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Dr. Matthew Stanbrook - University Health Network. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Matthew Stanbrook Dr. Matthew Stanbrook

Respirologist, Toronto Western Hospital | University Health Network

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Deputy Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, one of Canada's most prestigious medical journals





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Dr. Stanbrook is a respirologist in the Asthma & Airway Centre at the University Health Network. He specializes in treating patients with lung disease, such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other common disorders of the airways.

As the Deputy Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Stanbrook weighs in on topical public-health related issues.

Dr. Stanbrook completed medical school and residencies in Internal Medicine and Respirology at the University of Toronto. He subsequently undertook additional research training in the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program. From 2001-2002, he served as Editorial Fellow at The New England Journal of Medicine in Boston. He then returned to Toronto to obtain his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, working at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Donald Redelmeier. Dr. Stanbrook is appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Industry Expertise (8)

Health and Wellness



Health Care - Services

Health Care - Providers

Writing and Editing

Health Care - Facilities

Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (7)

Clinical Epidemiology



Medical Journals

Respiratory Problems


Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Education (2)

University of Toronto: Ph.D., Clinical Epidemiology

University of Toronto: MD, Medicine 1995

Affiliations (11)

  • Toronto Airways Group : Member
  • Health Canada, Scientific Advisory Committee on Respiratory and Allergy Therapies : Core Member
  • Public Health Agency of Canada : Member, Chronic Respiratory Disease Working Group
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research : Grant Reviewer
  • Canadian Lung Association National Grant Review Panel : Grant Reviewer
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal : Deputy Editor
  • ACP Journal Club : Associate Editor
  • Clinical and Investigative Medicine : Member, Editorial Board
  • American College of Chest Physicians : Fellow
  • American Thoracic Society : Member
  • American College of Physicians : Member

Media Appearances (4)

Medical tourism fees for international patients return little cash to hospital

The Globe and Mail  print


“What we need, rather than a lot of anxiety and rhetoric, is information,” said Matthew Stanbrook, deputy editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the author of an editorial last month urging the province to commission a study of medical tourism. “Gathering this information is a good step toward that, but only if it’s going to be revealed to the public in a transparent matter.”

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Canada must help the wounded children of Gaza

Canadian Medical Association Journal  online


The world has stood transfixed by this summer's military conflict in Gaza, which is perhaps unsurprising, given the unique historical geopolitical importance of the Israeli-Palestine conflict and the large diaspora communities with direct ties to either side...

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Family doctors urged to intervene with cyberbullied kids

The Globe and Mail  online


With one in three Canadian kids saying they have been a victim of cyberbullying, a prominent physician is calling on family doctors to do more to identify children battling depressive or suicidal thoughts and to intervene before they develop mental-health issues or attempt self-harm. Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, deputy editor of the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal, says cyberbullying is an escalating crisis because of social media, and family doctors on the front lines need to intervene...

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E-cigarettes could hook new generation on nicotine, journal warns

CTV News  online


A leading Canadian medical journal is raising concerns that electronic cigarettes could hook a new generation into nicotine addiction.
With fruit-flavoured products and movie star endorsements, e-cigarettes could lure youth who wouldn't otherwise smoke into a nicotine habit, an editorial in this week's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests. The editorial was written by Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, a Toronto-based respirologist and an editor at the journal...

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Event Appearances (2)

Debate: Be it resolved that E Cigarattes should be banned in Canada (Pro)

Better Breathing Conference  Toronto, ON.


All Early COPD Should be Treated

Better Breathing Conference  Toronto, ON.


Articles (5)

Prevalence and underdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients at risk in primary care Canadian Medical Association Journal


People with known risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are important targets for screening and early intervention. We sought to measure the prevalence of COPD among such individuals visiting a primary care practitioner for ...

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Competing interests and undergraduate medical education: time for transparency Canadian Medical Association Journal


In many medical schools in North America and elsewhere, future generations of physicians are taught by some expert faculty who receive funds from the pharmaceutical industry. This situation is unavoidable to some degree, because affiliations between physicians and ...

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Governments, pay for smoking cessation Canadian Medical Association Journal


A drastic decrease in smoking rates would undoubtedly save hundreds of thousands of Canadian lives and reduce associated health care costs. Effective public health strategies for tobacco control must incorporate both population-and individual-level interventions...

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Hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


Poisoning with carbon monoxide (CO) remains an important cause of accidental and intentional injury worldwide. Several unblinded non-randomized trials have suggested that the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) prevents the development of ...

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Bronchial hyperreactivity after lung transplantation predicts early bronchiolitis obliterans American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine


Nonspecific bronchial hyperreactivity (NSBHR) has been observed in patients who have undergone lung transplantation, but studies have provided conflicting reports as to the incidence and significance of this finding. To delineate more clearly the natural history of ...

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