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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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
Medicine, RESP Block: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
Medicine, RESP Block: “Respiratory Physiology Small Groups”
Medicine, “Physicianship apprenticeship – Osler Fellow”
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health (EPIB-619), Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Experimental Medicine (EXMD-507), Advanced Applied Respiratory Physiology: Lung imaging and physiology
Experimental Medicine (EXMD-633), Clinical Aspects of Research in Respiratory Disease: COPD
Experimental Medicine (EXMD-609), Cellular Methods in Biomedical Research: Lung Imaging