Leadership and Governance

CTS Board of Directors and Executive Committee*  2022-2023

Richard Leigh President*
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Paul Hernandez, Past President*
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

Mohit Bhutani, President-elect*
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Donna Goodridge, Treasurer*
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

Melinda Solomon, Secretary*
Hospital for Sick Kids / University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Jean Bourbeau, Chair, Business Development
McGill University
Montréal, QC

Dina Brooks, Chair, Long-term Planning
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

David Gourde, Chair, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Montréal, QC

Samir Gupta, Chair, Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Christopher Hergott, Chair, Education & Continuing Professional Development
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Larry Lands, Chair, Research
McGill University
Montréal, QC

Christopher Li, Chair, Membership & Communications
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

David Zielinski, Pediatric Assembly Representative
Montreal Children’s Hospital / McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, QC

In Memoriam: J. Mark FitzGerald

CTS mourns the loss of Dr. Mark FitzGerald, a visionary leader, pioneering scientist, caring physician, colleague and friend.


CTS Announcement

The CTS incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation on August 5, 2015.  The CTS bylaws were approved by the membership at the CTS Annual Meeting in April 2016.

Other policies and procedures:

CTS Policy on Tobacco and Inhaled Products

CTS Endorsement Policy

CTS Privacy Policy

CTS Conflict of Interest Policy_Under Review, Fall 2019

The CTS has a wide range of clinical assemblies that allow members to engage in activities such as the following:

  • Development of guidelines and knowledge translation tools
  • Development of position statements
  • Advocacy

Current assemblies and their leadership

  • Asthma – Dr. Dhena Radhakrishnan and Dr. Clare Ramsey
  • Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals – Mr. David Gourde
  • COPD – Mr. Ray Aceron and Dr. Erika Penz
  • Chest Procedures – Dr. Christopher Hergott
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation – Dr. Doug McKim
  • Interstitial Lung Disease – Dr. Martin Kolb and Dr. Lisa Wickerson
  • Pediatric Assembly – Dr. Christopher Gerdung
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease – Dr. Andrew Hirsch
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing – Dr. Najib Ayas
  • Tuberculosis & Infectious Disease – Dr. Dick Menzies