About Us

Clinical studies, research, testing and patient education.

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Asthma management strategies

It is now a standard of care that patients with unstable asthma are given a short course of oral steroids in hospital emergency rooms, walk-in clinics and offices to allow their safe discharge home. This strategy was first examined rigorously by Dr. Chapman and his colleagues who published their pivotal study in the New England Journal of Medicine *. This was followed by other studies examining the optimal strategies for managing asthma.

Patient Education

Optimizing asthma treatment outcomes lead inevitably to studies of patient education, compliance, and control assessment *. Doctor Chapman’s work in patient education included establishing the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care, an organization that manages respiratory educator certification programs for Canada. He remains active executive member.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Chapman wrote Canada’s first guidelines for the management of COPD* and maintains a broad program of research in this area, addressing issues of diagnostic delay, epidemiology and non-invasive monitoring. He is a member of the CanCOLD consortium, a trans-Canadian program of study examining the natural history in a large population-based cohort of patients with COPD. He has addressed issues of gender bias in his work.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dr. Chapman follows a large number of patients with alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency* and is considered one of the world’s leading experts in this comparatively rare lung disease. His work reflects both the Canadian perspective (from the Alpha-1 Canadian registry) and his collaboration with esteemed international colleagues.