Main Congress Faculty Members (Alphabetical)

Amr M. Ajlan, MD
Assistant Professor and Consultant Radiologist
Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit,
King Abdulaziz University Hospital,
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Yaseen Arabi, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Chairman, Intensive Care Department
Medical Director, Respiratory Services
Professor, College of Medicine
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Section Editor, Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) Journal
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. James M. Beck, MD
Vice-President, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care
Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA

Prof. Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA
Dean, College of Medicine
Assistant Vice President,
Clinical Research and Clinical Trials
Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Hassan Chami MD, MSc
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director of Respiratory Care Unit
Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Abdullah M. Aldalaan, MD
President, Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH)
Consultant Pulmonologist & Intensivist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mina Gaga, MD, PhD
President, European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Director, 7th Resp. Med. Dept and Asthma Center, Athens Chest Hospital
Medical Director, Athens Chest Hospital, Sotiria
Athens, Greece

Peter M. George, MBBS, BSc, MRCP(UK), PhD
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Interstitial Lung Disease Unit
Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield NHS Foundation
London, United Kingdom

Bader Alghamdi, MD
Assistant Professor, Consultant Pulmonologist
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Director of Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
King Abdulaziz Medical City- Jeddah
National Guard Ministry
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Badr R. Al-Ghamdi, MD
Associate Professor and Consultant Pulmonologist
Chairman, Department of Medicine
College of Medicine, King Khaled University
Director of Chest Unit, Aseer Central Hospital
Abha, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Jung-Gi Im, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University
Consultant, Department of Radiology,
Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Nawal Al Gubaisi, MD, SSC-Med, SF-PD
Consultant Pulmonologist,
Pulmonary Hypertension Specialist.
King Fahd Medical Military Complex
Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD
Chairman, The 20th Annual Meakins-Christie
International Symposium on Asthma and COPD
Professor of Medicine
University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Rifat Hamoudi, PhD, C.Eng, C.Sci
Associate Professor,
Molecular, Cellular and Computational Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Aaron Han, MD, PhD, FCAP
Consultant Pathologist and Chief, Department of Pathology
Acting Chief Operating Officer
American Hospital Dubai
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Mohammed bin Rashid University
of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dubai, UAE

Adel S. Alharbi, MD, FCCP
Consultant, Pediatric Pulmonologist & Sleep Physician
Head,Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center (PSDC)
Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
College of Medicine, King Saud University-Riyadh
Chairman, Saudi Pediatric Pulmonology Association (SPPA)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ayedh Dhafer Al Ahmari, MD
Assistant Professor,
Head of Respiratory Department
Batterjee Medical College
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Shu Hashimoto, MD, PhD
Division of Respiratory Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Nihon University School of Medicine
Ohyaguchikamimachi, Itabashi-ku
Tokyo, Japan

Saba Al Heialy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology
College of Medicine
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of
Medicine and Health Sciences
Dubai, UAE

Mohammed Al-Houqani, MBBS, MPH, FRCPC, FFOM, FCCP
Assistant Professor & Consultant of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Assistant Dean for Medical Education
College of Medicine and Health Sciences UAE University
Al-Ain, UAE

Prof. Sabah Hussain, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine,
Division of Experimental Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen Site
Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
Québec, Canada

Mouhamad Ghyath Jamil, MD, FCCP
Consultant Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, Tele-ICU Program
Chairman, Saudi Sleep Medicine Group (SSMG)
King Faisal Hospital and Research Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Feisal A. Al Kassimi, MD, FRCP
Consultant Pulmonologist
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
King Saud University &
King Khalid Univesity Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Martin Kolb, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Respirology
Moran Campbell Professor and Chair in Respiratory Medicine
Departments of Medicine and Pathology/ Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health
St. Joseph’s Healthcare,
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Editor-in-Chief, European Respiratory Journal

Prof. Arvind Kumar, MBBS, MNAMS, FACS, FICS, FUICC
Senior Consultant, General Thoracic Thoracoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Chairman, Center for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), New Delhi
Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
New Delhi, India

Prof. Abdullah Alangari, MD
Professor and Consultant Pediatrician, Allergist, and Immunologist
College of Medicine and University Hospitals
King Saud University
Chairman, Saudi Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Monica Kraft, MD
Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Tucson
Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Prof. Larry C. Lands, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University
Director, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine,
McGill University Health Centre
Québec, Canada

Bassam Mahboub, MD, FRCPC
Consultant Pulmonary Medicine,
Assistant Professor, University of Sharjah
Head of Allergy and Respiratory Department, Dubai Hospital
Chair, Emirates Allergy & Respiratory Society
Dubai, UAE

Prof. James G Martin, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Harry Webster Thorp Professor of Medicine
Associate Member, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Physician-in-Chief, McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Canada

Prof. Atul C. Mehta, MD, FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
Buoncore Family Endowed Chair in Lung Transplantation
Staff, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Senior Editor, Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Cleveland, OH, USA

Prof. Mohamed S. Almoamary, ABIM, FRCP(Edin), MBA-LS, FCCP
Executive Director, Medical Services, KAMC-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Vice President, Development and Quality Management,
KSAU-HS, Saudi Arabia
Professor & Consultant, Pulmonary Medicine, KAMC-Riyadh
Chairman, Saudi Initiative for Asthma
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Marc Moss, MD
President, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Roger S. Mitchell Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA

Prof. Abdullah Almutrafy, MD
Professor and Consultant, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
King Abdullah Specialized Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Parameswaran Nair, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC
Frederick E. Hargreave Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases,
Professor of Medicine, McMaster University,
Staff Respirologist, St. Joseph`s Healthcare,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Prof. Ronald Olivenstein, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Leader, RESP Program, RI-MUHC
Director, Acute Care, Montreal Chest Institute
Division of Respiratory Medicine
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
Québec, Canada

Turki Alahmadi, MBBS, MM
Assistant Professor, Consultant Pediatric Pulmonologist
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
King Abdulaziz University- Jeddah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Isabelle Opitz, MD
Treasurer, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
Associate Professor ad Personam for Thoracic Surgery, University of Zurich
Senior Attending Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Wadha Al Otaibi, MD
Consultant, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep
Head of Pediatric Pulmonology
Assistant Professor, King Saud bin Abdulaziz
for Health Sciences
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jaber S. Alqahtani, MSc ACP CC, BScRT
Clinical Education Coordinator
Respiratory Care Lecturer
Department of Respiratory Care
Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Enrico Ruffini, MD
Councilor, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
Professor, University of Torino,
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Torino, Italy

André R. Simon, MD
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,
Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Arto Yuwono Soeroto, MD, PhD, FINASIM, FCCP
Chairman, Indonesian Society of Respirology and Critical Illness
Respirology and Critical Illness Division
Internal Medicine Department
Hasan Sadikin General Hospital
Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran
Bandung, Indonesia

Brian D. Southern, MD
Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute
Staff Scientist, Lerner Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Medical School /Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Prof. Dr. med. Daiana Stolz, MD, MPH, FCCP
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Pulmonologist
Head of Lung Functions
Basel University Hospital
Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Toru Tsuda, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Kurume University, School of Medicine
Director, Kirigaoka Tsuda Hospital
Committee, Smoking Cessation, Japanese Respiratory Society
Committee, COPD Guideline, Japanese Respiratory Society
Kitakyusyu, Japan

Husain Al-Awadhi, MD
Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine
Al Mafraq Hospital
Chairman, Critical Care Committee
American Board of Pulmonary, Critical Care
and Infectious Disease
Adjunct Professor, Gulf Medical College, Ajman UAE
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jason Bernard Turowski, MD
Pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic, OH
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Medical School /Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Prof. Harissios Vliagoftis, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
GSK/CIHR Chair in Airway Inflammation
Department of Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Prof. Wisia Wedzicha, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
Professor, Respiratory Medicine
National Heart and Lung Institute,
Imperial College
London, United Kingdom
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Prof. Mohammad Al Yamani, PhD
Vice President, Saudi Anti-Smoking Society (Naqa)
Dean, College of Pharmacy, Almaarefah Colleges
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Zeitouni, MD, FCCP
Consultant Pulmonary/ Critical Care
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Zaid Zoumot, MBBS, MSc, MRCP, PhD
Staff Physician, Consultant Pulmonologist
Respiratory and Critical Care Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Assistant Clinical Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)
of Case Western Reserve University
Abu Dhabi, UAE