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Janice M. Leung

Assistant Professor


Dr. Janice Leung completed her Bachelor’s Honours degree in History and Science at Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine degree at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Leung is an American Board certified Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine specialist, and a Canadian Royal College certified fellow in Respirology and Internal Medicine. In 2015, she completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship with Drs. Don Sin and Paul Man at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation.

Dr. Leung is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Translational Airway Biology and a recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Health Professional Investigator Award, CIHR-AstraZeneca Early Career Investigator Award, and operating grants from CIHR, BC Lung Association, and Genome BC. Dr. Leung’s commitment to teaching has been recognized by a number of distinctions, including the Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, the St. Paul’s Hospital Graeme Copland Clinical Teacher Award, and the Fay R. Dirks Award for Excellence in Teaching at UBC.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s Honours, History and Science, Harvard University
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellow, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine, National Institutes of Health, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellow, Respirology and Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Area of Interest

Dr. Leung is studying the clinical outcomes, manifestations, and underlying mechanisms of HIV-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In particular, she is interested in the pathogenesis of accelerated aging in the lung and has detected signs of accelerated aging using the blood and airway epithelial cells from HIV-infected patients. Platforms for this research include next generation sequencing methylomics and transcriptomics as well as the microbiome.