Research in Respirology

Research in the Division of Respiratory Medicine is focused in the areas of clinical research, and clinical and population epidemiology.  Our research faculty is growing and has been very productive in recent years.  Since 2003 members of our faculty have published first-author research publications in:  The NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, CMAJ, The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, as well as many other subspecialty journals.   Members of our group hold a large number of peer-reviewed research grants from CIHR, The Ontario Thoracic Society, The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Canadian Cancer Society.

Our faculty members have diverse research interests and expertise:

  • Epidemiology:  Drs. Aaron, Dales, Pakhale, Leech, Srour
  • Obstructive Lung Disease (asthma and COPD): Drs. Aaron, Dales, Pakhale, Srour
  • Cystic Fibrosis:  Dr. Aaron
  • Interventional Pulmonology and Pleural Diseases: Dr. Amjadi
  • Tuberculosis and mycobacterial diseases: Dr. Alvarez
  • Neuromuscular disease and chronic ventilation: Dr. McKim
  • Air pollution and Sleep Medicine: Dr Dales and Dr. Leech
  • Exercise Physiology: Dr. Voduc

Contact Us:

Dr. Shawn AaronUniversity Division Head, Division of Respiratory MedicineTel: 613-737-8899, ext 74729Email:


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