Dr. Kolb has a special interest in ILD, in both preclinical and clinical areas.
905-525-9140 ext. 33683
Dr. Martin Kolb is an associate professor of medicine and director of research for the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare. He obtained his MD from the University of Würzburg, Germany in 1991, where he also completed a PhD equivalent in Experimental Respirology in 2003. He trained with Dr. Jack Gauldie at McMaster University from 1999-2001 and they closely collaborate since then on basic and translational projects in pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Kolb runs a specialty clinic for interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary fibrosis at St. Joseph's Healthcare and is involved as Principal Investigator and Steering Committee member in several multi-center trials for lung fibrosis. Dr. Kolb has published more than 80 scientific articles and is Deputy Editor for Respirology and on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Kolb's major research area is focused on mechanisms of lung injury, repair and fibrosis, particularly in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He has a strong interest in growth factor biology (e.g. TGFβ and IL-1), extracellular matrix, and mesenchymal cell progenitors (mesenchymal stem cells and fibrocytes). In his lab he uses a variety of animal models to study disease mechanisms and also the efficacy of novel drugs in the preclinical setting. Dr. Kolb leads activities in biomarker development for lung fibrosis and he participates as Principal Investigator and Steering Committee members in numerous clinical trials on interstitial lung disease. Dr. Kolb has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Immunology, European Respiratory Journal and many others. He is/was funded by CIHR, NIH, CFI, OTS and different Pharma companies over the years. He has received career awards from the Parker B. Francis Families Foundation, the Department of Medicine at McMaster and the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
Dr. Kolb looks after several hundred patients with interstitial lung disease in his specialty clinic and also practices in General Respirology. He is medical staff at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton for Respirology and General Internal Medicine. Clinic bookings can be made through extension x35003.
Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health
St Joseph's Healthcare / McMaster University
50 Charlton Avenue East
Juravinski Innovation Tower, Room T3326
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: 905-522-1155 ext. 32274