Arthritis Research Canada Welcomes New Research Scientist Affiliated with the Université de Montréal

July 6, 2023 (Vancouver) Arthritis Research Canada is delighted to welcome Dr. Sabrina Anh-Tu Hoa as a Research Scientist affiliated with the Université de Montréal.

Dr. Hoa is a rheumatologist and clinician-scientist committed to research for improving the care of patients living with systemic sclerosis. She brings extensive knowledge and expertise to our multidisciplinary scientific team.

Dr. Hoa graduated from Medical School at McGill University and pursued her Rheumatology training at Université de Montréal. She completed a clinical and research fellowship in systemic sclerosis – a rare auto-immune disease which causes skin scarring and can attack many organs including the lungs- at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and a Masters of Epidemiology at McGill University. She began her faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal in 2019 and works as a rheumatologist and clinician-scientist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the CHUM Research Center. Dr. Hoa’s current research focuses on predicting who is at higher risk of more severe disease and evaluating early treatment strategies to prevent or reduce complications of systemic sclerosis, such as interstitial lung disease.

“I am honoured to be part of Arthritis Research Canada,” said Dr. Hoa. “Being able to work in collaboration with such a distinguished team of academics of diverse clinical and research disciplines allows for a unique opportunity to continue to further important research.”

With centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, Arthritis Research Canada is dedicated to advancing and sharing knowledge about the causes of arthritis and auto-immune rheumatic diseases, such as lupus and systemic sclerosis, and addressing issues that impact the lives of people with arthritis. Our multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists is uniquely positioned to find answers to the most pressing issues for people living with arthritis. This breadth of expertise, and the important role of patient partners in our research, allows the research team to identify novel ways to help people with arthritis live well, despite arthritis.

“We are delighted to continue to expand our presence across Canada,” said Dr. Diane Lacaille, Arthritis Research Canada Scientific Director. “The experience and skills Dr. Hoa brings to our team will further advance the extent and impact of our research.”

To learn more about Arthritis Research Canada’s current research, click here.




Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research institution in North America. Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement. Arthritis Research Canada’s scientific director, Dr. Diane Lacaille is leading a team of over 100 researchers, trainees and staff whose life-changing research is creating a future where people living with arthritis have the knowledge and tools to triumph over pain and disability. Arthritis Research Canada is now conducting arthritis research from coast to coast with centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia and scientists affiliated with seven major universities: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Calgary, Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal, and Dalhousie University. Arthritis Research Canada is leading research aimed at preventing arthritis, facilitating early diagnosis, finding new and better treatments, and improving quality of life.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

 Victoria Rubio

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Arthritis Research Canada

604-207-4010 or vrubio@arthritisresearch.ca

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