Andrew Churg, MD, PhD

Department of Pathology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dr Churg is Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia, and a pathologist at Vancouver General Hospital. He received his BA from Columbia University in New York City, and then did a PhD in experimental pathology at the University of Chicago and an MD at the University of Chicago. This was followed by a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in pulmonary pathology at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, under the direction of Charles B Carrington. He has been on the staff at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital since 1980.

Dr Churg’s research interest include all aspect of lung and pleural pathology with an emphasis on the pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, the separation of benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations, and the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease. He is the author of more than 350 peer reviewed publications, 75 book chapters, and 9 books dealing with thoracic pathology. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the US-Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.