MB, MCh, BAO, MD, FRCPI, FRCPC, FACCP, FACP.
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.
Dr. FitzGerald is the director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health and a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He is also Head of the Respiratory Medicine Divisions at both UBC and Vancouver General Hospital and co -Director of the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Health.
Dr. FitzGerald's clinical and research interests include asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, tuberculosis, and health outcomes. His current research focuses on health literacy and ethnicity in the management of asthma and COPD as well as the economic evaluation of asthma and its cost effective treatment. He has been involved in a number of regional and provincial initiatives to improve COPD care. As a PI with the NCE AllerGen, he is involved in the evaluation of novel new asthma therapies.
Dr. FitzGerald is past Chair of the GINA Science Committee and current Chair of the GINA Executive. He is President Elect of the Canadian Thoracic Society. He has published over 320 peer reviewed papers and editorials in high impact journals including: the New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.