null Robert Brouillette, MD

Honorary Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

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



Sleep apnea • airway obstruction • control of breathing • tonsils • adenoids

Research Focus

Robert Brouillette received an Honorary Investigator appointment to the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in 2018, in recognition of his significant accomplishments and contributions to research at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC and McGill University and impressive national and international profile in his field. His research expertise is on sleep disorders in children, particularly obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its diagnosis. Coauthor of a major pan-Canadian consensus statement on sleep disorders in children, he developed the McGill Oximetry Score, a practical method for detecting severe OSA in children being considered for adenotonsillectomy.

Selected Publications

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  • Brown KA, Brouillette RT. The elephant in the room: lethal apnea at home after adenotonsillectomy. Anesthesia & Analgesia, in press.

  • Brouillette RT. Let's CHAT about adenotonsillectomy. N Engl J Med. N Engl J Med.368(25):2428-9, 2013 Jun 20.

  • Pavone M, Cutrera R, Verrillo E, Salerno T, Soldini S, Brouillette RT. Night-to-night consistency of at-home nocturnal pulse oximetry testing for obstructive sleep apnea in children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Mar 26. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22685.

  • Simard-Tremblay E, Constantin E, Gruber R, Brouillette RT, Shevell M. Sleep in children with cerebral palsy: a review. J Child Neurol. 26(10):1303-10, 2011 Oct. Epub 2011 Jun 13.

  • Brouillette RT, Horwood L, Constantin E, Brown K, Ross NA. Childhood sleep apnea and neighborhood disadvantage. J Pediatr. 158(5):789-795.e1, 2011 May. Epub 2010 Dec 10.