Division of Respirology

Natalie Kozij


Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine






Clinical and Research Interests

General Respirology, quality improvement and patient safety


  • Completed a Bachelor of Science at McGill University, studies in Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto
  • Respirology training at Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Master’s in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto

Master’s work included investigating strategies to maximize the utility of pulmonary function testing and facilitate appropriate ordering practices.

Previous patient safety work included examining morning handover practices at Toronto teaching hospitals, and factors that influenced the successful handover of clinical information.

Previous Respirology-based research examining the role of exhaled nitric oxide in patients with Scleroderma-associated lung disease.

Selected Publications

  1. Kozij, NK et al., Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Systemic Sclerosis Lung Disease, Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 2017(2017), Article ID 6736239
  2. Kozij NK, Devlin MK & Wong BM. Metrics for evaluating the quality of handovers – reply. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015 Apr;175(4):655.
  3. Devlin & Kozij et al., Morning handover of on-call issues: Opportunities for improvement. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online July 21, 2014.