Meet The Professor
Mario Cazzola is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Director of the Postgraduate School of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Rome, Italy, where he is also Chief of the Respiratory Clinical Pharmacology Unit.
Professor I-wen Wang received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, after that he has 17 years of experience and practices in thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery.
Kian Fan Chung, MD, DSc, is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Experimental Studies at Imperial College London, and Physician at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK.
Before the 15th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer held in October 2013, Journal of Thoracic Disease was honored to interview Professor Kwun Fong, the co-president of the 15th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer.
As a leading international authority in translational research on sleep-related breathing disorders who has published over 170 papers in Pub-Med listed Journals, and has held competitive grants from agencies such as the Health Research Board (Ireland) on a continuous basis for nearly 30 years, Professor Walter McNicholas is now the Vice President of the European Sleep Research Society and President of the European Board of Accreditation in Pneumology.
Working in Queen’s University, Canada, Professor Denis E. O’Donnell Mainly focuses his clinical efforts on COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation. He is actually a versatile specialist on multiple disciplines as Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine and Kinesiology & Health Studies.
At the 1st International Cough Conference in 2013, JTD had a successful interview with Prof. Peter Dicpinigaitis(Co-Chairman of the 1st ICC) from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, who talked about the role of capsaicin in cough reflex sensitivity testing and shared his experience in the evaluation and treatment of adult cough.
Professor Doug McEvoy is an expert of sleep medicine for over 25 years. When having an interview with JTD at the Third International Conference on Respiratory Diseases in October 2013, Professor McEvoy introduced the development of his research on sleep disorders and the latest news on sleep apnea cardiovascular endpoints trial.
With his rich experience in combating SARS and other diseases, Professor Stephen Kwok-Wing Tsui, Associate Director of CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics, informed JTD his prediction of prospect of SARS and flu virus research from the perspective of genomics on the 10th Anniversary of Anti-SARS symposium in April 2013.
At the 3rd international Conference on Respiratory Disease, Professor Klaus F. Rabe of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Kiel (Ex-chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal), reported the identification of COPD from asthma at the early stage, drug development for COPD patients and prediction of future development of COPD research.
The series “Meet the Professor” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship.