Christopher Parker MD MSc FRCPC FCCP

Christopher Parker
  • Associate Professor
  • 102 Stuart Street
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • K7L 3N6
  • Telephone: 613-548-2384
  • Fax: 613-549-1459
  • E-Mail:

Faculty Bio

Dr. Chris Parker completed his medical training at Queen’s University, including a residency in Internal Medicine, followed by fellowships in Respirology and Critical Care Medicine.  He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s.  His clinical activities are split between Respirology and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Parker’s academic interests include research in cardiopulmonary interactions and mechanisms of dyspnea.  He is a respected educator, contributing to both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical curricula.  He is the Course Director of MEDS 455 and the Director of the Respirology Training Program.  Specific educational interests are the application of cardiorespiratory physiology to the understanding of resuscitation, and the use of high-fidelity medical simulation.

He has also been selected to lead the implementation of a new program in endobronchial ultrasound at Kingston General Hospital.

102 Stuart Street., Room 20-201
Kingston, ON 
K7L 3N6
Phone: 613.548.2384
Fax: 613.549.1459
 Clinical Interests:
General Respirology
Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Appointments:
G.F.T. Kingston General Hospital
Consultant: HDH, PCCC, SMOL
Academic Interests:
Pathophysiology of Dyspnea
Cardiopulmonary Interactions
Administrative Appointments:
Associate Professor, Departmant of Medicine
Director, Repiratory Training Program
Queen's University

Selected Publications:
Parker CM, Kutsiogiannis J, Muscedere J, Cook D, Dodek P, Day A and Heyland D for the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Ventilator-associate pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant organism or Pseudomonas: Prevalence, incidence, rick factors and outcomes. [Submitted]

Parker CM, Nolan R, and Lougheed MD. Catamenial hemoptysis and pneumothoraces in a patient with cystic fibrosis. Can Respir J 2007; 14; 295-297.

Parker CM, Heyland DK, Groll D, and Ceasar M. Mechanism of injury influences quality of like in survivors of cute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med 2006; 32:1895-1900.

O'Donnell DE, and Parker CM. COPD exacerbations. 3: Pathophysiology.
Thorax 2006; 61:354-361.

Parker CM, Voduc N, Aaron S, Webb K, and O'Donnell DE. Pathophysiology of dyspnea during acute exaberations of COPD. Eur Respir | 2005; 26:420-428

Parker CM, and Heyland DK. The role of aspiration in ventilator-associate pneumonia.
Nutr Clin Pract 2004; 19:597-609

Last Modified: 2016-06-08