Being a Leader: An Interview with a Leading Clinician-Scientist, Dr. Shawn Aaron

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Mohammad Ali Faraz
Rashi Raju Hiranandani


Dr. Shawn Aaron is a professor of medicine, senior scientist, principal investigator at the University of Ottawa, and the Chief of the Division of Respirology at The Ottawa General Hospital. He is also the Director of the Canadian Respiratory Research Network, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Emerging Research Network. Dr. Aaron’s clinical and research interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and cystic fibrosis (CF). We had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Aaron about his clinical and research experiences. He shared information about his medical, academic, and leadership roles. Finally, he also provided some advice for medical trainees in their path towards practicing medicine.

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