Professor Sherwood Burge set up the regional occupational lung disease and interstitial lung disease services in Birmingham, UK, having previously developed hospital services for COPD, lung cancer, resuscitation and difficult asthma. Trained in general medicine, respiratory medicine, occupational medicine and allergy/immunology. Tried retiring (twice), now mainly outpatient and teaching work. Contributions include a series of studies in COPD showing the futility of steroid trials and the development methods of diagnosis of occupational asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis suitable for non-specialist use (OASYS) which is freely available from www.occupationalasthma.com.Main current research interests are in clinical aspects of occupational and interstitial lung diseases, particularly the role of the ILD MDT.
A strong supporter of the nursing and clinical scientist roles in managing difficult issues related to chronic disease management and work.