The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) conducts research to increase understanding of respiratory health and disease through collaborative basic and clinical investigations with the expectation of improving patient care. Research is wide-ranging, from basic studies of animal models of lung disease (asthma, COPD, fibrosis) to clinical trials and epidemiological studies such as the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study (CHILD) birth cohort study, for which the FIRH is hosting the coordinating center. Specialized facilities have been established at the FIRH, such as the Sputum Research Laboratory and the Aerosol Research Laboratory. Scientists at the FIRH are performing studies of bone marrow progenitor cells, airway peptide challenges, electrophysiological studies of airway smooth muscle cells, chronic allergen challenges, preclinical models of lung injury and repair, and more. The research productivity of FIRH is attested to by the high quality and impact of the peer-reviewed publications.
* You may be scheduled for a specific procedure during your visit to the Firestone Clinic.
Please fax the form or referral letter to the Firestone Clinic at 905-523-5864.
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment to leave time for parking and registration.
Please enter FIRH Level 1, take a number and be seated until your number is called. FIRH is located in the Juravinski Innovation Tower, Level 1 close to the main lobby and Tim Horton’s.
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
50 Charlton Ave E.
The Firestone Clinic
Tel: 905-522-1155 Ext 36000