About Us

The Division of Respirology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine resides within the Department of Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (USask), and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The division promotes lung health through excellence in the provision of clinical services and patient care in the inpatient and outpatient settings, teaching and professional learning, research and scholarly activities, administration and leadership.

There are 24 members (including one associate member) in Saskatoon; 17 active clinicians and seven scientists. The Division has two primary office locations: fifth floor, Ellis Hall; Royal University Hospital and Ave P. South. 

Regina’s seven respirologists provide a complete consultative service in respiratory medicine, including overseeing the delivery of complete diagnostic services in pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, sleep medicine, a pleural disease clinic for management of non-malignant and malignant pleural disease and advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy with limited interventions. Quaternary referrals to Saskatoon and out of province are made in select cases.

The division has a fully accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada subspecialty training program in respirology and plays an integral role in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the USask College of Medicine. 

The division provides a multitude of essential clinical programs and directs several clinical laboratories in Saskatoon. Many of these clinical programs and laboratories are unique provincial resources, including:

  • Interventional Respirology Program
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
  • Saskatchewan Lung Transplant Program
  • Severe Asthma Clinic
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinics
  • Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

In addition to the provision of clinical care and teaching, the division also undertakes, supervises and participates in a number of research programs.  The membership is actively involved in the USask Respiratory Research Centre. Division members collaborate with inter-professional colleagues and investigators within the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, USask, as well as partners at academic institutions across Canada and beyond.


Several faculty members from the Department of Medicine are also members of the interdisciplinary Respiratory Research Centre


Dr. Erika Penz
Division Head - Saskatoon 

Dr. Z. Belak
Division Head - Regina 

Leanne Wilkinson
Administrative Assistant


Dr. Anderson Tyan, MD, MBBS, FRCPC
Program Director
Adult Respirology Training Program

Angela Loehndorf
Program Administrator