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Dr. Matthew Stanbrook

Biographical Sketch
University Appointments
Hospital Appointments
Clinical Activities
Educational Activities
Current Activities
Research Interests
Selected Publications

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Stanbrook graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1995. He subsequently completed residency training in Toronto in Internal Medicine (1995-1998) and Respirology (1998-2001), then went on to enroll in the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program for additional research training (2001-2004). From 2001-2002, he moved to Boston to undertake a research fellowship with Jeffrey Drazen at The New England Journal of Medicine, where he was the first person to hold the position of Editorial Fellow. He then returned to Toronto to complete his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, working at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario under the supervision of Donald Redelmeier. Dr. Stanbrook is currently appointed as an academic clinician-scientist. He is also Deputy Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and an Associate Editor of ACP Journal Club.

University Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Hospital Appointments

Staff Physician, Division of Respirology, University Health Network
Staff Physician, Division of Respirology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Activities

Outpatient clinic based at the Asthma & Airway Centre, Toronto Western Hospital

Major clinical interests:
  • General respirology problems, with a focus on common disorders of the airways
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
Affiliated with the Toronto Western Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Educational Activities

Faculty Advisor, Respirology Journal Club
Member of Respirology Program Committee
Lecturer for graduate courses in the University of Toronto MSc/PhD Clinical Epidemiology Program

Resident teaching:

  • Clinical teaching on inpatient ward and consultation service
  • Clinical teaching in outpatient general respirology clinic
  • Advanced Pulmonary Function Course: cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Pulmonary Function Rounds

Medical student teaching:

  • Clinical teaching in outpatient general respirology clinic
  • Mechanisms, Manifestations and Management of Disease, Year 2
  • Determinants of Community Health, Year 2
  • Introduction to Respirology, Year 1

Multilevel teaching:

  • Medicine Noon Rounds: Evidence-Based Medicine Rounds
  • Medicine Noon Rounds: Approach to Chest X-Ray Interpretation
  • Medicine Noon Rounds: Approach to Pulmonary Function Testing

Current Local, Provincial, National and International Activities

Member of the Toronto Airways Group

Core Member, Scientific Advisory Committee on Respiratory and Allergy Therapies, Health Canada
Member, Chronic Respiratory Disease Working Group, Public Health Agency of Canada
Grant Reviewer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Grant Reviewer, Canadian Lung Association National Grant Review Panel

Deputy Editor, Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
Associate Editor of ACP Journal Club
Member of the Editorial Board of Clinical and Investigative Medicine
Peer Reviewer for many journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, PLoS ONE
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
Member of the American Thoracic Society
Member of the American College of Physicians

Research Interests

  • Clinical epidemiology of lung diseases
  • Mortality, morbidity, and health services utilization in COPD
  • Diagnostic use and validity of pulmonary function measures
  • Medical journalology and its relationship to knowledge translation
  • Measurement of scientific productivity of academic researchers

Selected Recent Publications

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