Lianne Kopel, MDCM, FRCPC, Pediatric Respirologist

Fun fact about me 

I enjoy dancing, and won the 2018 Just for Kids (JFK) Foundation Dancing with the Stars competition which raised funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. 

I love working with children and their families because 
children have the best qualities: they are fun, incredibly resilient, and innocent. It’s a pleasure to work with children and to help them and their parents.

Hospital information

Academic appointments 

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University 

Other appointments 

Co-program director, Pediatric Respirology, The Montreal Children’s Hospital 

Member of Examination Board for Pediatric Respirology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 


Medical Degree 

McGill University 


Pediatrics, McGill University, the Montreal Children’s Hospital 


Pediatric Pulmonology, Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital


Research interests 

Pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis 

Selected publications 

Kopel LS, Klings ES, Monuteaux MC, Gaffin JM, Heeney MM, Phipatanakul W. Bronchodilator Use for Acute Chest Syndrome Among Large Pediatric Hospitals in North America. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 

 Kopel LS, Petty CR, Gaffin JM, Sheehan WJ, Baxi SN, Kanchongkittiphon W, Fu C, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Caregiver stress among inner-city school children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 

Kopel LS, Gaffin JM, Ozonoff A, Rao, DR, Sheehan WJ, Friedlander JL, Permaul P, Baxi SN,  Fu C, Subramanian SV, Gold DR, Phipatanakul W. Perceived Neighborhood Safety and  Asthma Morbidity in the School Inner-City Asthma Study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014. 

 Kopel LS, Phipatanakul W, Gaffin JM. Social Disadvantage and Asthma Control in  Children, Paediatr Respir Rev. 2014.