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Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Chris Carlsten, MD MPH is Professor of Medicine, and Head of Respiratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Carlsten holds the Astra-Zeneca Chair and is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease. He is the Director of the Air Pollution Exposure Laboratory and the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease and also holds positions at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the UBC School of Population and Public Health and the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (formerly James Hogg Research Centre).
He attended undergraduate and medical school at Stanford University before training in internal, occupational, pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Washington.
The Carlsten laboratory leverages the power of controlled human exposure methodology to focus on the respiratory and immunological health effects of inhaled environmental and occupational threats, using diesel exhaust, western red cedar, and phthalates as model inhalants.
As director of the Occupational Lung Disease Clinic at The Lung Centre (Vancouver General Hospital), Dr. Carlsten welcomes patients with concerns regarding occupational or environmental exposures contributing to respiratory disease including rhinitis, asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, cancer, and pleural disease.
Research interests: respiratory medicine, air pollution, environment, exposure, athma, COPD