Professor of Medicine, Director Division of Adult Allergy and Clinical Immunology
McGill University Health Centre
Dr. Chris Tsoukas
Dr. Tsoukas is a Professor of Medicine and Experimental Medicine and the Director of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCP), a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
His research career and laboratory spans 34 years. In 1982, he was the first ever to demonstrate an acquired immune deficiency in those with Haemophilia and their risk of developing AIDS. He established and directed a pan Canadian cohort study that revealed major safety problems in the use of blood products. His research data was of crucial importance during the Kreiver commission.
In 1984 he established a clinical centre dedicated to the diagnosis and management of adults with primary as well as secondary immune deficiencies. His current clinical interests have expanded to include the methods for evaluating immune competence in adults, autoinflammation, cardiovascular immunopathology and in particular immune senescence as it relates to accelerated human aging.
In recognition of his work he received multiple awards. In 1999, he was inducted in the Order of Canada and later received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.