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Dr. Sabrina Hoa – Biography

Sabrina Hoa, MD MSc FRCPC, is a rheumatologist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal and clinician-researcher at the CHUM Research Centre.

Dr. Hoa completed a post-doctoral fellowship in systemic sclerosis and a Masters in Epidemiology at McGill University. The topic of her thesis was on the role of immunosuppressive drugs in the treatment of mild interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis, as well as on the role of these treatments in the prevention of lung disease. Her training was funded by a Master’s award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and by a post-doctoral award from The Arthritis Society. Her research was selected par The Arthritis Society as being part of the Top 10 Research Advances in 2019.


Research topics:

  • Therapeutic approaches and predictors of progression in mild forms of interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis
  • Role of therapeutics in the prevention of complications associated with systemic sclerosis
  • Clinical significance of autoantibodies associated with systemic sclerosis and interstitial lung diseases
  • Classification criteria for scleroderma renal crisis


Hoa S, Bernatsky S, Steele RJ, Baron M, Hudson M. Association between immunosuppressive therapy and course of mild interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 May 1;59(5) :1108-1117.

Hoa S, Stern EP, Denton CP, Hudson M. Towards developing criteria for scleroderma renal crisis: A scoping review. Autoimmunity Reviews (2017) 16: 407-415.

Caron M, Hoa S, Hudson M, Schwartzman K, Steele RJ. Pulmonary function tests as outcomes for systemic sclerosis interstitial lung disease. European Respiratory Review (2018) 27: 1-16.

Hoa S, Leclair V, Hudson M. Cutaneous lymphangiectasia in systemic sclerosis. Arthritis & Rheumatology (2017) 69(2): 446.

Hoa S, Hudson M, Troyanov Y, Proudman S, Walker J, Stevens W, Nikpour M, Assassi S, Mayes MD, Wang M, Baron M, Fritzler MJ, Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG), Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG), Genetics versus Environment in Scleroderma Outcome Study (GENISOS). Single-specificity anti-Ku antibodies in an international cohort of 2140 systemic sclerosis subjects: clinical associations. Medicine (Baltimore) (2016) 95: e4713.