Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Andrew Fisher

Dean of Clinical Medicine and Professor of Respiratory Transplant Medicine



I am a Principal Investigator in the Newcastle University Translational and Clinical Research Institute and a member of the Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells and Transplantation Research Theme. My work 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. I have a specific interest in the optimisation of donor organs prior to transplantation.

Roles and Responsibilities

Dean of Clinical Medicine

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

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

Deputy Director, NIHR Blood and Transplantation Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation 

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

Past-President International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2017-2018

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