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Gonzalo Alvarez MD MHP FRCPC

Dr. Alvarez is 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. In 2015, he was awarded the Clinical Research Chair in Tuberculosis in Aboriginal Communities at the University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine.

He has published 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He has obtained over 1.6 million dollars in peer reviewed grants as either principle investigator or co-principle investigator, including 4 CIHR grants. His work has been featured on CBC TV and CBC radio as well as local, provincial and national newspapers.

In addition to his work serving the Ottawa region as a respirologist at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Alvarez is the respirology and tuberculosis consultant for the Nunavut Department of Health. Since 2007 he has been providing pulmonary care for Nunavummiut through the Qikiqtani General Hospital and in his Ottawa Hospital respirology and tuberculosis clinics.