2010 INDUCTEE James Hogg, MD PhD Lungs
December 3, 1935
MD, University of Manitoba (1962)
PhD, McGill University (1969)
2014 : Order of British Columbia
2013 : Canada Gairdner Wightman AwardSee All Awards
Awards & Honours:
2014 : Order of British Columbia
2013 : Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
2005 : Officer of the Order of Canada
2005: Lifetime Achievement Award, University of British Columbia
2004: Lifetime Achievement Award, Pulmonary Pathology Society
2003: American Society for Investigative Pathology
2002: Henry Friesen Award Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation
1992: Member of the Royal Society of Canada
Produced ground-breaking insights for our understanding of COPD
A passionate and innovative scientist in the field lung research
An outstanding researcher, teacher, lecturer and colleague, Dr. Hogg has arguably had a greater influence on the medical community’s knowledge of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma than any other individual worldwide. His revolutionary research of the inflammation of the smaller airways profoundly change scientists’ and physicians’ understanding of COPD. Over his long career, Dr. Hogg’s research has remained focused on the mechanisms and anatomical sites of obstructive lung disease.
Advanced our knowledge of how the lung works in health and disease, including the pathophysiology of asthma and the harmful effects of smoking and pollution
Grew UBC’s centre for pulmonary and cardiovascular research from one trainee to 120 every year and from two principal investigators to more than 30
Conducted genetic research with Dr. Avrum Spira related to COPD, which has pointed to a potential cure
Published over 700 referred articles, book chapters, and abstracts
Impact on lives today
According to Health Canada, more than 700,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with COPD. Early diagnosis and treatment of COPD is crucial for it to be effective as COPD can develop and remain undetected for years. Dr. Hogg’s groundbreaking research in pulmonary disease allows physicians to recognize the condition faster and has enhanced their understanding of its pathogenesis and treatment.
James Hogg inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Dr. Hogg became the Director of Research at UBC’s Pulmonary Research Laboratories
In 2003, the laboratory was named the James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research.
In the midst of a successful academic career at McGill, Dr. Hogg was recruited to the University of British Columbia, and particularly St. Paul’s Hospital
There he built a world-renowned centre for pulmonary and cardiovascular research.
Dr. Hogg became an Assistant Professor of Pathology at McGill University
Only four years later, he was named The Miranda Fraser Professor of Pathology.
Dr. Hogg traveled to the United States to pursue post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a resident in anatomic pathology
He returned to Canada a year later and completed a residency at McGill in the same field.
During his PhD program at McGill University, Dr. Hogg was thoroughly trained in lung morphometry, stereology, respiratory physiology and pathophysiology
He later expanded his experimental toolkit by learning the principles of molecular biology and high resolution lung imagining giving him an unrivaled set of skills.
He has the perfect storm of skills to pursue his own research and to teach others.