Main Congress Faculty Members

Prof. Christopher E. Brightling, MD
Science Council Chair, European Respiratory Society
NIHR Senior Investigator and Clinical Professor in Respiratory Medicine
Department of Respiratory Sciences
Glenfield Hospital, University of Leicester
Leicester, UK

Prof. James M. Beck, MD
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. Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH
President-Elect, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief of Service, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology,
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Director, Center for Environmental Health,
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Prof. Raed A. Dweik, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCPC, FCCP, FCCM, FAHA, ATSF
Professor of Medicine,
Chairman, Respiratory Institute
Asthma & COPD, Critical Care Medicine
Pleural Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
Pulmonologist, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Fahad M. Al-Hameed, MD, AmBIM, FRCPC
Consultant Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Medicine/Critical Care KSAU-HS
Director, CCM fellowship training program
Chairman, Intensive Care Department
King Abdulaziz Medical City, NGHA, Jeddah, KSA
Chairman, Saudi Association for Venous Thrombo Embolism (SAVTE)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD, FRCPC
International Liaison,
GulfThoracic Congress 2020
Professor of Medicine
Dean of Medicine
University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Feras I. Hawari, MD, FCCP
Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Section
Director, Respiratory Therapy
Director, Cancer Control Office
King Hussein Cancer Foundation
Amman, Jordan

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

“Giant in Chest Medicine”
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

Nuha Alrajhi, MBBS, SB-MED, ABIM, KSUF-MED
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Director Pulmonary Fellowship Program
Consultant Pulmonary and Interstitial Lung Diseases
King Khalid University Hospital
King Saud University
Riyadh, KSA

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

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

Mona Al Ahmad, MD, MBBCh, FRCPC
Consultant, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
Ministry of Health
Kuwait

Ali H. Altalag, MD, ABIM
Consultant Pulmonologist,
Intensivist and Echocardiographer
Head, Adult GICU, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC)
Head, Ultrasound Unit, Department of Intensive Care Services, PSMMC
Department of Intensive Care Services,
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Ashraf H. Alzaabi, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
President, Emirate Thoracic Society (ETS)
Co-Chairman, Scientific Committee,
GulfThoracic Congress 2020
Professor of Medicine, UAE University
Head, Respiratory Division,
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Mohammed Al-Houqani, MBBS, MPH, FRCPC, FACCP
Associate Professor & Consultant
of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
UAE University
Al-Ain, UAE

Prof. Ahmed A. Aljohaney, MBBS, DABIM, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University , Jeddah
Consultant in Pulmonary Medicine and Interventional Pulmonology
Head of Bronchoscopy unit
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Chairman Saudi Group of Interventional Pulmonology
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH
Chairman, Saudi Lung Cancer Association/ Lung Cancer Academy
Chairman, Oncology Department
Professor, King Saud University for Health Sciences
King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC)
King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH)
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Majdy Idrees, MD, FRCPC, FPVRI
Adjunct Professor of Respiratory Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Head, Pulmonary Vascular Unit
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Khaled M. Al Kattan, MD, FRCS
Consultant Thoracic Surgery,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Professor of Thoracic Surgery
Dean, College of Medicine Alfaisal University
Head of National Lung Cancer Study Group
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Hamdan Al-Jahdali, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Professor of Medicine,
King Saud University for Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor, McGill University
Head of Pulmonary Division
Medical Director of Sleep Disorders Center
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Khaled A. Al Awam, PhD, MPH, CHES, RRT, CPFT
Assistant Professor & Chairman, Respiratory Therapy Program
Inaya Medical Colleges
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia