Our People

Raising the bar for service, education and research

The Division of Respirology includes adult respirologists in Halifax, Saint John, Moncton and Charlottetown with a broad range of clinical expertise and research interests.

Division members provide tertiary care for patients throughout the Maritime provinces and are actively engaged in various ambulatory and inpatient services. They have a reputation for developing innovative programs such as the INSPIRED COPD outreach program, considered the gold standard for service delivery in COPD, and the PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) program, which combines patient care and education.

Our division has a strong commitment to our academic mandate, and members devote considerable time to undergraduate and postgraduate education and to clinical research activities. Division faculty have won many teaching awards and are recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical research work.

Faculty members

Name Academic rank Special interest
Dr. Paul Hernandez
Division head / service chief
Professor Pulmonary Rehab
Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Meredith Chiasson Associate professor Cystic Fibrosis
Non-CF Bronchiectasis
Lung Transplantation
Dr. Simon Houston Associate professor Interventional Respirology
Dr. Colm McParland Professor
Pulmonary Rehab
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Function Testing
Dr. Debra Morrison Professor Sleep Disorders
Dr. Nancy Morrison Professor Cystic Fibrosis
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dr. Alexander Nelson Assistant professor
Sleep Disorders
Dr. Gosia Phillips Assistant professor Sleep Disorders


Name Academic rank
Dr. Aaron LeBlanc Locum
Dr. Karam Al Jumaily Locum until March 31, 2023
Dr. Teresa Rodriguez Locum until March 31, 2022

Cross appointments

Name Cross from
Dr. Pierre Landry Critical Care

Adjunct appointments

Name Site
Dr. Stephanie Connidis Halifax Hospice

Academic only appointments

(Academic rank)
Associated hospital
Dr. Maen Alqdah
(assistant professor)
The Moncton Hospital
Dr. Oriano Andreani
(assistant professor)
Saint John Regional
Dr. Graham Bishop
(assistant professor)
Saint John Regional
Dr. Nicole Drost
(assistant professor)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, PEI
Dr. Adnan Habib
(assistant professor)
The Moncton Hospital
Dr. Kristina Kemp
(assistant professor)
The Moncton Hospital
Dr. Aaron LeBlanc
(assistant professor)
Dartmouth General
Dr. Scott Rappard
(assistant professor)
Dartmouth General
Note: retired from clinical practice
Dr. Lian Szabo
(assistant professor)
Cape Breton Regional