College of Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Gas Exchange
  • Pulmonary Function
  • Knowledge Translation



Graduate School and Year of Graduation:

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan 1976
MSc, Control Engineering, University of Saskatchewan 1974
BE, Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan 1972

Current Academic Post and Year of Appointment:

Faculty at University of Saskatchewan 1977 - present
Professor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan 1986 - 2014
Professor Emeritus, Medicine, University of Saskatchewan 2014 - present

Role(s) in Respirology Division:
Academic Member

National and International Committees:
Former Member, American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Function Proficiency Committee

Chair, American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society taskforces on standards for diffusing capacity of the lung (2017) and spirometry (2019).

Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary Function Testing


2021 Canadian Lung Association Lifetime Achievement Award

2021 Canadian Thoracic Society Distinguished Achievement Award

2020 American Thoracic Society Dr. Robert Crapo Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in Pulmonary Diagnostics

Selected Publications

BL Graham, MR Miller, BR Thompson. Addressing the effect of ancestry on lung volume. European Respiratory Journal. 2022: 59(60):2200882. 

Topole, S Biondaro, ..., BL Graham, ... Artificial intelligence based software facilitates spirometry quality control in asthma and COPD clinical trials. ERJ Open Research. 2023; 9(1): 00292-2022

Graham BL, Steenbruggen I, Miller MR, et al. Standardization of Spirometry – 2019 Update. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Technical Statement Am Rev Resp Crit Care Med. 2019;200(8): e70–e88. 

Graham BL, Brusasco V, Burgos F, et al. 2017 ERS/ATS standards for single-breath carbon monoxide uptake in the lung. European Respiratory Journal. 2017; 49: 1600016. 

Graham BL, MacIntyre NR, Huang Y-C. Chapter 7: Gas Exchange. In: Pulmonary Function Testing - Principles and Practice. Kaminsky D, Irvin C (Eds). Springer International Publishing, 2018. 

Johnson B, Steenbruggen I, Graham BL, Coleman, C. Improving spirometry testing by understanding patient preferences. ERJ Open Res 2021; 7: 00712-2020

Culver BH, Graham BL, Coates AL, et al. Recommendations for a Standardized Pulmonary Function Report. An Official American Thoracic Society Technical Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017. 196:1463-1472. 

Stanojevic S, Graham BL, Cooper BG, et al. Official ERS technical standards: Global Lung Function Initiative reference values for the carbon monoxide transfer factor for Caucasians. European Respiratory Journal. 2017; 50: 170001. 

Townsend MC, Graham, BL. Impact of New Occupational and Clinical Standards on Spirometry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: 2020. 62:e231-e232 

Hoesterey D, Graham BL, Tashkin DP, Barjaktarevic I. Mid-expiratory time as a potential spirometric index of early airflow obstruction. Respiratory Medicine. 2021. 176:105977.

Weiner DJ, Graham B, Stanojevic S. Ethnically Diverse Normative Data for Diffusing Capacity and Lung Volumes: Another Research Priority. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020. 17:128 

Blais C, Davis B, Graham B, Cockcroft D. Respiratory duty cycles in individuals with and without airway hyperresponsiveness. Chest.2020.157(2):356-362 doi: 10.1016. 

Fenton ME, Graham BL, Stanojevic S, Whitford L, Ironstand L. Interpretation of Spirometry in Saskatchewan First Nations Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018. doi: 10.1513 

Cooper BG, Stocks J, …, Graham BL, et al. The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) Network: bringing the world's respiratory reference values together. Breathe. 2017 13:e56-e64.