Liam R. Brunham, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Room 166-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 1Y6

Phone Number: 
(604) 682-2344 x63929
Fax Number: 
(604) 806-9274
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Liam Brunham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a Principal Investigator at the UBC Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation. He is an attending physician at the Health Heart Program Prevention clinic at St. Paul’s hospital, one of the largest specialty lipid clinics in Canada. He is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. In 2017, he was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40. Dr. Brunham is also a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Precision Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

Education and Training

  • MD/PhD, University of British Columbia (2008)

Area of Interest

Dr. Brunham’s research focuses on genetic aspects of cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and pharmacogenomics. Active projects in his laboratory include:

  • SAVE BC (, a long term study of families with early onset CVD, which he is co-leading with Dr. Simon Pimstone
  • Using genome-editing in human stem cells to study mechanisms of drug-induced cardiotoxicity
  • Studying the use of genetic testing for inherited dyslipidemias
  • Understanding the role of lipoprotein metabolism during sepsis

His laboratory is funded by the CIHR, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, and Genome BC. His laboratory is accepting applications from exceptionally qualified candidates for positions as graduate students or post-doctoral fellows.

Selected Publications