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The Respiratory Division offers innovative and multi-disciplinary clinical care. It also provides a base upon which clinical respiratory training is built at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

Eight programs have been developed, specializing in:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Home Ventilation
  • Pediatric-Adult transition
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Weaning from mechanical ventilation


The success of the division’s clinical research programs can be measured by their productivity. MUHC professionals who contribute to them have received substantial support from scientific agencies, and from industry. They frequently have research papers published in respected medical journals.


The specific objectives of development for the next decade for Cancer, Home Ventilation, Pediatric-Adult Transition, Tuberculosis, and Weaning programs are to further strengthen their highly trained multi-disciplinary management teams to care for patient populations with complex diseases.


The MUHC is the only hospital in the Montreal region designated as a quaternary> service by the “Lutte Contre le Cancer”, and is one only of two centres for Home Ventilation in the province of Quebec, designated by the Ministry of Health. The TB service has achieved international recognition for teaching, and research. It also serves as the centre of clinical and public health expertise for federal, provincial and regional authorities.

The MUHC houses the only respiratory Weaning program in Quebec, while the Pediatric-Adult Transition program is the only one in the province that provides continuity of care within the same hospital, to an ever growing number of patients who are reaching adulthood with rare and complex chronic respiratory conditions.

Asthma, COPD and Sleep Disorders

These three areas of study have strong traditions of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and allied-health professionals, as well as performing basic and advanced research.


  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Day Hospital
  • Home Ventilation Program
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and Medical Thoracoscopy
  • Long-term Ventilation Program
  • Lung Oncology
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pediatric-Adult Transition Clinic (BPD and CF)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory ICU / Ventilator Weaning Program
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tuberculosis



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