Del Dorscheid

Degrees / Designations 

MD, PhD, FCCP, FACP, FRCPC

Phone 
604.603.7368
Fax 
604.806.8839
Mailing Address 
372-1081 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z1Y6

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor (PT)
Body Locations and Systems 
Lungs and Breathing
Other Areas of Research 
asthma

Dr. Dorscheid obtained his MD and PhD degrees from McGill University in 1993. He moved onto the University of Chicago for Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has now been at UBC since 2000 and is a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Dorscheid attends in the medical intensive care unit at St. Pauls, is Director of the Severe Asthma Clinic and is a researcher in the James Hogg Research Centre. As a physician-scientist, he leads an active research group investigating the role of the airway epithelium in inflammatory airways disease that results from inappropriate injury-inflammation-repair cycles. Specific projects include the study of IL-13 in airway repair and the expression/function or the epithelium as an immune barrier. The goal for his research program is to promote and translate research findings into new treatments and improved patient care to reduce the burden of respiratory diseases.

Current Projects 

3D Airway tissue engineering, Innate immunity, Allergic inflammation, Asthma.