Assistant Professor
Research Interests:

Interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, dyspnea, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptom management, health care databases.

B.Sc.H Queen’s University at Kingston
MD University of Western Ontario
MSc University of California San Francisco Clinical Research
Recent Publications:
  • Ryerson CJ, Malhotra S, Lam S, English JC, Ionescu DN. A pleural mass with pulmonary infiltrates. Thorax. 2007 Aug;62(8):666, 695.
  • Wong RY, Ryerson CJ, Ko, HH, Millington SJ, Renouf DJ, Staples, JA. A New Internet-Based Learning Resource for Internal Medicine Residents. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008 May;3(2):76-9.95.
  • Ryerson CJ, Churg A, Wilcox, PG. A 48-year-old woman with remote Hodgkin disease and bilateral pleural effusions. Chest. 2009 Sep;136(3):934-7.
  • Petrovic V, Ryerson CJ, Levy RD. Long-term survival in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with massive pulmonary artery dilatation. Canadian Respiratory Journal. In press.
  • Ryerson CJ, Nayar S, Swiston JR, Sin DD. Pharmacotherapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis Respiratory Research. 2010, 11:12.
  • Ryerson CJ, Berkeley J, Carrieri-Kohlman VL, Pantilat SZ, Landefeld CS, Collard HR. Depression and functional status are strongly associated with dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Chest. 2011;139(3):609-16.
  • Ryerson CJ, Collard HR. How to Build a Biomarker: IL-7 and Acute Exacerbation of IPF. Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases. 2011;28:83-84.
  • Flexman AM, Ryerson CJ, Talke PO. Hemodynamic stability following intra-arterial injection of verapamil for cerebral vasospasm. Anesthesia and Analgesia. In press.
  • Ley B, Ryerson CJ, Vittinghoff E, Ryu JH, Tomassetti S, Lee JS, Poletti V, Buccioli M, Elicker BM, Jones KD, King Jr TE, Collard HR. A multidimensional index and staging system for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Annals of Internal Medicine. In press.
  • Ryerson CJ, Donesky D, Pantilat SZ, Collard HR. Dyspnea in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A systematic review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Epub Jan 26, 2012.