DR. J. Mark FitzGerald


Dr. J. Mark FitzGerald graduated from University College Dublin in 1978. After interning and training in Internal Medicine in Dublin, he worked for two years in Lesotho, Southern Africa as a General Internist. Subsequently, he completed post-graduate training in Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University before accepting a position on faculty at McMaster University in 1987.


In 1989, he moved to the University of British Columbia, where he has since worked at the Respiratory Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital and at the BC Center for Disease Control. Dr. FitzGerald is former Head of the Respiratory Medicine Divisions at both UBC and Vancouver General Hospital and Director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health at VCHRI and also co-Director of the Institute for Heart and Lung Health. He is past Chair and current member of both the Global Initiative in Asthma (GINA) Executive Science Committee.


He is past President of the Canadian Thoracic Society and the current Chair of its Asthma Assembly. His clinical and research interests include asthma, COPD and health outcomes. He has published over 480 publications many in high impact journals.