Susan Tarlo

FRCP (C), MBBS, MRCP

Investigator

Biography

Dr. Susan Tarlo is a respiratory physician with main clinical and research interest in respiratory allergic responses, and occupational respiratory diseases. She has a primary appointment at the University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, with a cross appointment at St. Michael’s Hospital, and has clinical activities at both sites. She has research appointments at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto. She is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto with a cross-appointment at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is a member of the Centre for Research Excellence in Occupational Diseases, St Michael’s Hospital.

She has over 180 peer-reviewed publications, mostly in the area of occupational and allergic respiratory diseases, especially work-related asthma. Recent research has included a focus on prevention of work related asthma. She has also authored the chapter on occupational lung diseases in Cecil Textbook of Medicine 24th and 25th editions, was first author of a recent review of occupational asthma in the New England Journal of Medicine, and has co-authored the BMJ Point-of Care Epocrates web monograph on occupational asthma since 2009, with yearly updates. She has given the 2012 Canadian Thoracic Society Christie Lecture and is the 2015 Mastromatteo Orator for the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada.

Please note: Dr. Tarlo is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. Tarlo, SM. Lessons from Occupational Eosinophilic Bronchitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021;9 (2):945-946. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.10.008. PubMed PMID:33551044 .
  2. Carlsten, C, Gulati, M, Hines, S, Rose, C, Scott, K, Tarlo, SM et al.. COVID-19 as an occupational disease. Am J Ind Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23222. PubMed PMID:33491195 .
  3. Cao, X, Bradley, TD, Bhatawadekar, SA, Saha, S, Tarlo, SM, Stanbrook, MB et al.. Effect of Simulated Obstructive Apnea on Thoracic Fluid Volume and Airway Narrowing in Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202012-4321LE. PubMed PMID:33428855 .
  4. Garrido, AN, House, R, Lipszyc, JC, Liss, GM, Holness, DL, Tarlo, SM et al.. Cleaning agent usage in healthcare professionals and relationship to lung and skin symptoms. J Asthma. 2021; :1-14. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2021.1871740. PubMed PMID:33402006 .
  5. Henneberger, PK, Patel, JR, de Groene, GJ, Beach, J, Tarlo, SM, Pal, TM et al.. The effectiveness of removal from exposure and reduction of exposure for managing occupational asthma: Summary of an updated Cochrane systematic review. Am J Ind Med. 2021;64 (3):165-169. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23208. PubMed PMID:33373055 .
  6. Lau, A, Tarlo, SM. Work-Related Upper-Airway Disorders. Clin Chest Med. 2020;41 (4):651-660. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2020.08.001. PubMed PMID:33153685 .
  7. Lee, KK, Davenport, PW, Smith, JA, Irwin, RS, McGarvey, L, Mazzone, SB et al.. Global Physiology and Pathophysiology of Cough: Part 1: Cough Phenomenology - CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2021;159 (1):282-293. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.08.2086. PubMed PMID:32888932 .
  8. Kouri, A, Gupta, S, Yadollahi, A, Ryan, CM, Gershon, AS, To, T et al.. Addressing Reduced Laboratory-Based Pulmonary Function Testing During a Pandemic. Chest. 2020;158 (6):2502-2510. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.065. PubMed PMID:32652095 PubMed Central PMC7345485.
  9. Maestrelli, P, Henneberger, PK, Tarlo, S, Mason, P, Boschetto, P. Causes and Phenotypes of Work-Related Asthma. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17 (13):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17134713. PubMed PMID:32627764 PubMed Central PMC7369698.
  10. Irwin, RS, Dudiki, N, French, CL, CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Life-Threatening and Non-Life-Threatening Complications Associated With Coughing: A Scoping Review. Chest. 2020;158 (5):2058-2073. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.012. PubMed PMID:32565267 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division with cross appointment Occupational Medicine Division and Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, UHN (primary location, Toronto Western Hospital) and cross appointment to St Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
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