Chung-Wai Chow is a transplant respirologist at the Toronto Lung Transplant Programme, Ajmera Multi-Organ Transplant Programme, University Health Network.
She completed her MD and PhD studies at the University of Toronto in Adult Respiratory Medicine and Cell Biology, respectively before a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Cell Biology at the Max Planck Institute, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. She is a clinician-scientist in the Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and is cross-appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Her research is focused development and assessment of novel techniques to assess lung function with a focus on chronic airway diseases, air pollution, allograft function following lung transplantation, and development of machine learning techniques to improve diagnostic acumen. She is leading several large prospective studies that compare respiratory oscillometry Conducting Respiratory Oscillometry in an Outpatient Setting | Protocol (jove.com) with spirometry in different patient populations.
Her research is supported by grants from the CIHR, NSERC, NIH, and the Lung Health Foundation
She is Chair of the Lung Health Foundation Research Advisory Committee, President of the Humboldt Association of Canada and Chair of the University of Toronto Institute of Medical Sciences Awards Committee.