Academic Rank:
Professor, UBC
Affiliated with James Hogg Research Centre and Institute for Heart + Lung Health
Institute for Heart+Lung Health
Short Bio:

Dr. Churg is a Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and a pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He is the author of more than 500 publications dealing with all aspects of thoracic pathology, including the 4th series Fascicle: Tumors of the Serosal Membranes, and Atlas of Interstitial Lung Disease Pathology. His areas of special interest are the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, the separation of benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations, and the diagnosis and classification of interstitial lung disease.

Academic background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pulmonary Pathology, Stanford University. 1977-1978
  • Internship and Residency, Pathology, University of Chicago. 1973-1977
  • MD, University of Chicago, Medicine. 1973
  • PhD, University of Chicago, Pathology. 1971
  • AB, Columbia University, NY, Chemistry. 1967

Research Interest

  • Pathology of occupational lung disease: diagnosis and mechanisms
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary disease
  •  Lungs and Breathing