John A. Fleetham

Doctor, Respiratory Medicine
Degrees / Designations 
  • MB BS, University of London, London, U.K.
  • Fellow, Queens University, Respiratory Medicine
Email Address 
Mailing Address 
The Lung Centre 7Th Floor, 2275 Laurel Street Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9 Canada


Academic Appointment 
Body Locations and Systems 
Lungs and Breathing

Dr. John Fleetham graduated from the University of London in 1972. He received his postgraduate training in the UK, Kingston, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Internal Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in 1978.

He has practised respiratory medicine and sleep disorder medicine since coming to Vancouver in 1981. Dr. Fleetham has been a UBC Professor of Medicine for the last 12 years. He is the founder and Co-Director of the Vancouver Acute Sleep Disorder Program. He received the Vancouver Hospital award for Clinical Renown in 1998 and was the UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Clinical Medical Lecturer in 2000. He has published over 100 articles and 15 book chapters, and the majority of these have been on different aspects of sleep disordered breathing.