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Dr. Andrea Gershon
Andrea Gershon, MD, M.Sc.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room V1 06
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6747
Fax: 416-480-6048

Research Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Anguelov
Phone: 416-480-6747


  • MD, 1996, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2003, U of T, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical SciencesIntegrated Community Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Lung health lead and scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Research director and staff respirologist, division of respirology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Associate professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
  • Adjunct scientist, Toronto East General Hospital


  • Emerging Research Leaders Initiative Award, Canadian Respiratory Research Network, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2016
  • Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Early Career Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society, 2015
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, 2015
  • New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014
  • Achievement, Commitment and Excellence Award, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2013
  • Graham Farquharson Fellowship for Translational Health Research, Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation, 2013

Research Foci:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Population-based studies
  • Drug safety and effectiveness
  • Quality of care
  • Knowledge transfer

Research Summary:

Dr. Gershon is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded investigator. The focus of her research is respiratory disease health outcomes, health services, quality of care, drug safety and effectiveness, and knowledge translation. Her work aims to optimize care and health outcomes for people living with respiratory disease.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Gershon AS, Macdonald EM, Luo J, Austin PC, Gupta S, Sivjee K, Upshur R, Aaron SD. Concomitant pulmonologist and primary care for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A population study. Family Practice. 2017 May 30(0). [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmx058.
  2. Gershon AS, Mecredy G, Croxford R, To T, Stanbrook MB, Aaron SD, for the Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosed with or without pulmonary function testing. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2016 Nov 14;189(1):E1–E10. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151420
  3. Kendzerska T, To TM, Aaron SD, Lougheed MD, Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald JM, Gershon AS, for the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN). The impact of a history of asthma on long-term outcomes of people with newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2016 Sep 15;S0091–6749(16):30706–0.
  4. Gershon AS, Hwee J, Victor JC, Wilton D, Wu R, Day A, To T. Mortality trends in women and men with COPD in Ontario, Canada, 1996-2012. Thorax. 2015 Feb;70(2):121–6.
  5. Gershon AS, Campitelli MA, Croxford R, Stanbrook MB, To T, Upshur R, Stephenson A, Stukel TA. Combination long-acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids versus long-acting beta-agonists alone in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. JAMA. 2014 Sep 17;312(11):1114–21.

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