Paul R Fortin, MPH, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Fortin is a certified rheumatologist and a clinical epidemiologist. His research interests are both clinical and methodological. Clinically, Dr. Fortin has been working on a better understanding of the bio-psycho-social impact of chronic rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD), osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. He is particularly interested in developing better interventions for the treatment of SLE, APS and SARD.

His methodological interests cover the development and validation of health status measures and other clinical tools such as measures of disease activity or damage in SLE. He has worked on the concept of clinically relevant change in lupus disease activity and, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Abrahamowicz, has developed new methods to better link the measure of change with that of clinical relevance.

His other methodological interests include the development of risk profiles for arterial or venous thrombosis in APS, the testing of treatments of disease activity or cardiovascular disease in SLE and the validation of biological markers such as platelet-derived microparticules in SARDs.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Feb 25;:
Kim H, Levy DM, Silverman ED, Hitchon C, Bernatsky S, Pineau C, Smith CD, Tucker L, Petty R, Arbillaga H, Zummer M, Hudson M, Fortin P, Huber AM, Chedeville G, Peschken C, Pope JE
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 16;:
Legge A, Kirkland S, Rockwood K, Andreou P, Bae SC, Gordon C, Romero-Diaz J, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Wallace DJ, Bernatsky S, Clarke AE, Merrill JT, Ginzler EM, Fortin P, Gladman DD, Urowitz MB, Bruce IN, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Alarcón GS, Petri M,...
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Feb 08;:
Mendel A, Bernatsky S, Pineau CA, St-Pierre Y, Hanly JG, Urowitz MB, Clarke AE, Romero-Diaz J, Gordon C, Bae SC, Wallace DJ, Merrill JT, Buyon J, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Ginzler EM, Petri M, Dooley MA, Fortin P, Gladman DD, Steinsson K, Ramsey-Goldman R...
Thromb Res. 2019 Jan 18;175:32-36
Sciascia S, Willis R, Pengo V, Krilis S, Andrade D, Tektonidou MG, Ugarte A, Chighizola C, Branch DW, Levy RA, Nalli C, Fortin PR, Petri M, Rodriguez E, Rodriguez-Pinto I, Atsumi T, Nascimento I, Rosa R, Banzato A, Erkan D, Cohen H, Efthymiou M, Mackie...
J Rheumatol. 2019 Jan 15;:
Wirestam L, Enocsson H, Skogh T, Padyukov L, Jönsen A, Urowitz MB, Gladman DD, Romero-Diaz J, Bae SC, Fortin PR, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Clarke AE, Bernatsky S, Gordon C, Hanly JG, Wallace D, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Merrill J, Ginzler E, Alarcón GS, Chatham...
Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Dec 20;:
Mendel A, Bernatsky SB, Hanly JG, Urowitz MB, Clarke AE, Romero-Diaz J, Gordon C, Bae SC, Wallace DJ, Merrill JT, Buyon JP, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Ginzler EM, Petri M, Dooley MA, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Steinsson K, Ramsey-Goldman R, Khamashta MA,...
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 01;70(1):98-103
Isenberg D, Sturgess J, Allen E, Aranow C, Askanase A, Sang-Cheol B, Bernatsky S, Bruce I, Buyon J, Cervera R, Clarke A, Dooley MA, Fortin P, Ginzler E, Gladman D, Hanly J, Inanc M, Jacobsen S, Kamen D, Khamashta M, Lim S, Manzi S, Nived O, Peschken C,...
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Oct 30;:
Hanly JG, Li Q, Su L, Urowitz MB, Gordon C, Bae SC, Romero-Diaz J, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Bernatsky S, Clarke AE, Wallace DJ, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Merrill JT, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Bruce IN, Petri M, Ginzler EM, Dooley MA, Steinsson K, Ramsey-Goldman R...
Front Immunol. 2018;9:2269
Abderrazak A, El Azreq MA, Naci D, Fortin PR, Aoudjit F
BJOG. 2018 Sep 17;:
de Jesús GR, Sciascia S, Andrade D, Nascimento IS, Rosa R, Barbhaiya M, Tektonidou M, Banzato A, Pengo V, Ji L, Meroni PL, Ugarte A, Cohen H, Branch DW, Andreoli L, Belmont HM, Fortin PR, Petri M, Rodriguez E, Cervera R, Knight JS, Atsumi T, Willis R,...


Tenured Professor of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; and Clinical Scientist, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec – Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (primary appointments)
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
Member, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC)