Kefang Lai, PhD, MD.

Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, State Key Lab. of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Dr. Kefang Lai is Professor of Internal Medicine at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. He is director of Clinical Research Department, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, PI, State Key Lab. of Respiratory Disease. He serves as vice director of Asthma Group, Chinese Thoracic Society. Dr. Kefang Lai is the founder and chairman of China Cough Forum, First International Cough Conference (2013). Dr. Kefang Lai is head of Chinese Cough Guidelines Expert Panel, a member of ACCP Expert Cough Panel. He is currently on Editorial Boards of J Thorac Dis, Chin Asthma J, Chin J Lung Dis, Int J Respir Dis, Chin Clinic Doctor J, J Chin Respir Crit Care, peer-reviewer of numerous journals. 

Dr. Lai has been focusing on diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis of chronic cough and bronchial asthma, such as eosinophilic bronchitis, cough variant asthma, atopic cough, regulation and evaluation of airway inflammation, cough hypersensivity. He firstly establishes the Cough Lab in China exclusively committed to the evaluation and management of patients with chronic cough. He leads more than 20 national research projects on asthma and chronic cough, including State “863” Key Projects, State Key Scientific Project, National Nature Science Foundation of China. He has published over 200 original articles and reviews.