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Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
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Editorial Board

Ibrahim Faruqi

Editor-in-Chief
Ibrahim Faruqi
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
University of Florida
USA
Tel. 352-273-8740
Fax 352-392-0821

Biography :

Dr. Ibrahim Faruqi is the Director of Interstitial Lung Disease Program and Intermediate Care Unit in the University of Florida. He has completed his training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from University of Kansas and in Internal Medicine from St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. In addition he obtained a Master Degree in Public Health from Western Kentucky University. He has published his peer reviewed articles in prestigious journals such as AJRCCM Infectious Disease Clinics and Critical Care Medicine.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research Interests include Interstitial Lung Disease, Novel Therapies in IPF, Quality Improvement in the ICU, ARDS, Sonography in Critical Care, and Medical Education.

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Vera P Krymskaya

Executive Editor
Vera P Krymskaya
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Vera P Krymskaya is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division. She is the member of the Cardiovascular Institute, Center for Environmental Toxicology, LAM Clinic, and Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Krymskaya is the Director of Education for the Airways Biology Initiative. After receiving her PhD in Biology with subspecialty in Radiation Biology from the Institute of Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University, she completed postdoctoral training in signal transduction at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Moscow, Russia and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She received the Science Advancement Award from the LAM Foundation. Dr. Krymskaya serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and as a reviewer of many reputed journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigations, Cancer Research, and PNAS. Research interests include cellular and molecular mechanisms of rare lung diseases cancer pulmonary arterial hypertension and asthma.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Krymskaya′s research interests are the signal transduction mechanisms of vascular and airway smooth muscle cell, remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), asthma, and COPD, and cellular and molecular mechanisms of rare lung diseases.

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Florian Lang

Florian Lang
Professor
Physiological Institute
University of Tübingen
Germany
Read Interview session with Florian Lang

Biography :

Florian Lang was born in Ravensburg, Germany (1945). He is the professor and chairperson of Physiological Institute,University of Tübingen. He completed Medical studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in 1971, Research Fellow at the department for Physiology and Biophysics Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (1976) and Fellow at the Institute for Physiology, Innsbruck (1977). He was an Assistant professor at the Institute for Physiology, Innsbruck (1977-1982), Full professor at the Institute for Physiology, Innsbruck (1982-1992).
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests include renal tubular transport processes, hormonal regulation of ion channels and transport across the cell membranes of renal epithelia, erythrocytes, hepatocytes, neurons, retinal cells and fibroblasts, the role of ion transport in the regulation of cell metabolism, cell volume, cell proliferation, cell death, inflammation and host-pathogen interaction.

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David Vondrys

David Vondrys
Innsbruck Medical University
Austria

Biography :

David graduated in 1993 with a M.D. from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He accomplished a general surgery training at Motol University Hospital in Prague, the only hospital with a lung transplant programme in Czech Republic. After a cardiac surgery training in Leipzig, Germany he took the position of Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Linz, Austria in 2004. In 2009 he joined The National Service for Severe Tracheal Disease in Children at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and since July 2011, he is back in Austria as a Head of Congenital Cardiothoracic Service at Medical University in Innsbruck.
 

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Research Interest :

David initiated and encouraged the use of biodegradable tracheal/bronchial stents at GOSH. He was involved in biodegradable stenting of the first paediatric patient with tracheal transplant. He reported the 5 year follow-up of biodegradable bronchial stents in adult patients after lung transplantation and his first report of biodegradable airway stents in children is in press (June 2011). Currently he works on animal and clinical international multi-center study for biodegradable airway stents and stemm cell based tissue engineered airway constructs.

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Kiyoyasu Kurahashi

Kiyoyasu Kurahashi
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Yokohama City University Medical Center
Japan

Biography :

Kiyoyasu Kurahashi is an Associate Professor of Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Yokohama City University (YCU) Graduate School of Medicin, and a Director of Department of Anesthesia atYCU Medical Center, Japan. He graduated from YCU School of Medicine and has received PhD in Medicine from YCU Graduate School of Medicine. He spent 3 years in a research lab at the University of California San Francisco and worked with Dr. Jeanine Wiener-Kronish on Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia and sepsis. He spent other 2 years in a research lab at the University of Washington and worked with Thomas R. Martin on the mechanism of lung injury.He has served as reviewer for 9 academic journals including Am J Respir Crit Care Med and Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. Dr. Kurahashi is a licensed Anesthetist and a Board Certified Trainer for Anesthesiologists in Japan.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. The mechanism of lung injury
2. Lung protection and regeneration with growth factors
3. The interaction between systemic inflammation and lung injury

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Kamal A Mohammed

Executive Editor
Kamal A Mohammed

Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine
University of Florida
USA

Biography :

Kamal A Mohammed is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Florida, and Research Health Scientist at NF/SGVHS, Malcom Randal VAMC, Gainesville, FL. He has received a PhD in Immunology MS in Zoology, and BS in Applied Nutrition Public Health from the Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India. He has received Excellence in Research Award from the University of Florida, College of Medicine, USA. He is serving as reviewer for 6 peer reviewed journals and authored, co-authored 41 original research articles published in peer reviewed journals and contributed 3 book chapters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interests include Innate and adaptive immune defenses in pleural and pulmonary diseases, Toll-like receptor signaling in pleural infections and asthma Pathogen/antigen induced lung injury and epithelial barrier function, Allergen/Mechano-transduction induced airway remodeling, Beta-defensins in pleural and pulmonary infections, Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in airway remodeling and lung injury in COPD, and Micro RNA signaling in lung infections/injury.

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Alan Fujii

Alan Fujii
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatrics
Boston University
USA
Tel. 617-414-3735
Fax 617-414-7297

Biography :

Dr. Alan Fujii is Medical Director of the NICU at Boston Medical Center. He is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Boston University. He is a graduate of UCDavis, UCLA Medical School.  He was trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, completing fellowships in pediatric cardiology and neonatal-perinatal medicine through the Joint Program in Neonatology (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interests includes maintenance of central venous catheters, use of newer surfactants, management of PDA in extremely premature infants, and use of bedside ultrasound in the NICU. These specific interests are part of an overall interest in NICU quality improvement and resource utilization. 
 

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Stephen P Peters

Stephen P Peters
Director of Research, Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy & Immunological Diseases
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
USA

Biography :

Dr. Peters is Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Translational Science at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, and Director of Research in the Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases. His current research interests include mechanisms of subepithelial fibrosis in asthma, control of immunoglobulin E-mediated pulmonary inflammation in humans, novel ways to define asthma phenotypes, and personalized approaches to asthma therapeutics which include the use of novel phenotypes and pharmacogenomics. He is involved in the NHLBI\s Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP), genetic studies of asthma including TENOR and a genome-wide association study (STAMPEED),and the SPIROMICS COPD initiative, all supported by the NHLBI. He plays a major role in national asthma clinical trial networks including the NHLBI’s Asthma Clinical Research Network and AsthmaNet programs, serving as Principal Investigator of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine site for both programs. He is also an advisor to the Data Coordinating Center of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers. He has been a member of numerous NIH advisory boards and panels and currently serves as a permanent member of the NIAID’s Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research Committee (AITRC) Study Section. Dr. Peters is a fellow of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and he is a member of the Asthma Subcommittee of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Peters has authored more than 280 articles.

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Reynold A Panettieri

Reynold A Panettieri
Director of Airways Biology Initiative
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Tel. 215-573-9860
Fax 215-746-1224
 

Biography :

Reynold A Panettieri earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency in medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and also obtained specialty training in pulmonary diseases. Then he joined as the faculty in the University of Pennsylvania where he is currently a tenured Professor of Medicine. He was awarded with the Robert L Mayock and David A Cooper endowed professorship. Dr. Panettieri is also Adjunct Professor at the Wistar Institute. He is currently the Director of the Airways Biology Initiative, and Comprehensive Asthma Program of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

He focuses on airway smooth muscle function in asthma, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of airway smooth muscle function and growth.

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Roberto F. Machado

Roberto F. Machado
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep and Allergy
University of Illinois Chicago
USA
Tel. 312-996-8039/ 312-355-5894
Fax 312-996-4665

Biography :

Dr. Machado was an investigator in the Vascular Medicine Branch of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute NHLBI at the National Institutes of Health NIH, and an attending physician in the Critical Care Medicine Department of the NIH Clinical Center.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focused on hemolysis associated pulmonary hypertension, HIV-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension, vascular endothelial function in pulmonary arterial hypertension and carbon monoxide biology and therapeutics.

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Qi Qian

Qi Qian
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Physiology
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
USA  
Tel. 507-266-7960
Fax 507-266-7891

Biography :

Dr. Qian received her M.D. from Shanghai Second Medical University and completed her Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in June 1999. She was recruited to Mayo Clinic in July 1999.  Dr. Qian is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, a faculty nephrologist at Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester, and a faculty member of Mayo Graduate School.  She heads the Mayo Clinic Acid-base Electrolyte Interest Group and Acid-base Electrolyte Subspecialty Clinic. Dr. Qian is a Top Educator named by medical trainees at Mayo Clinic. Her clinical and research interests are in acid-base regulation related to airway and pulmonary physiology, hereditary renal diseases and renal tubular dysfunctions. She serves as an editorial member for a number of journals and has authored over 38 full-length research and clinical papers and multiple book chapters.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

1.Acid-base regulation related to airway/pulmonary physiology
2.Vascular physiology
3.Hereditary renal diseases
4.Renal tubular diseases - channelopathies.

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Denis Hadjiliadis

Denis Hadjiliadis
Associate Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
USA
Tel. 215-615-3871
Fax 215-6623-2265
Read Interview session with Denis Hadjiliadis

Biography :

Denis Hadjiliadis is an Associate Medical Director of Lung Transplantation Program in the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He was the MD of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He received Residency in Internal Medicine from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, in 1998. He completed his Fellowship in the field of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC in 2001 and M.H.S. from Duke University, Durham NC in 2001. He did his another fellowship in the field of Lung Transplantation and Cystic Fibrosis from University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada in 2002.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His main clinical interests include management of lung transplant recipients before and after lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis and respiratory problems in recipients of other organ transplants.

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Alexander Sy

Alexander Sy
Associate Professor
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology Division
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
USA
Tel. 336-716-4328
Fax 336-716-7277    

Biography :

Alexander Sy is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Medicine in the Wake Forest University Health Sciences. He did BS from University of the Phillippines in 1982, and MD from University Philippines College Medicine-Philippines in 1986. He received Residency from Agnes Healthcare in 1991, Internship in the field of Medicine from Phillippine General Hospitalin 1987, and Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine from St. Johns Mercy Med Ctr in 1993 & in Pulmonary Disease from Western Pennsylvania Hospital in 1995.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Medical Informatics, Sleep Studies, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Physiology, Ventilation Strategies, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Disorders, Sepsis, Critical Care and Nutrition.

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Barbara Amendolia

Barbara Amendolia
Associate Clinical Professor
Drexel University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Amendolia is an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University and also practices clinically in the NICU at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. She has an extensive clinical background in neonatology. Dr. Amendolia has worked as a neonatal nurse practitioner since 2003. She has received her BSN from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1999, and her MSN as a neonatal nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She earned her DrNP from Drexel University in 2011. While completing her doctoral studies at Drexel she was awarded the “Outstanding Second Year DrNP Clinical Scholar Award". Her dissertation “Feeding Intolerance in Preterm Infants on Different Modes of Oxygen Therapy”, evaluated differences in feeding intolerance between very-low-birth-weight infants maintained on different modes of oxygen support.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research interests include both feeding difficulties and respiratory diseases of the newborn.

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James R. Klinger

James R. Klinger
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brown Medical School
USA
Tel. 401 444 2776
Fax 401 444 3002

Biography :

Dr. James Klinger is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Klinger is a nationally recognized expert in the pulmonary circulation. His basic science research focuses on the role of the natriuretic peptides and cGMP in mediating pulmonary vascular smooth proliferation, pulmonary endothelial cell barrier function and right ventricular hypertrophic responses. Other basic science interest include the role of bone marrow-derived stem cells in mediating pulmonary vascular remodeling. Dr. Klinger’s clinical research has focused on new medical therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension. He has been the site investigator on numerous industry sponsored trials and the principle investigator in several investigator initiated trials involving the safety and efficacy of phosphodiesterase inhibitors, natriuretic peptides, nitric oxide and prostacyclins in treating PAH.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1.Role of bone marrow-derived stem cells in mediating pulmonary vascular remodeling
2.Pulmonary endothelial cell barrier function
3.Pulmonary vascular smooth proliferation
4.Right ventricular hypertrophic responses
5.Medical therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension
6.Venous Thromboembolism
 

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Chris Russian

Chris Russian
Associate Professor
Department of Respiratory Care
Texas State University-San Marcos
USA
Tel. 512-245-3794
Fax 512-245-7978

Biography :

Chris Russian is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Department at Texas State University-San Marcos. He did Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care, and Master of Science degree in Physical Education. He is currently working toward a Doctor in Philosophy degree in Adult, Professional and Community Education. He is credentialed as a registered respiratory therapist, a neonatal/pediatric specialist, and a registered polysomnography technologist. The courses he teaches within the Respiratory Care Department include Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care, Contemporary Issues in Respiratory Care, Fundamentals of Polysomnography, and Polysomnography Therapeutic Interventions. He has presented his research at local, state, national/international conferences and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interests include neonatal/pediatric mechanical ventilation and critical care, humidification with artificial airways, respiratory medication compatibility, CPAP/BiPAP administration during sleep, respiratory muscle training, and mechanical ventilation for the adult patient.

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Reda E Girgis

Reda E Girgis
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University
USA
Tel. 410-614-6311
Fax 410-955-0036

Biography :

Reda E. Girgis is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the  Johns Hopkins University. He is an Associate Medical Director of Lung Transplantation in the Johns Hopkins Hospital and also Co-Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Program. His birth place is Beni Suef, Egypt and he is a citizen of USA. He did his M.B., B.Ch. from the University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt; Resident (Internal Medicine) and fellow (Pulmonary and Critical Care) from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI; Fellow (Heart/Lung and Lung Transplantation), Stanford University Medical Center, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Pulmonary Hypertension
2. lung transplantation

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Christofidou-Solomidou Melpo

Christofidou-Solomidou Melpo
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
USA
Tel. 215-573-9917
Fax 215-573-4469

Biography :

Dr. Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou is a Research Associate Professor of Medicine, at the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She is an Investigator of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), University of Pennsylvania and also Adjunct Faculty in the Institute forEnvironmental Medicine (IFEM), University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D in Cell Biology at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm’s University, Bonn, Germany. She completed her M.S. at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm’s University, Bonn, Germany (Cell Biology). She completed her B.Sc. State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) at Stony Brook (Biological Sciences). She is reviewer for Radiation Research, Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Radiation Research, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Antioxidant and Redox Signaling, Respiratory Research, American Journal of Physiology, Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. She has served on NIH study sections (ZRG1 OTCK 58; ZRG1 ETTN-K (40). She is a reviewer for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Investigation of novel antioxidant approaches to acute and chronic lung disease.
2. Special interest in pulmonary inflammation and lung fibrosis.
3. Chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis using murine models of chemical carcinogen induced lung cancer.
4. Evaluation of anticarcinogenic effects of common botanicals.
5. Evaluation of dietary administration of useful botanicals in well established rodent models of inflammatory lung disease.
6. Development of antioxidant methodologies such as immune conjugates for the targeting of protective enzymes to the pulmonary endothelium.
7. Evaluation of targeted therapeutics such as antioxidant enzymes in rodent models of lung disease.
8. Clinical studies investigating the protective role of curcumin flaxseed and olive oil.

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Joseph T Crossno

Joseph T Crossno
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Department of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado, Denver
USA
 

Biography :

Joseph T. Crossno completed his Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1996, he completed Doctor of Medicine from University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee and in 1999 Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Biochemistry. He received Postdoctoral Trainings in Internal Medicine from Medical College of Virginia Hospitals; Residency in Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals; Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from the University of Colorado Health Science Center. He was an Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and an Associate Fellowship Program Director of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Denver.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cardiovascular Biology, Cardiovascular Remodeling, Circulating Vascular Progenitor Cells, Lung Development and Repair, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Immune Tolerance.

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Anna Blumental-Perry

Anna Blumental-Perry
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Mercer School of Medicine (Savannah campus) and
Memorial University Medical Center
USA
Fax 781-634-0375
Read Interview session with Anna Blumental-Perry

Biography :

Dr. Blumental-Perry is an Assistant Professor at Mercer University. She received her PhD from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the supervision of Dr. G. Simchen (Hebrew University) and Dr. A Mitchell (Columbia University, New York). She joined the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a postdoctoral trainee in 2002, to work in the laboratory of Dr. Meir Aridor on the role of lipid re-modeling in regulating vesicle formation and export of proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). She continued at the University of Pittsburgh as a junior faculty member under the mentorship of Steven Shapiro, M.D., who is credited with pioneering mouse models to understand the effects of cigarette smoke exposure and cigarette-related diseases. In May 2009, Blumental-Perry joined the Department of Surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. In 2010, she came to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Her current work is focused on Cigarette smoke induced Endoplasmic Reticulum stress response in the pathogenesis of COPD.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cigarette smoke induced Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER).
Stress in the pathogenesis of lung diseases: COPD and lung cancer.

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Curtis N Sessler

Curtis N Sessler
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
USA
Tel. 804-828-9071
Fax 804-828-2578

Biography :

Curtis N.Sessler is the Orhan Muren Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System where he is Medical Director of the Medical Repiratory ICU, Medical Director of Critical Care,and Director of the VCU Center for Adult Critical Care. His research interests include ICU sedation and analgesia, prevention of nosocomial infection, ARDS, and mechanical ventilation. He has published nearly 300 articles,chapters,books,CD-ROMs,and abstracts. Dr Sessler led a group that developed the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS) for assessing sedation in the ICU. He is a member of a number of editorial boards, past-chair of the FDA Pulmonary and Allergy Drug Advisory Committee, and many national working groups and task forces, including the SCCM taskforce on pain, agitation, and delirium in the ICU. Dr. Sessler is an enthusiastic proponent of collaboration, multi-professional practice, and patient-focused care.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Critical care medicine, sedation and analgesia, sepsis, mechanical ventilation, ARDS, invasive procedures, patient safety, nosocomial infections, simulation.

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Zeenat Safdar

Zeenat Safdar
Associate Director, Baylor Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Tel. 713-798-2400
Fax 713-798-2688

Biography :

Dr. Zeenat Safdar received her MD from State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York and completed her fellowship from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, St.Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York. She got NIH K23 award for her research in renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in Pulmonary Hypertension.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Zeenat Safdar′s principle research area of interest is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), specifically patient-oriented clinical research and conduction of clinical trials. Her recent research has focused on the contribution of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in the pathophysiology of PAH. She is the principal and co-investigator of several ongoing clinical trials. These include COMPASS 2 [bosentan and sildenafil combination study], inhaled treprostinil, low dose sildenafil study, oral UT-15c (oral prostacyclin), COMPASS 3 [bosentan on cardiac remodeling], Athena-1 [ambrisentan combination with phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor], imatinib and tezosentan in PAH. She also provides expert care for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and interstitial lung diseases.

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Amir Sharafkhaneh

Amir Sharafkhaneh
Sleep Disorders & Research Center
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Tel. 713-794-7318
Fax 713-794-7295

Biography :

Dr. Sharafkhaneh is an associate professor of medicine and program director of the Sleep Medicine. He received his Fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and he is a medical director at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Michael E DeBakey, VA Medical Center both located in Houston Texas. Dr. Sharafkhaneh is board certified in internal medicine pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. He also has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Clinical Research. Since 2002, Dr. Sharafkhaneh has conducted numerous research studies on respiratory diseases including asthma, COPD, bronchitis and emphysema. He is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society, and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr Sharafkhaneh is on the review panel of the journals Chest Respiratory Medicine, International Journal of COPD, Thorax, Journal of Affective Disorders and Sleep. Dr Sharafkhaneh received his MD at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1990 and his PhD in public health at the Baylor College of Medicine in 2008. His extensive publication experience includes 40 journal articles, 12 book chapters and 20 abstracts.

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Research Interest :

1. Pulmonary diseases
2. Critical care medicine 
3. Sleep disorders medicine

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Hans J Lee

Hans J Lee
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA
Tel. 804 628-0520
Fax 804 828-2578

Biography :

Hans J. Lee is an assistant professor of Medicine in Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his PG from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA in 2009. He did Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship from North Shore University/ Long Island Jewish Manhasset, NY in 2008 and Pulmonary/ Critical Care Fellowship from New York Hospital of Queens Flushing, NY in 2005. He completed his graduation from St George’s University School of Medicine Grenada, West Indies in 2002.
 

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Research Interest :

Endoscopic Management of Tracheal Stenosis.

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Ramesh Natarajan

Ramesh Natarajan
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA
Tel. 804-827-1013
Fax 804-628-0325

Biography :

Dr. Natarajan is the author of more than 80 original peer reviewed research articles as well as review articles, podcasts and book chapters. He has received numerous research awards from multiple agencies including NIH. Dr. Natarajan’s research achievements in inflammation and cardiac ischemia-reperfusion have concentrated on the molecular regulation of cellular processes. Following his promotion to Assistant Professor in the VCU PCCM Division, Dr. Natarajan reported a novel pathway whereby stabilization of the HIF-1 dimer via prolyl hydroxylase inhibition (using novel small interfering RNA technology or a chemical agent) ameliorates post-ischemic myocardial injury. Following his promotion to Associate Professor in the VCU PCCM Division, Dr. Natarajan pursued his interest in sepsis and acute lung injury. Dr. Natarajan's ground breaking work with parenteral administration of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for treatment of sepsis has been translated from the bench to the bedside with a Phase I Clinical Trial. This trial showed that parenteral administration of ascorbic acid had no adverse effects and elicited a reduction in multiple organ damage as well as mortality in patients with severe sepsis. A multi-center Phase II trial examining this treatment regimen is currently underway. Dr. Natarajan has also published extensively on the molecular regulation of right ventricular failure following pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

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Research Interest :

His research interests include Sepsis, trauma, acute lung injury, ischemia-reperfusion, inflammation, pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, gene regulation.

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Kamal Khan Mubarak

Kamal Khan Mubarak
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Florida
USA
Tel. 352-273-8740
Fax 352-392-0821

Biography :

Kamal Khan Mubarak did his Fellowship from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Residency from Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Vascular endothelium
2. Transcription factors
3. Clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension

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Irena Levitan

Irena Levitan
Division of Critical Care, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA

Biography :

Irena Levitan was a Research Assistant Professor/Research Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine Institute for Medicine and Engineering University of Pennsylvania. She is an  Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Bioengineering in Medicine, Department of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Cardiovascular research
2. Endothelial function
3. Membrane biophysics
4. Ion channels
5. Lipid rafts
6. Membrane-cytoskeleton interactions

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Charlie Lan

Charlie Lan
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, MICU
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
USA
Tel. 713-794-7961

Biography :

Charlie Lan is working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Baylor college of Medicine. He has Board certifications from American Board of Internal Medicine. He has done his internship from Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. 

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests include critical care, pulmonary transplant, pulmonary rehabilitation, and sleep disorders.

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Avelino C Verceles

Avelino C Verceles
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Maryland
USA
Tel. 410-328-8141
Fax 410-328-0177

Biography :

Avelino C Verceles MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit and Ventilator Weaning Program at the University Specialty Hospital. He also serves as Co-director of the Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the University Specialty Hospital. He currently holds a Junior Faculty appointment in the Claude D Pepper Older Americans’ Independence Center at the Baltimore Veterans’ Administration. Dr. Verceles completed his Fellowship training in Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Dr Verceles completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his BS in Biology Psychology at The University of Notre Dame Notre Dame Indiana 1995. Currently he is doing his Masters Degree in Clinical Research He has served as a reviewer for highly regarded journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation.
2. Physical Rehabilitation of Older Mechanically Ventilated Patients.
3. Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in the Critically Ill.
4. Outcomes in the Critically Ill and the Long Term Care Populations.
5. The Impact of Stress and Sleep Deprivation on Family Members of the Critically Ill.
6. The Impact of Environmental Stimuli and Stressors On Critical Illness.

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Edward Yungjae Lee

Edward Yungjae Lee
Department of Radiology
Children’s Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School
USA
Tel. 617-355-6286
Fax 617-730-0549

Biography :

Edward Yungjae Lee is an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Radiologist of the Radiology Department, Harvard Medical School, Boston. He is Radiologist-In-Charge of Lung Transplant Program,Pulmonary Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Center for Healthy Infant Lung Development (CHILD), Chronic Pulmonary and Ventilator Program,Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA. He is also the chief of Thoracic Imaging Division, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA. He was the member of Chicago Medical Society and Massachusetts Medical Society during 1997-2000.Presently he is the member of American College of Radiology, Society for Pediatric Radiology and American Roentgen Ray Society. He has published approximately 160 articles.
 

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Research Interest :

His primary research activities have focused upon the development and application of advanced CT and MRI imaging methods, aimed at improving diagnostic capabilities, therapeutic options and patient outcomes in children with various anomalies and abnormalities of the large airways, lungs and mediastinal vessels.

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Ariel M. Modrykamien

Ariel M. Modrykamien
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Creighton University Medical Center
USA
Tel. 402-449-4486
Fax 402-280-5256

Biography :

Ariel Modrykamien is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine, and faculty in the Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care Medicine Division at Creighton University Medical Center. Dr.Modrykamien completed his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and an internal medicine residency at St.Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He finished a research fellowship in the hypertension and atherosclerosis department at Boston University Medical Center and prior to this, he has completed an internal medicine residency at J. A. Fernandez hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Modrykamien received a medical doctor degree from Favaloro University School of Medicine in Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

 

 

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

His clinical and research interests include mechanical ventilation, sepsis, hemodynamic monitoring and post-ICU outcomes.

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Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang
Department of Pediatrics
Institute of Human Genetics
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Tel. 312-413-2024
Fax 312-996-7193

Biography :

Dr. Zhang′s PhD and postdoctoral training was in human genetics of complex traits (e.g., drug response, gene expression), genomics, and bioinformatics. In May, 2010, Dr. Zhang joined the UIC faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Zhang is a leader in bioinformatics and statistical genetics for the UIC Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine and the UIC Institute of Human Genetics. Dr. Zhang is the Core Co-leader (Genome-wide Application Core) for the NIH/NHLBI Program Project Grant entitled " Roles of sphingolipids in the pathology of lung injury" and Co-PI/Co-investigator on a number of internal/extramural research grants on lung disease and pharmacogenomics.
 

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Research Interest :

Dr. Zhang is particularly interested in using high-throughput technologies, statistical genetic and bioinformatic tools to study the genetics and epigenetics of complex traits/phenotypes with an emphasis on lung disease including sarcoidosis, acute lung injury, IPF, and sickle cell disease.

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Theodoros Kelesidis

Theodoros Kelesidis
Division of Infectious Diseases
Ronald Reagan University of California
Los Angeles Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Theodoros Kelesidis, MD, serves as Infectious Diseases Physician at the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA Medical Center. At UCLA Medical School. Dr. Kelesidis deals with patients, teaches and conducts research on immunology, infectious diseases and metabolic complications of infectious diseases including HIV infection. Dr. Kelesidis did graduation from the University of Athens Medical School and Board certified in Internal Medicine. He is recognized as an international expert on infectious diseases, is a reviewer in several scientific journals and has published numerous original papers, chapters and reviews and has received numerous citations.
 

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Research Interest :

His research interests include HIV, infections in immunocompromised patients, immunology.

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Bhavin D. Dalal

Bhavin D. Dalal
Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
USA
Tel. 734-708-0576

Biography :

He is a clinical expert with knowledge and practice experience in the following area(s): Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in the University of MS Medical Centre, USA. Education/Training begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as a nursing degree, and include postdoctoral training. He did MBBS in the field of Medicine from Smt NHL Medical College, India; MD (Residency) in the field of Internal Medicine from Sheth KM School PGMR, India; Residency in the field of Internal Medicine(1 year) from Temple University Hospital, PA; Residency in the field of Internal Medicine(2 years) from Wayne State Univ / SGH, MI; Fellowship in the field of Pulmonary, Critical Care and sleep medicine from Wayne State University, MI.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research areas are Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Diseases including sarcoidosis, Endobronchial US and Navigational Bronchoscopy.

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Frank Mazza

Frank Mazza
Texas State University
USA
Tel. 512-324-1976
Fax 512-380-7556

Biography :

Dr. Frank Mazza received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently received his training in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the hospital system of Case Western Reserve University. He has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Austin for 27 years. Currently, he serves as Chief Patient Safety Officer and system level Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Seton Family of Hospitals. His primary area of expertise has been in the area of Clinical Process Improvement and Patient Safety and he presently leads or has led multiple teams that have focused their efforts on standardizing care and care processes. He serves as Executive Sponsor of work for which the Seton organization received. The Joint Commissions Codman Award in 2007 as well as inaugural Quality awards given by Childbirth Connections in 2009 and the state of Texas in 2011. He has been a faculty member for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission Premier and Ascension Health and he holds an academic appointment as adjunct Associate Professor of Respiratory Care at Texas State University. He is a member of IHIs Executive Quality Leader Network, described as a hink tank for new ideas and a test bed for new concepts designs and solutions.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Effects of Human Factors on Human Performance in Care Processes
2. Teamwork Training Using High-Fidelity Medical Simulators

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Kamyar Afshar

Kamyar Afshar
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
USA
Tel. 323-226-7923
Fax 323-226-2738

Biography :

Kamyar Afshar DO, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Afshar graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and received both his residency training in internal medicine completed fellowship training in pulmonary/critical care medicine from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Afshar is currently the Medical Director of the Pediatric Lung Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an active member of the Adult Lung Transplant Program at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Medical Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center and serves as a Critical Care Attending in the various medical and surgical ICUs. He is a United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certified lung transplant pulmonologist, and is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. His clinical experience includes the management of patients with advanced lung and heart-lung disease; the evaluation and selection of candidates for both lung and heart-lung transplantation; and the peri-operative, post-operative and outpatient management of lung and heart-lung transplant recipients and cystic fibrosis patients. He has been an active member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and the American Thoracic Society and has presented his clinical research at international meetings hosted by these societies. 
 

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Research Interest :

His research interests focus in the fields on lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis and infection disease.

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Chitra Lal

Chitra Lal
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Allergy/Sleep Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
USA
Tel. 843-792-7776

Biography :

Dr. Chitra Lal is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She has board certifications in Internal medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep medicine. Dr. Lal’s special areas of interest include Sleep disorders and Sarcoidosis and she runs speciality clinics in these areas at MUSC. Dr. Lal has several peer reviewed publications in different areas including in the field of Pulmonary Vascular disease. She has a passion for teaching and scientific endeavours and discovery and hopes to further these goals through her research and publications. Dr. Lal has been recognized for her clinical expertise through inclusion in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”, Consumer’s Research Council of America, for 3 consecutive years (2009, 2010, 2011). Dr. Lal is a Fellow of 3 prestigious organizations, that is, ACCP (American College of Chest physicians), ACP ( American College of Physicians) and AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine).
 

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Research Interest :

Dr. Lal’s current research areas include NIH funded study on the long term use of oxygen in COPD and a phase-2 trial of Ustekinumab and Golimumab in chronic sarcoidosis. Dr. Lal also has a special interest in the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on neurocognitive function.

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Anand K Ramasubramanian

Anand K Ramasubramanian
Department of Biomedical Engineering
South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas at San Antonio
USA
Tel. 210-458-6555
Fax 210-458-7007

Biography :

Ramasubramanian received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Annamalai University, and the Indian Institute of Science, India, respectively. After a brief stint as Petrochemical R&D Engineer, he obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University, followed by post-doctoral training from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 2008. Ramasubramanian’s research is in the fundamental and applied aspects of Vascular Bioengineering. He is interested in understanding the mechanobiology of inflammation due to systemic infection, which will have implications in cardiovascular diseases. He is also interested in developing novel microarray-based high-throughput screening techniques for antimicrobial drug discovery. His research has been funded by both private foundations and federal grants.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Vascular Bioengineering
2. High-throughput screening
3. Mechanobiology

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Luke Howard

Luke Howard
Hammersmith Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
UK
Tel. 4420-8383-3171
Fax 4420-8383-2331

Biography :

Dr Luke Howard is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, with a specialist interest in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases and Exercise Physiology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interests include:Pulmonary Hypertension, pulmonary embolism,exercise physiology,hypoxia, altitude, oxygen.

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Elizabeth Sapey

Elizabeth Sapey
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University Of Birmingham
UK
Tel. 018-8681-2685

Biography :

She gained her first degree in Medical Sciences in 1995, and completed her medical degree in 1998 at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Medical School. She then trained as a Physician in Pulmonology and General Internal Medicine. She has always had an active interest in chronic inflammation in disease and completed her PhD in 2010 following the birth of her 2 children. He is now a Clinical Lecturer working within the University Of Birmingham, in a state-of-the-art Laboratory, at The University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her active research interests include defining and understanding the impact of immunophenotypes on the clinical presentation and progression of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency (working within the UK A1AT Registry), Chronic Bronchitis and Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis. This predominantly includes studies of cell biology. Primarily, She is interested in neutrophil and monocyte/macrophage function with a deep interest in cell migration using live-imaging techniques to ascertain the positive and negative sequalae of neutrophil proteinase release in vitro and in vivo). However, her work also includes translational studies of inflammatory profiling and genetic and functional studies to assess the role of inflammatory polymorphisms in disease, as well as clinical phase II – IV trials of novel and emerging therapies. Other active research interests include the impact of healthy aging on innate immunity (immunosenescence), trying to identify novel targets to improve cellular responses.

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Adamama-Moraitou K. Katerina

Adamama-Moraitou K. Katerina
Companion Animal Clinic
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
Tel. 3023-1099-4518

Biography :

Dr. Katerina graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1990. In this Faculty, she received her PhD degree in canine exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in 1995. She worked as an Assistant Professor for 3 years in the Clinic of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece and then she returned to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece where she is currently Assistant Professor at the Companion Animal Clinic (Medicine). She was visitor in Small Animal Internal Medicine in the School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK and in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. She has published over 70 articles in peer reviewed professional journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1.Small animal endoscopy
2.Lung function studies
3.Respiratory medicine
4.Gastroenterology
5.Nephrology
6.Urology

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Christophe Guervilly

Christophe Guervilly, MD
Reanimation
Respiratory Distress and Severe Infections
Hospital North
France
Tel. 334-9196-5842/336-6243-0476
Fax 334-9196-5837

Biography :

Christophe Guervilly born on April 1976 in France. He is an intensivist in medical ICU in the University degree in echocardiography.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Special fields of interest: ARDS (physiopathology, treatment, prognosis), Mechanical Ventilation, cardiopulmonary interactions, pneumonia and sepsis.

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Gianni Pala

Gianni Pala
Allergy and Immunology Unit
Salvatore Maugeri Foundation
Scientific Institute of Pavia
Italy
Tel. 39-038-259-2706
Fax 39-038-259-2086

Biography :

He studied medicine in Sassari (Italy), where he obtained the medical degree (final mark of 110/110) with a final thesis on “Latex allergy among health care workers”. In 2005, he started his specialization school in the University of Pavia and he obtained the specialization degree in "Occupational Medicine" with a final mark of 50/50 and honours in 2008. In December 2008, he started his experience as researcher in the Allergy and Immunology Unit of the Salvatore, Maugeri Foundation in Pavia, directed by Prof. Gianna Moscato, where he is current employed. He has been involved in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Task Force on “Prevention of work related allergies among pre-apprentices or apprentices” and he is currently involved in two EAACI task forces on “Diagnosis of Work-Related Asthma” and “Assessment of cough at the workplace”. He is regional coordinator (Sardinia) of the Junior Members of the Italian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SIAIC), Webmaster of the EAACI “Occupational Allergy Interest Group” and the European Junior Member representative of the same Interest Group. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 papers, most of these published in peer-reviewed journals, and participated as presenting author or invited speaker to several national and international congresses with topics in Allergy, Pneumology and Occupational Medicine.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Occupational respiratory allergies.

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Al-Jumaily Ahmed

Al-Jumaily Ahmed
Professor of Biomechanical Engineering
Director, Institute of Biomedical Technologies
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand
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Biography :

Dr. Ahmed holds a Ph.D and M.Sc from the Ohio State University, USA and B.Sc from the University of Baghdad, Iraq. He has over 33 years of teaching and research experience in two American universities, four Middle Eastern and AUT. He is a member of more than 10 professional societies including a Fellow member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He has supervised more than 90 postgraduate students in biomedical applications, vibrations, biomechanics, electroactive polymers, system dynamics and control. He has published more than 250 papers in international journals and conference proceedings including two ASME books on Vibration and Acoustics in Biomedical Applications and a third on Medical Devices for Respiratory Dysfunctions. Ahmed is a member of editorial and refereeing boards for several international journals. His current research focuses on biomedical applications with particular interest in the application of vibration and acoustics to airway constriction therapies and non-invasive artery diagnostics.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Airway constrictions
2. Lung Performance
3. Treatments of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
4. Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
5. Acoustic and Vibration Response of Lungs
6. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices (CPAP)

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Juan Bustamante Munguira

Juan Bustamante Munguira
Hospital Universitario “La Princesa”, Madrid
Spain

Biography :

Dr. Bustamante received his MD degrees from Universidad de Valladolid, Spain and his Ph.D from the same University. He is Master in “Administration and Direction of Health Systems”. 2007-2009. Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Master in Statistics “Methodology in research: Design and Statistics in Public Health” Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. 2008-2010. He completed his training in other Hospitals as Vall Hebron in Barcelona or San donato in Milan.At present he works in the Hospital Universitario La Princesa, Madrid, Spain, and he is an Assistant Professor of Universidad de Valladolid and Autonoma de Madrid. He is investigator in 6 multicentric studies and co-ordinator of minimally invasive surgery and the Surgical Ventricular Restoration for the International Register. He has received numerous awards throughout his professional activity. He has published more than 30 papers and 60 abstracts.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His major area of research is related to septic shock, models of ischemia reperfusion in human myocardial, infective endocarditis and postoperative outcome.

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Cui Hua Liu

Cui Hua Liu
Associate Professor
CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology
Institute of microbiology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Tel. 8610-6677-5675

Biography :

Cui Hua Liu is a Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. She has completed her Bachelor of Medicine from The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China in 2000 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Southern Medical University Guangzhou, China in 2005. Her Postdoc. was completed from Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. She was an Associate professor of the State-Key Lab of Medical Molecular Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University, and Institute for Tuberculosis research, China.
 

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Mostafa Ghanei

Mostafa Ghanei
Professor
Division of Respiratory Diseases
Department of Medicine
Baqiyatollah University
Iran
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Malgorzata Baumert

Malgorzata Baumert
Department of Neonatology
Silesian University Medical School
Katowice, Poland

Biography :

Małgorzata Baumert is born in Poręba Poland (1954). She is the Head of the Department of Neonatology Medical University of Silesia. She is the member of Polish Society of Neonatology and Polish Physician Society. She has got Scientific Awards of Rector of Medical University of Silesia and Didactic Awards of Rector of Medical University of Silesia. She was Deputy Chairperson of Bulletin of Neonatology, Deputy Chairperson at the Silesian Branch of the Polish Society of Perinatal Medicine and Silesian Branch of the Polish Society of Neonatology.

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Yuanlin Song

Yuanlin Song
Researcher/ Professor
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Zhongshan Hospital
Fudan University
China
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Biography :

Yuanlin Song is currently a Researcher/Professor at Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. Dr. Song graduated from Shanghai Medical University and start working at Zhongshan Hospital since 1996. He received postdoctoral fellow training at University of California, San Francisco since 1998. He was appointed as Assistant Researcher at UCSF in 2003 and promoted to Associate Researcher in 2009 at Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, UCSF. Dr. Song is a committee member of ATS-RCMB, and a special appointed professor by Shanghai Municipal Education Committee. Dr. Song has more than 60 international publications and holds three patens.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Song’s major research areas are acute lung injury, P. aeruginosa lung infection, and airway submucosal gland secretion study.

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Jose Roberto Fioretto

Jose Roberto Fioretto
Associate Professor
Pediatrics Department
Botucatu Medical School
Sao Paulo State University
Brazil
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Biography :

Dr. Jose Roberto Fioretto is an associate professor in pediatrics department at Sao Paulo State University-UNESP, Brazil. He was chief of Pediatrics Department (2001-2005), Deputy-chief of Pediatrics Department (1999-2001), Chief of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Botucatu Medical School - UNESP (since 1992) and Chief of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Bauru State Hospital – UNESP (since 2003), Vice-president of Sao Paulo State Intensive Care Society - SOPATI (2010-2013) and President of the Pediatric Intensive Care Committee of Sao Paulo State Pediatrics Society (2001-2003).

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Research Interest :

His research interests include physiopathology in pediatric critical care medicine, mainly related to acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, and severe infections.

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Kuzovlev Artem Nikolaevich

Kuzovlev Artem Nikolaevich
V.A. Negovsky scientific research institute
of general reanimatology
Russian academy of medical sciences
Russia
Tel. 892-6188-7641
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Artem N. Kuzovlev, MD, PhD is an anesthesia and intensive care doctor and the Head of the Laboratory of clinical pathophysiology of critical states at the V.A. Negovsky scientific research institute of general reanimatology of the Russian Academy of medical sciences. His current research interests are investigations into the pathogenesis, early diagnosis and treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome, severe pneumonia, sepsis. Dr. Kuzovlev is a National Course Director and Course Organizer for the European Resuscitation Council cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses in Russia, a member of the several European Resuscitation Council working groups. Dr. Kuzovlev is an Associate Professor at the Department of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine of the Moscow state medical-dental university. Dr. Kuzovlev had several research and clinical observerships in Germany and Norway, is a co-author of more than 25 publications.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Acute respiratory insufficiency (acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia)
2. Sepsis
3. Cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Wanis H Ibrahim

Wanis H Ibrahim
Department of Medicine
Hamad General Hospital
Qatar
Tel. 00-974-536-5374

Biography :

Dr. Wanis H Ibrahim is a consultant internist and pulmonologist at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar and assistant professor of medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and Glasgow and a fellow of the American College of Chest physicians. He is a member of editorial board of a number of international journals such as the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics. He is a member of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Dr Ibrahim is also a reviewer of many medical journals. He authored over 27 articles, a clinical sign and a book chapter. He received many teaching awards. He is a senior instructor for advanced life support courses at European Resuscitation Council and an MRCP clinical examiner.
 

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Research Interest :

Research interests include tuberculosis, lung cancer and asthma.

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Farid Zand

Farid Zand
Department of Anesthesia
Nemazee Hospital
Iran
Tel. 98-711-647-4270
Fax 98-711-647-4270

Biography :

 Dr. Farid Zand is working as an Assosciate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in Nemazee Hospital, Iran. He has done his MD in the year 1994 in Shiraj University of Medical Sciences. He served as a Director of Adult Critical Care unit, Nemazee hospital. Currently he is working as an Instructor in FCCS (Fundamental Critical Care Hospital). He has more than 20 publications and he also participated in many international conferences. He is a member of European Society of Anesthesiologists 2002-2006. He acts as an Editorial Board member and Reviewer as well.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests focus on critical Care medicine: airway management, Acute kidney injury in critical care, Sedation, analgesia and delirium in ICU, New modes of ventilation in critically ill patients.

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Jin-Fu Xu

Jin-Fu Xu
Associated Professor
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital
Tongji University School of Medicine
China

Biography :

After graduated from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College at Shanghai, Dr. Xu Jin-Fu worked at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital. He did some work on pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in immunosuppresswd hosts. He proved that KGF expressions of pneumonia in immunosuppressed rats were less than those in immunocompetent ones, which hints that KGF supplement may be a potential way for treating the infected immunosuppressed host. He used the in vivo mouse lung injury model to evaluate the effect of MSC-based Angiopoitin-1 gene therapy. In his postdoctoal training in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, he worked on a project about how inflammasomes works in the mechanisms of lung inflammation and injury. The result implies a potential clinical interventional means for the inflammasomes related lung diseases such as pulmonary infection and lung fibrosis.

 Biography
Research Interest :

He is interested in understanding the mechanisms of pulmonary diseases and the novel way to treat them. He specially focus on intervention on lung infection and lung injury. His research includes using stem cells as vectors or therapeutic cells to treat lung diseases. He would like to figure out the potential role and the mechanisms of MSCs on these diseases.

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Judith Frydman

Judith Frydman
Department of Medicine
Buenos Aires University
Argentina

Biography :

Judith Frydman is a professor in the Biology Department at Stanford University. She majored in chemistry and received her PhD from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She carried out her postdoctoral training with Ulrich Hartl at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York, where she discovered the eukaryotic chaperonin TRiC and investigated the basic principles of how proteins fold following translation in eukaryotic cells. Her research program aims to understanding the biological mechanisms controlling cellular protein folding, aggregation and quality control and the relationship of these mechanisms to the genesis of proteotoxic diseases. 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research interests include Extubation failure in pediatric population, Non- invasive ventilation in children, ARDS: ventilatory strategies.

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Dmytro A. Butov

Dmytro A. Butov
Department of Phtysiatry and Pulmonology
National Medical University
Ukraine
Tel. 38097-772-37-77
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Biography :

Dr. Dmytro is an Assistant Professor in the National Medical University, Kharkov, Ukraine. He has received his Doctoral degree in 2010, Post graduation in 2011. In 2011, he was awarded for his best presentation at 3rd Asia and Pacific Region of the International Union of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Hong Kong. In 2009, he has received Special Award from the President of the Ukraine for Gifted Youth.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

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Mohammad Azizur Rahman

Mohammad Azizur Rahman
Assistant Professor & Head, Respiratory Medicine
M H Samorita Hospital & Medical College
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel. +880-2-8878080-9

Biography :

Dr.Mohammad Azizur Rahman serving as a Assistant Professor & Head,Respiratory Medicine at M H Samorita- Hospital & Medical College,Dhaka,Bangladesh.He has completed in Respiratory Medicine from National Institute of Diseases of Chest & Hospital(NIDCH),Dhaka,Bangladesh and in Internal Medicine from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University(BSMMU),Dhaka,Bangladesh.In addition he reviewed Respiratory Disease chapter of Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine,22nd Edition,Pulmonary Disorders chapter of Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment(CMDT),2015,Respiratory system chapter of Hutchison’s Clinical Method,23rd Edition as well as Respiratory system chapter of Macleod’s Clinical Examination,13th Edition.

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Research Interest :

ILD as well as COPD.

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