Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Pierre Ernst graduated in Medicine from Université de Montreal, completed internal medicine and pulmonary training at McGill University, after which he completed an M.Sc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill. He is currently an attending physician in the Pulmonary Division of the Department of Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at McGill University.
Major Research Activities
Dr. Ernst’s current research activities centre around the safety of medications as used in the general population after approval for commercialization. He is an investigator with the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which collaborates with the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN), and is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
Brassard P, Suissa S, Kezouh A, Ernst P. Inhaled corticosteroids and risk of tuberculosis in patients with respiratory diseases. Am J RespirCrit Care Med 2011;183:675-678.Suissa S, Kezouh A, Ernst P. Inhaled corticosteroids and the risks of diabetes onset and progression. Am J Med 2010 Nov;123(1):1001-1006.Gonzalez AV, Suissa S, Ernst P. Gender differences in survival following hospitalisation for COPD. Thorax 2011;66(1):38-42.