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.
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
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Allergy Clinic: Allergy assessment and testing
Severe Asthma: Access to specialized care for the severe asthma patient
Esophageal Diagnostic Assessment Program (EDAP): Directed at patients with suspected esophageal cancer
Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (LDAP): Directed at patients with suspected lung cancer
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): Providing multi-disciplinary care to patients with Interstitial Lung Disease such as Pulmonary Fibrosis
Head and Neck: Directed at patients who require hospital admission for diseases of ear, nose and throat
Pleural Spaces Clinic: Directed at patients with pleural effusions
Pleural Nodules Clinic: Directed at patients with small lung nodules
Respiratory Rehabilitation: Inpatient and outpatient components for Respiratory Rehabilitation
Sleep Medicine: Diagnosis and therapy for sleep disorders and disturbances
Thoracic Surgery: Directed at patients seeking medical treatment for diseases of the lung, esophagus and mediasinum
Tuberculosis Clinic: Regional program run jointly with Public Health
* You may be scheduled for a specific procedure during your visit to the Firestone Clinic.