Dr. Benjamin Smith

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Smith
Contact Information
Address: 

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
1001 Decarie Boulevard,
Montreal, Qc, H4A 3J1

Phone: 
(514) 934-1934 ext. 32235
Email address: 
benjamin.m.smith [at] mcgill.ca
Current research: 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Imaging

Projects: 

1. Diaphragm morphology in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Characterizing diaphragm structure and composition in vivo using computed tomography.
2. Airway branch patterns in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Characterizing central and peripheral airway branch patterns and assessing susceptibility to cigarette-smoke induced chronic lung injury.
3. Cardiotoxic breathing mechanics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quantification of inspiratory pleural pressures throughout exercise and assessing the relationship with measures of cardiac wall stress.

Selected publications: 
Research areas: 
Respiratory diseases
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