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Kenneth R. Chapman

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Kenneth R. Chapman, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP

Dr. Chapman is Director of the Asthma and Airway Centre of the University Health Network, President of the Canadian Network for Asthma Care and Director of the Canadian Registry for Alpha1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency. A graduate of the University of Toronto and a former member of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, he is now a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Chapman is an internationally respected researcher in the field of asthma, COPD and airway diseases; his publications have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. The titles of more than 400 publications ranged from “Emergency medical services for outdoor rock music festivals” to “The effect of posture on thoracoabdominal movements during progressive hyperoxic hypercapnia in conscious man”. With more the 9,000 citations to his work, Professor Chapman is in the top 1% of cited medical researchers. He chaired Canada’s first Consensus Conference to establish Canadian guidelines for the management of COPD. Professor Chapman is the inaugural holder of the CIHR-GSK Research Chair in Respiratory Health Care Delivery at the University Health Network.

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