Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Chief Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital
Attending physician, Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital
Dr. Hirsch received his MD at McGill University in Montreal and trained in Internal Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital. He subsequently did his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at UCSD, in San Diego, where he developed an interest in venous thrombo-embolic disease and pulmonary hypertension. He returned to the staff of the Jewish General Hospital where he is currently Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University. He was a founding member of the JGH thrombosis team which performs both in-patient and out-patient consultations in all aspects of thrombosis medicine. Dr. Hirsch’s specific research interests include the diagnosis, treatment and natural history of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism and he was a lead investigator in the ELOPE trial looking at long term outcomes after acute pulmonary embolism in a group of Canadian patients. Dr. Hirsch remains active in all aspects of pulmonary vascular disease and works at the Jewish General Pulmonary Hypertension Center and leads the Chronic-Thrombo-embolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTE-PH) program.