Richard Boucher, MD
Richard Boucher, M.D., is the Kenan Professor of Medicine and the Director of Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Diseases Research and Treatment Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Boucher received his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada. He joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine faculty in 1977.
Dr. Boucher has directed the Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Diseases Research and Treatment Center since 1988. He is also the co-director of the UNC Gene Therapy Center and the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Boucher has published more than 300 articles and has received numerous awards for his research on Cystic Fibrosis and pulmonary diseases, including the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society and 1st Annual Champion for a Cure Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1997, he was named the William Rand Kenan Professor in the department of medicine.
Boucher is the principal investigator of two Program Project Grants and one Specialized Center of Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Boucher lab continues its major interest in the functions of airway epithelia in health and disease. Clinical studies include trials of novel drugs and gene transfer vectors for cystic fibrosis and mechanisms of exacerbations in chronic bronchitis.