Professor Andrew Fisher
Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Training and Professor of Respiratory Transplant Medicine

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    3rd Floor, William Leech Building
    Medical School
    Newcastle University
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne


I am a Principal Investigator in the Fibrosis and Repair Group, a major research group in the Institute of Cellular Medicine. The work of the group covers basic, translational and clinical studies into the aetiology, mechanisms, prognosis and therapeutics of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases across a range of organs. Major research themes within my own group include COPD, Pulmonary fibrosis, Lung infections, Cystic Fibrosis and graft injury after lung transplantation.

Roles and Responsibilities

Honorary Consultant Chest and Transplant Physician, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Academic Director, Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Training 

Board of Directors of International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2013-2016

Chair of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Grants and Awards Committee April 2013-April 2016.

Chair of the European Respiratory Society Lung Transplantation Group   Sept 2010- Sept 2013
Chair of the British Thoracic Society Science and Research Committee     Dec 2009- Dec 2012


BMedSci First Class

FRCP (London)
FRCP (Edinburgh)


Association of Physicians of UK and Ireland

British Thoracic Society
European Thoracic Society
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 

Honours and Awards

MRC Clinical Training Fellow 1996-1999
GSK Clinical Fellow 2005-2010

Research Interests

Acute Lung injury
Pulmonary Innate Immunity
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Airway remodelling in chronic lung disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung Transplantation


Dr Andy Blanchard (GlaxoSmithKline Fibrosis Discovery Performance Unit)

Dr Donna Finch (MedImmune) 

COPDMAP investigators 

Dr Thomas Wynn (NIH Bethesda USA)

Dr Gisli Jenkins (University of Nottingham)

Dr David Thickett (University of Birmingham) 


Other Expertise

Honorary Consultant Chest Physician
Northern Pulmonary Vascular Unit
Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital

Postgraduate Supervision

4 PhD students, 2 Masters students
1 Academic Foundation Doctor

Esteem Indicators

Board of Directors ISHLDirector British Thoracic Society Lung Transplant Course 2004-present

Associate Editor Thorax 2009-2012
Editor ERS Monograph on Lung Transplantation


Medical Research Council

Wellcome Trust

National Institute for Health Research 


Undergraduate Clinical Teaching of Medical Students 

Lectures on Certificate in Clinical Transplantation

Lectures on Cerificate in Clinical Research 

Lectures MRes Transplantation Module