Dr Del 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 UBC Center for Heart Lung Innovation. 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.