Division of Respirology

Welcome to Respirology

Dr. Martin Kolb, Division Director of Respirology

Dr. Martin Kolb is Director of the Division of Respirology at
McMaster University.

The Division of Respirology at McMaster University provides clinical care, research and training in respiratory diseases. We have a large faculty, with members in the four hospitals throughout the City of Hamilton and at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH), who look after the full spectrum of respiratory disorders. The Division provides tertiary care for the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) for Southern Ontario and works closely together with the Division for Thoracic Surgery at McMaster University.

The research conducted in Respirology at McMaster and the FIRH is known internationally, particularly in chronic airway disease and lung fibrosis. There is a large pool of talented researchers from diverse scientific and clinical backgrounds who collaborate with this. Our faculty cover many research areas including basic molecular/cell biology, preclinical and translational medicine, clinical investigation and epidemiology. Numerous and respected clinicians, scientists and teachers of respiratory medicine, both nationally and internationally, have worked and studied at McMaster and in the Division.

Finally, we have an active teaching program and Respirology residency which provides comprehensive training, as well as numerous research opportunities, to physicians wishing to pursue a career in Respirology. The Division has subspecialty training programs in sleep medicine, severe asthma, and interstitial lung disease.

We have an on-going commitment to excellence in clinical care, teaching and research, to our patients, learners, staff and colleagues in Canada and internationally. Please feel free to contact the Division members for more detailed information.