Dr. Stanbrook completed medical school, as well as residency training in Internal Medicine and Respirology, at the University of Toronto. He then moved to Boston, where he was the first person to hold the position of Editorial Fellow at The New England Journal of Medicine.  He subsequently returned to Toronto to complete his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and was appointed to the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Stanbrook is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine with cross-appointment to the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a staff Respirologist at the Asthma & Airway Centre of the University Health Network and an Affiliate Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario.  In addition, he has served as Deputy Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal since 2007 and as an Associate Editor for ACP Journal Club since 2006. His major academic interests include COPD and asthma, e-cigarettes, and medical journalism.