Marie E. Faughnan


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Marie E. Faughnan is a Respirologist and an Associate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Faughnan is a clinical epidemiologist, with a research focus on clinical and mechanistic aspects of vascular malformations, with a specific expertise in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Dr. Faughnan is the Director of the Toronto Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Centre and the Scientific Director for CureHHT. Dr. Faughnan has also led the development and publication of the first International HHT Guidelines.

Recent Publications

  1. Meybodi, AT, Kim, H, Nelson, J, Hetts, SW, Krings, T, terBrugge, KG et al.. Surgical Treatment vs Nonsurgical Treatment for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations in Patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Retrospective Multicenter Consortium Study. Neurosurgery. 2018;82 (1):35-47. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx168. PubMed PMID:28973426 PubMed Central PMC5732039.
  2. Martin, JL, Faughnan, ME, Prabhudesai, V. Antithrombotic Use Predicts Recanalization of Embolized Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2017;68 (4):463-467. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2017.05.001. PubMed PMID:28927739 .
  3. Vorselaars, VMM, Diederik, A, Prabhudesai, V, Velthuis, S, Vos, JA, Snijder, RJ et al.. SMAD4 gene mutation increases the risk of aortic dilation in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. Int. J. Cardiol. 2017;245 :114-118. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.06.059. PubMed PMID:28874282 .
  4. Kasthuri, RS, Montifar, M, Nelson, J, Kim, H, Lawton, MT, Faughnan, ME et al.. Prevalence and predictors of anemia in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Am. J. Hematol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24832. PubMed PMID:28639385 .
  5. Abrahamyan, L, Feldman, BM, Tomlinson, G, Faughnan, ME, Johnson, SR, Diamond, IR et al.. Alternative designs for clinical trials in rare diseases. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2016;172 (4):313-331. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.c.31533. PubMed PMID:27862920 .
  6. Whitehead, KJ, Sautter, NB, McWilliams, JP, Chakinala, MM, Merlo, CA, Johnson, MH et al.. Effect of Topical Intranasal Therapy on Epistaxis Frequency in Patients With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016;316 (9):943-51. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.11724. PubMed PMID:27599329 .
  7. Zhang, R, Han, Z, Degos, V, Shen, F, Choi, EJ, Sun, Z et al.. Persistent infiltration and pro-inflammatory differentiation of monocytes cause unresolved inflammation in brain arteriovenous malformation. Angiogenesis. 2016;19 (4):451-461. doi: 10.1007/s10456-016-9519-4. PubMed PMID:27325285 PubMed Central PMC5029790.
  8. de Gussem, EM, Edwards, CP, Hosman, AE, Westermann, CJ, Snijder, RJ, Faughnan, ME et al.. Life expextancy of parents with Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2016;11 :46. doi: 10.1186/s13023-016-0427-x. PubMed PMID:27102204 PubMed Central PMC4841052.
  9. Bélanger, C, Chartrand-Lefebvre, C, Soulez, G, Faughnan, ME, Tahir, MR, Giroux, MF et al.. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) reperfusion after percutaneous embolization: Sensitivity and specificity of non-enhanced CT. Eur J Radiol. 2016;85 (1):150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2015.11.014. PubMed PMID:26724660 .
  10. Singer, LG, Chowdhury, NA, Faughnan, ME, Granton, J, Keshavjee, S, Marras, TK et al.. Effects of Recipient Age and Diagnosis on Health-related Quality-of-Life Benefit of Lung Transplantation. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2015;192 (8):965-73. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201501-0126OC. PubMed PMID:26131729 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Director, Toronto Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, The Hospital for Sick Children