We are delighted to announce the appointment of James G. Martin, MD, as the new Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (CJRCCSM), effective January 2023. Dr. Martin is a professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University, and a member of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, part of the Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases program.
Dr. Martin studied Medicine in Cork, Ireland in the 60’s and 70’s, receiving his MB and BCh degrees in 1973, and his MD in Respiratory Medicine in 1983. He joined the Meakins-Christie Laboratories as a Research Director in 1979 and a became a full professor at McGill University in 1994. He has held several significant positions since that time, including Scientific Director of the Meakins-Christie Labs from 1993-2008 and Scientific Director of the Montreal Chest Institute Research Centre from 1992 to 2008. From 2012 to 2014 Dr. Martin was the Acting Chair of the Department of Medicine, and then the Chair from 2014 to 2019.
Dr. Martin’s work as a Respiratory Specialist has developed over the years, working as a physician at the Montreal Chest Institute from 1979 to 2019, as an Associate Physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital from 1982 to 1997, as a Senior Physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital since 1997. Dr. Martin was the Physician-in-Chief of the MUHC from 2014 to 2019.