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Dr.Theodore (Ted) K. Marras

Biographical Sketch
University Appointments
Hospital Appointments
Clinical Activities
Educational Activities
Current Activities
Research Interests
Current Grant Support
Selected Publications
Chapters and Monographs

Biographical Sketch

1991-1995 Medical School, Queen's University
1995-1998 Resident, Internal Medicine, U of T
1998-1999 Fellow, Respiratory Medicine, U of T
2000-2004 Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canadian Lung Association Postdoctoral Fellow
2000-2001 University of Toronto, clinical epidemiology
2001-2003 University of California, San Francisco

  • Clinical research and clinical training in non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections and tuberculosis
  • Molecular epidemiology of mycobacterial disease (Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • One-month intensive pulmonary NTM infections (National Jewish Respiratory Center, Denver, Colorado, USA)

2003-2004 University of Toronto - clinical research

University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Clinician Scientist training program (2000-2002)
University of Toronto, Clinician Investigator Program (2000-2003)

1992 B.Sc. with distinction, Life Sciences Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
1995 M.D. Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
2003 M.Sc., Clinical Epidemiology University of Toronto
2003 FRCPC, Clinician Investigator University of Toronto program

University Appointments

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Hospital Appointments

Consulting staff physician, Division of Respirology, Department Medicine, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto /p>

Clinical Activities

Ambulatory
Ambulatory General respirology, Toronto Western Hospital (0.25 days/week) Pulmonary Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, Toronto Western Hospital (0.75 days/week) Interstitial lung diseases, Toronto Western Hospital (0.25 days/week) Tuberculosis, Toronto Western Hospital Tuberculosis Program (0.25 days/week)

Inpatient
Toronto General Hospital respiratory ward, 6 bed unit (6 weeks/year) Respiratory consultation service - Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital (6 weeks/year) Respiratory consultation service - Toronto Western Hospital (10 weeks/year)

Educational Activities

Respiratory medicine teaching service, site educational director, Toronto Western Hopital
Supervision of residents in ambulatory setting
Supervision of medical students in ambulatory setting
Teaching pulmonary function rounds
Teaching resident sessions for respiratory service residents
Presentations at mid-day clinical rounds for internal medicine house staff
Medical Grand Rounds
City-Wide TB rounds
Instructor for 1st year medical student respiratory seminars
Supervision of undergraduate, medical students, medical residents and respiratory fellows in research projects

Current Local, Provincial, National and International Activities

Ontario Thoracic Society
Canadian Thoracic Society
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

Research Interests

Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections
Tuberculosis
Community-acquired pneumonia
Interstitial lung disease
Pulmonary complications in the immune compromised and after stem-cell transplantation

Current Grant Support

CIHR ($290,000.00) - Co-investigator, Health-related quality of life in advanced lung disease, Principal investigator Dr. L. Singer, 2006/04-2009/03

Actelion ($12,000) - Co-site investigator - Open-label evaluation of Bosentan for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - 2006-2007

InterMune (US $70,000) - Co-investigator - Randomized controlled trial gamma-interferon for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, 2004-2009

Actelion ($ 50,000) - Site-investigator - Phase II Randomized controlled trial of bosentan for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, 2003-2006

Selected Recent Publications

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Chapters and Monographs

Marras T, Herridge M and Mehta S. Corticosteroid therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Medicine 1999; 25:1191-3.

Marras TK and Chan CK. Management options in hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP). Concise insights into diagnosis and therapeutics, January 2000.

Marras TK. Histologic classification of idiopathic diffuse interstitial lung diseases: a clinician's perspective. Respiratory Rounds of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2000; 1(10).

Marras TK and Daley CL. International epidemiology of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. Clinics in Chest Medicine 2002. 23:553-67.

Marras TK. Antibiotic treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults. Geriatrics and Aging 2002; 5:45-9.

Marras TK and Chan CK. Management of Community-acquired Pneumonia in the Elderly. Clinical Geriatrics 2002; 10(5):53-64.

Marras TK and Chan CKN. Obliterative bronchiolitis complicating bone marrow transplantation. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2003; 24(5):531-41.

Stather D and Marras TK. Upper and lower respiratory tract complications of underwater diving. Respiratory and Allergy Rounds of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. July/August 2004.

Marras TK. Pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections: red snappers that aren't just red herrings. Respiratory and Allergy Rounds of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. November/December 2004.

Marras TK. Clinical aspects of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. Ontario Thoracic Reviews. 2004. Alzaabi A and Marras TK. Management of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults. Geriatrics and Aging 2005; 8:18-27