Diane Lougheed

Dr. Diane Lougheed


  • Clinician scientist, KGHRI
  • Professor of Medicine (Division of Respirology), Queen’s University
  • Cross-appointed to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (Physiology) and the Department of Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology)
  • Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences  


Asthma, cystic fibrosis

Dr. Diane Lougheed Cystic Fibrosis:


Dr. Diane Lougheed Asthma


Dr. Diane Lougheed obtained her medical degree from McMaster University, where she also completed Internal Medicine residency. She came to Queen’s in 1990 for respirology fellowship training and joined the faculty in 1993.  She is a clinician-scientist whose primary clinical interests are asthma and cystic fibrosis in adults. Dr. Lougheed has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters. She has received funding from CIHR, AllerGen NCE, the Ontario Thoracic Society and two Academic Health Sciences Centre AFP Innovation Fund grants. She has had a major role in many aspects of the provincial asthma strategy, including leading the development, evaluation, and implementation of a standardized care map for management of adults with acute asthma in emergency departments and developing standards for asthma data elements for electronic medical records.  She has held numerous administrative positions.  She is currently President of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and Past Chair of the CTS Asthma Clinical Assembly responsible for developing national asthma clinical practice guidelines. 

Education and honours

  • MD, McMaster University
  • MSc (Epidemiology), Queen’s University


Dr. Lougheed’s  research interests include asthma symptom perception, mechanisms of cough in asthma, work-related asthma, asthma health services and outcomes research, and guidelines implementation.She established an inter-disciplinary tertiary care Asthma Program locally, including an Asthma Education Centre, of which she is the Medical Director and the Asthma Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital. She is also the Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital.