Dr. Diane Lougheed is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Respirology. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (Physiology) and the Department of Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology). Additionally, she is a Senior Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES@Queen’s). She 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 also holds a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from Queen's University.
Dr. Lougheed is a clinician scientist whose primary clinical interests are asthma and cystic fibrosis in adults. 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.
Dr. Lougheed has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters. Her research interests include asthma symptom perception, mechanisms of cough in asthma, work-related asthma, asthma health services and outcomes research, and guidelines implementation. She has received funding from CIHR, AllerGen NCE, the Ontario Thoracic Society, the Lung Association (Ontario), the Ontario Ministry of Health, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and has held two Academic Health Sciences Centre AFP Innovation Fund grants.
She has held numerous administrative positions, including President of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and Chair of the CTS Asthma Clinical Assembly responsible for developing national asthma clinical practice guidelines. 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. Dr. Lougheed was appointed Chair for the Division of Respirology at Queen's University from 2017 until December 2021, when she was appointed as Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine and Medical Director of Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO) for a five-year term.