Dr. Chapman is Director of the Asthma and Airway Centre of the University Health Network, President of the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care and Director of the Canadian Registry for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. A graduate of the University of Toronto and former member of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, he is now a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Chapman is an internationally respected researcher in the field of asthma, COPD and airway diseases; his publications have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. The titles of more than 600 publications ranged from "Emergency medical services for outdoor rock music festivals" to "The effect of posutre on thoracoabdominal movements during progressive hyperoxic hypercapnia in conscious man". With more than 22,000 citations to his work, Professor Chapman is in the top 1% of cited medical researchers.
He chaired Canada's first Consensus Conference to establish Canadian guidelines for the managemtn of COPD. Professor Chapman was the inaugural holder of the CIHR-GSK Research Chair in Respiratory Health Care Delivery at the University Health Network and was one of five Canadian respiratory physicians awarded Fellowship in the European Society in its Inaugural year.