diseases, chronic ventilation, sleep medicine)
  • Dr. Sunita Mulpuru (general respirology)
  • Dr. Smita Pakhale (cystic fibrosis, asthma, post lung transplant care)
  • Dr. Jackie Sandoz (pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep medicine)
  • Dr. Krishna Sharma (general respirology)
  • Dr. Nha Voduc (general respirology, evaluation of dyspnea, cardiopulmonary exercise testing)

Affiliated Members:

  • Dr. Bill Cameron (infectious diseases, cystic fibrosis)
  • Dr. Gwynne Jones (critical care)
  • Dr. Pierre Cardinal (critical care)
  • Dr. Qasim Alikhan (pulmonary rehabilitation)