Dr. Smith’s research focuses on investigating the pathophysiological mechanisms of obstructive lung diseases in order to improve clinically meaningful outcomes. Obstructive lung disease (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma) represents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, and in Canada. His research integrates methods of population-based epidemiology, state-of-the-art-imaging, and physiology in order to understand disease pathogenesis and expose targetable mechanisms of functional impairment.
His specific areas of interest include:
- airway structure and developmental susceptibility to obstructive lung disease;
- the personalization of obstructive lung disease prevention and treatment based on airway anatomy;
- the cardiotoxic effects of breathing mechanics in obstructive lung disease.
- Clinical and academic interests include improving the quality of lung cancer diagnosis and staging, and medical education.
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Our natural variation in lung anatomy is associated with greater risk of COPD.
Meakins-Christie Laboratories & RECRU
Montreal QC H4A 3S9
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 53333 (office)
Education & Training
PDF, Columbia U, 2014
MSc Epidemiology, McGill, 2011
MD, McGill University, 2005