null Nicole Ezer, MDCM, FRCPC, MPH

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC


Research Focus

My clinical research focuses on lung cancer screening, lung cancer epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, and outcomes research. My main research interests are the application of artificial intelligence techniques to health administrative data, improving outcomes of patients screened for lung cancer, comparative effectiveness of different treatments of early-stage lung cancer, and the impact of racial and socioeconomic disparities in lung cancer management. I am also the lead clinical investigator for CONTAIN-COVID19, a clinical trial on the treatment of outpatients with COVID-19.

Research initiative
CONTAIN–COVID 19: A clinical trial of COVID-19 treatment

Selected Publications

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  • Ezer N, Mhango G, Bagiella E, Goodman E, Flores R, Wisnivesky JP. Racial disparities in resection of early stage non-small cell lung cancer: Variability among surgeons. Med Care. 2020 Apr;58(4):392-398. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001280.

  • Ezer N, Kale M, Sigel K, Lakha S, Mhango G, Goodman E, Nicastri D, Swanson S, Neugut A, Wisnivesky JP. Outcomes after Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy versus Open Lobectomy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer in Older Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jan;15(1):76-82. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201612-980OC.

  • Veluswamy RR, Ezer N, Mhango G, Goodman E, Bonomi M, Neugut AI, Swanson S, Powell CA, Beasley MB, Wisnivesky JP. Limited Resection Versus Lobectomy for Older Patients With Early-Stage Lung Cancer: Impact of Histology. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 20;33(30):3447-53. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.60.6624. Epub 2015 Aug 3.

  • Ezer N, Mazzone P, Wisnivesky J. Call the pulmonologist? The role of pulmonary specialists in the care of lung cancer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a time of cost constraints. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 May;12(5):627-8.

  • Ezer N, Veluswamy RR, Mhango G, Rosenzweig KE, Powell CA, Wisnivesky JP. Outcomes after Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy versus Limited Resection in Older Patients with Early-Stage Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Aug;10(8):1201-6. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000600.