A physician using an instrument to check the ears of a male youth

The Division of Respirology is actively involved in education through the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and has an active research program focused on aboriginal health, respiratory consequences of neuromotor disease and health outcomes research.

The division provides high-level pediatric respiratory care through almost 4,000 patient visits per year at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) which serves 1.5 million in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario. The division also provides sleep laboratory studies to Eastern Canada.

This division is primarily concerned with the care of patients with complex, chronic or rare respiratory illness as well as the more severe spectrum of more common respiratory disease such as asthma.

The division includes five full-time physicians as well as two part-time community physicians, and one member of general pediatrics, general respiratory medicine and cystic fibrosis. There is also one allergist helping with asthma and atopic disease.

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