Dr. Richard Leigh is a physician-scientist and the Senior Associate Dean – Faculty Affairs in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town and subsequently undertook additional research training at McMaster University. Dr. Leigh’s areas of interest include understanding the basic mechanisms underlying airway remodeling in asthma and early phase clinical trials in asthma and COPD. His clinical practice focuses on severe asthma and other airways diseases. He previously served as the Chair of the Department of Medicine before taking up his current appointment in January 2020.