Dr. Patrick Mitchell joined the University of Calgary’s respiratory team in July 2016. He trained as a specialist in respiratory and internal medicine in Ireland. He undertook a two-year clinical and research fellowship at McMaster University under Professor Paul O’Byrne. This encompassed translational research in airway inflammation and servicing both general respiratory and airway inflammation clinics. Dr. Mitchell also completed a two-year Medical Doctorate thesis on the role of IL-33 in allergic asthma. He has been appointed director of the Asthma and COPD program at the Rockyview Hospital. He has authored numerous peer -reviewed research manuscripts and co-authored a book chapter on asthma. His clinic interests are asthma, COPD, chronic eosinophilic airways disease, autoimmune pulmonary diseases, sarcoidosis, pulmonary thromboembolic disease, and airways disease in pregnancy.