Our Team

Our Team

ISAR Core Steering Committee

Professor David Price
Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Professor Liam Heaney
Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Professor Giorgio Walter Canonica
Personalized Medicine Asthma and Allergy Clinic
Humanitas University and Research Hospital, Italy

Professor Anke Hilse Maitland-van der Zee
Academic Medical Centre
Department of Respiratory Medicine
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Leif Bjermer
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology
Lund University, Sweden
Department of Clinical Sciences
Skåne University Hospital, Sweden

Professor Vibeke Backer
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

Professor Nikolas G. Papadopoulos
Division of Infection, Immunity & Respiratory Medicine
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Allergy & Paediatric Allergy Department
University of Athens, Greece

Assistant Professor Eileen Wang
Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health, USA

Professor J Mark FitzGerald
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia, Canada
The Institute for Heart Lung Health, Canada

Assistant Professor Mohsen Sadatsafavi
Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Carlos A. Torres-Duque
Departamento de Investigación, Fundación Neumológica Colombiana, Bogotá, Colombia

Professor George Christoff
Faculty of Public Health
Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Professor Peter Gibson
Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases
University of Newcastle, Australia
Hunter Medical Research Institute
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
John Hunter Hospital, Australia

Professor Chin Kook Rhee
Division of Pulmonology
The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea

Dr Luis Perez-de-Llano
Pneumology Service
Lucus Augusti University Hospital, Spain

Dr Borja G. Cosío
Department of Pulmonology
Son Espasas University Hospital, Spain

Professor Guy Brusselle
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Departments of Epidemiology and Respiratory Medicine
Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Dora Lúðvíksdóttir
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Sleep
Landspítali, National University Hospital of Iceland, Iceland

Professor Matthew Peters
Department of Thoracic Medicine
Concord Hospital, Australia
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Macquarie University, Australia

Associate Professor Mark Hew
Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Service
Alfred Health, Australia

Associate Professor Celeste Porsbjerg
Respiratory Research Unit
Bispebjerg University Hospital, Australia

Professor Alan Altraja
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Professor Lauri Lehtimäki
Allergy Centre
Tampere University Hospital, Finland

Professor Arnaud Bourdin
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Montpellier University Hospitals, Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital, Montpellier Cedex, France

Professor Camille Taille
Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, hôpital Bichat, centre de référence des maladies pulmonaires rares, service de pneumologie, département hospitalo-universitaire FIRE, 75877 Paris cedex 18, France; Université Paris Diderot, Inserm UMR 1152, 75018 Paris, France; LabEx Inflamex, 75018 Paris, France

Professor Roland Buhl
Pulmonary Department
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Associate Professor Unnur Björnsdóttir
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Sleep
Landspítali, National University Hospital of Iceland, Iceland

Professor Richard Costello
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Assistant Professor Enrico Heffler
Personalized Medicine Asthma and Allergy Clinic
Humanitas University and Research Hospital, Italy

Professor Yuji Tohda
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology
Faculty of Medicine Kindai University, Japan

Associate Professor Takashi Iwanaga
Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology
Faculty of Medicine Kindai University, Japan

Dr. Désirée Larenas Linnemann
Centro de Excelencia en Asma y Alergia, Hospital Médica Sur, Ciudad de México, Mexico

Dr. David Jackson
UK Severe Asthma Network and National Registry, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Guy’s Severe Asthma Centre, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals

Dr. John Busby
UK Severe Asthma Network and National Registry, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Belfast, UK.

Dr. Paul Pfeffer
UK Severe Asthma Network and National Registry,
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK.

Professor Elisabeth Bel
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Associate Professor Sverre Lehmann
Section of Thoracic Medicine
Department of Clinical Science
University of Bergen, Norway

Professor Majdy Idrees 
Adjunct Professor of Respiratory Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Associate Professor Rupert Jones
The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute, Singapore

Dr. Mona Al-ahmad
Al-Rashed Allergy Center, Ministry of Health, Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Dr. Bassam Mahboub
Head of the pulmonary medicine unit at Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Sundeep Salvi
Director of the Chest Research Foundation, Pune, India.

Dr. Michael Wechsler
Co-Director, The Cohen Family Asthma Institute

Dr. Trung N Tran
Director, Epidemiology
AstraZeneca, USA

Dr. Marianna Alacqua 
Executive Director
AstraZeneca, USA

Dr. James G. Zangrilli
Senior Medical Director
AstraZeneca, USA

Dr. Ian Hirsch
Biometrics Team Leader
AstraZeneca, USA

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