Dr. Stanbrook graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed residency training in Toronto in internal medicine and respirology, followed by several years of additional research training in the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program. From 2001-2002, he moved to Boston to undertake a research fellowship with Dr. Jeffrey Drazen at The New England Journal of Medicine, where he was the first person to hold the position of Editorial Fellow. He then returned to Toronto to complete his PhD in clinical epidemiology, working at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Donald Redelmeier.
Dr. Stanbrook is currently appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Medicine with cross-appointment to the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a staff respirologist at the Asthma & Airway Centre of the University Health Network. In addition, he has served as deputy editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal since 2007 and is also an associate editor for ACP Journal Club. He is a core member of Health Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Respiratory and Allergy Therapies.
His research interests include the clinical epidemiology of COPD and asthma, the health and public policy implications of e-cigarettes and the role of medical journals in knowledge translation.