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Dr. Stephen Archer MD
Dr. Stephen Archer
Head, Department of Medicine
Principal Investigator, QCPU
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613 533 2967
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Dr. Stephen Archer is a renowned cardiologist and physician scientist, accomplished author and dedicated educator. His research focus is on mechanism of oxygen sensing, mitochondrial biology and experimental therapeutics for pulmonary hypertension and cancer.

Having spent 12 years as a Chief of Cardiology at the University of Alberta and then at the University of Chicago, Dr. Archer returned to his medical school roots in 2012 to Queen’s University. He now serves as the Head of Medicine at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and Providence Care. Directing a NIH- and CIHR-funded research lab, Dr. Archer and his associates study basic mechanisms of oxygen sensing in the vasculature and investigates the role of mitochondria, both as oxygen sensors and regulators of cell proliferation.

Dr. Archer’s clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension, persistent ductus arteriosus, strategies for improving cardiovascular care, and training the next generation of physician-scientists. He has published 200 papers and his translational cardiovascular research has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named the Chicago American Heart Association Coeur d’Or recipient for 2013.

Dr. Archer is also the president of the Canadian Association of Professors of Medicine (CAPM), which promotes academic medicine and its sub-specialties through the effective management of academic Departments of Medicine along with the advancement of research, education and patient care.