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.

PLoS One. 2019;14(8):e0221528
Cesaro A, Defrêne J, Lachhab A, Pagé N, Tardif MR, Al-Shami A, Oravecz T, Fortin PR, Daudelin JF, Labrecque N, Aoudjit F, Pelletier M, Tessier PA
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Aug 07;:
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...
J Thromb Haemost. 2019 Jul 30;:
Efthymiou M, Mackie IJ, Lane PJ, Andrade D, Willis R, Erkan D, Sciascia S, Krillis S, Bison E, Borges Galhardo Vendramini M, Romay-Penabad Z, Qi M, Tektonidou M, Ugarte A, Chighizola C, Belmont HM, Aguirre MA, Ji L, Branch DW, de Jesus G, Fortin PR,...
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 May 02;:
Radin M, Sciascia S, Erkan D, Pengo V, Tektonidou MG, Ugarte A, Meroni P, Ji L, Belmont HM, Cohen H, Ramires de Jesús G, Branch DW, Fortin PR, Andreoli L, Petri M, Rodriguez E, Rodriguez-Pinto I, Knight JS, Atsumi T, Willis R, Gonzalez E, Lopez-Pedrera...
Front Immunol. 2019;10:1026
Becker Y, Marcoux G, Allaeys I, Julien AS, Loignon RC, Benk-Fortin H, Rollet-Labelle E, Rauch J, Fortin PR, Boilard E
J Rheumatol. 2019 Apr 15;:
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,...
Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 14;9(1):4530
Becker Y, Loignon RC, Julien AS, Marcoux G, Allaeys I, Lévesque T, Rollet-Labelle E, Benk-Fortin H, Cloutier N, Melki I, Eder L, Wagner É, Pelletier M, Hajj HE, Tremblay MÈ, Belleannée C, Hébert MJ, Dieudé M, Rauch J, Fortin PR, Boilard E
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...

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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)