Doug McKim is a Respirologist who practices Sleep Medicine and Neuro-Respiratory care at The Ottawa Hospital. At the University of Ottawa he is a Professor of Medicine and medical director of the CANVent Program at the Rehabilitation Centre and of the Ottawa Hospital Sleep Centre. He is a clinical investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and past recipient of the George Karpati Researcher of the Year Award from Muscular Dystrophy Canada. He has been invited for many national and international presentations. His clinical and research interests include noninvasive ventilation including mouthpiece ventilation and noninvasive airway clearance which often brings him to the ICU to assist in weaning patients with challenging issues such as NMD and spinal cord injury and preventing unnecessary tracheostomy. There has not been a single DMD patient with a permanent tracheostomy in Ottawa since 1993.