Faculty

Nabil Abouchala, MD, FACP, FCCP
Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Sanford Health
Fargo, ND, USA

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
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Alvar Agusti, MD, PhD, FRCPE, FERS
Director, Institute Clinic Respiratory,
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Head, Inflammation & Repair in Respiratory
Illnesses IDIBAPS team
President & Founder, Barcelona
Respiratory Network (BRN)
Barcelona, Spain

Husain Alawadhi, MD
Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine
American Board of Pulmonary,
Critical Care and Infectious Disease
Adjunct Professor, Gulf Medical College
Ajman, UAE

Liju Ahmed, MD
Consultant Pulmonologist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Madinah, KSA

Suha Albadr, MD
Consultant Radiologist,
Body and Cardiothoracic Imaging,
King Fahad Specialist Hospital
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Amr M. Ajlan, MD
Associate Professor and Consultant Radiologist,
Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit,
King Abdulaziz University Hospital,
King Abdulaziz University
Diagnostics Elite Teleradiology Company
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Amr Albanna, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Consultant Pulmonologist,
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health
Sciences
Head of Research Office, KAIMRC-WR
Deputy Chairman, Quality and Patient Safety,
Department of Medicine
National Guard Health Affairs
Adjunct Professor,
Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital,
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Amel Alameeri, MD, MBBS, MRCPUK
Internal Medicine Specialist,
Tawam Hospital, AbuDhabi UAE
Respiratory Fellow in RCPI
Dublin, Ireland

Prof. James M. Beck, MD
Immediate Past President,
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado, USA

Rand K Arnaout, MBBS, FAAP, FAAAAI, ABP
Head/Consultant Allergy & Immunology
Department of Medicine Consultant Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Associate Professor of Immunology,
Alfaisal University University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Nasser Behbahani, MBBCh, FRCP(C)
Professor and Consultant, Respiratory Medicine,
Department of Medicine
Kuwait University
Chair, Kuwait Thoracic Society
Kuwait

Nasser Al Busaidi, MBBS, FRCP (UK),
FRCPI, FCCP, MSc

Senior Consultant Pulmonologist
Department of Medicine, Royal Hospital
Sultanate of Oman
President, Oman Respiratory Society
Muscat, Oman

Saleh Abu-Daff, MBBS, MRCS, ABGS, SBGS
Consultant Thoracic and General Surgeon,
Head of Thoracic Surgery
Division of Thoracic Surgery
King Salman Heart Center
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH
President, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Niels K. Jerne Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology
and Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Division Chief, Pulmonary Medicine
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Prof. Sean Gaine, MD
Consultant Respiratory Physician,
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Director of the National Pulmonary
Hypertension Unit
Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Bartolome R. Celli, MD
Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Bader Alghamdi, MD
Assistant Professor, Consultant in
Pulmonary Medicine,
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for
Health Sciences (KAUH-HS)- Jeddah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Kian Fan Chung, MD, DSc, FRCP
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Head of Experimental Studies Medicine
National Heart & Lung Institute,
Imperial College London Consultant Physician
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
London, UK

Prof. H. Ardeschir Ghofrani, MD
Professor, Pulmonary Vascular Research,
Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Head, Pulmonary Hypertension Division,
Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
University Hospital in Giessen
Giessen, Germany

Abdullah M. Aldalaan, MD
Chairman, Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension
Consultant, Pulmonologist & Intensivist
Department of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Steven M. Gordon, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Infectious Disease
Staff Member, Transplantation Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Talal I. Dahhan, MD, MSEd, FACP, FCCP
Consultant, Pulmonary Medicine,
Pulmonary Vascular Diseases and Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Duke and Alfaisal University
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD, FRCPC
International Liaison,GulfThoracic Congress 2021
Professor of Medicine
Vice-Chancellor and Dean College of Medicine,
University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Prof. Feras I. Hawari, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine and Full Member
Chief Cancer Control Officer
Chief, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Director, Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Training Program, King Hussein Cancer Center
and University of Jordan
Director, Global Bridges, EMR
Amman, Jordan

Sami Alhaider, MD, MSc, MBA
Executive Director of Training,
Saudi Commission For Health Specialties (SCFHS)
Consultant, Pediatric Pulmonologist
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Alyaa Elhazmi, MD
Consultant intensivist,
Program director, Adult Critical Care Medicine
residency and fellowship program
Dr. Sulaiman Alhabeeb Group, Arryan Hospital
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

Prof. Felix Herth, MD, PhD, DSC, FCCP, FERS
Consultant Pulmonologist
Department of Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine
Universität Heidelberg,
Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Khaled M. Alkattan, 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. Claire Hogg, MD
Professor of Practice,
Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College
Clinical Director, Respiratory Pediatrics
Royal Brompton Hospital
London, UK

Prof. Javaid A. Khan, FRCP (Edin)
Dean Pulmonology College of Physicians
and Surgeons Pakistan
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Chest
Physician Department of Medicine
The Aga Khan University Chair National
Alliance for Tobacco Control
Karachi, Pakistan

Riyad Allehebi, MD, FRCPC, DABIM
Consultant Pulmonary,
Asthma and Sleep Medicine
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Arvind Kumar, MBBS, MNAMS,
FACS, FICS, FUICC

Senior Consultant, General Thoracic Thoracoscopic
and Robotic Surgery
Chairman, Center for Chest Surgery
Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), New Delhi
Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
New Delhi, India

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

Hani Lababidi, MD, FCCP, FACP, FSSH
Vice President, Saudi Society for Simulation
in Healthcare
Attending Physician, Critical Care Medicine,
Sanford Health, Fargo, USA
Consultant, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Ibrahim A. Janahi, MD, FCCP, FRCPCH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics-Weill Cornell Medicine
Chair, Medical Education and DIO
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology
Department of Pediatric Medicine
Sidra Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Prof. Bassam Mahboub, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Professor and Consultant Pulmonologist
Head of Pulmonary Medicine, Dubai Health Authority,
Dubai, UAE

Saeeda Al Marzooqi, MD
Assistant Dean for Medical Education
Associate Professor, Pathology Department
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
UAE University, Al-Ain
Consultant Histopathologist, Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, UAE

Prof. Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Professor of Medicine Virginia
Commonwealth University,
Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA, USA

“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

Asma A. S. Al Nuaimi, MD
Consultant Pediatric Pulmonologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Mohamed S. Almoamary, ABIM, FRCP(Edin),
MBA-LS, FCCP

Professor & Consultant, Pulmonary Medicine,
KAMC-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Chairman, The Saudi Initiative for Asthma
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Simon P. G. Padley, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, FRCR
Professor of Practice
(Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology)
National Heart & Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Consultant Radiologist and Director of Radiology
The Royal Brompton & Harefield
NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Abdulhadi Almutairi, MD, MSc, SBIS, ABIS
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Department of Surgery
King Fahad Specialist Hospital
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Alberto Papi, MD, PhD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Director of the Respiratory Unit,
Department of Emergency Medicine
Vice President of the School of Medicine
S. Anna University Hospital,
Ferrara , Italy

Sewaillem Almutairy, MD, MBBS, SBIS, ABIS
Consultant Thoracic,
MIS and Foregut Surgeon
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Ian Pavord, MD, DM, FRCP, FERS, FMedSci
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine Unit and
Oxford Respiratory NIHR BRC
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Mohammed Alabdrab Alnabi, MD
Emergency & Critical Care Consultant
CCM Residency & Research Program Director
Dammam Medical Complex
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

David B. Price, MD
Founder & Managing Director, Observational &
Pragmatic Research Institute and
Optimum Patient Care
Professor, Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
University of Aberdeen
Scotland, UK

Saleh Alnasser, MBBS, MSc, FRCS(C)
Consultant Thoracic and Foregut Surgeon
King Saud University Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Hatem O. Qutub, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Professor & Consultant, Pulmonary
and Critical Care Medicine
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Ali S. Omrani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath
Senior Consultant, Adult Infectious Diseases
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Reyadh Salman, MD, FCCP
Consultant Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Chairman Internal Medicine Department
Chairman of Intensive Care Unit
Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital
Manama, Bahrain

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, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Redha Souilamas, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner
College of Medicine,
CWR University, Ohio, USA
Thoracic Surgery Department Chair
Tumor Board Chairman
Heart & Vascular Institute - Respiratory Critical
Care Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mashael K. Al Rujaib, MD, MBA
Consultant Radiologist- Radiology Department,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Adjunct Assistant Proffessor, Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ayman Al-Sulaimani, MBBS, FRCSC, MSc
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, IMC & DSFH
Medical Director, Bupa Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Rahmah Alsilmi, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Consultant of Pulmonary Medicine &
Interstitial Lung Disease
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, KSA

Mohamad Alswes, MD, ABCFPP
Consultant, Family Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Associate Professor, Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hani Saiedi, MD
Consultant General,
Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Residency Training Program Director of
General Surgery
Medical Educator
King Abdullah Medical Complex
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Altwairqi, MD
Consultant, Adult Medical Oncology,
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Waleed Saleh, MD, FRCSI
Consultant, Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Johan F. Vansteenkiste, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine – Catholic University Leuven
Head of Clinic – Respiratory Oncology
Unit and Trial Unit
Department of Respiratory Diseases
University Hospitals KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
ESMO Lung Educational Group – Co-Editor Annals
of Oncology

Rabea A. Khouqeer, MBBS, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI
Consultant, Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology
John's Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, FCCM
Managing Editor, Respiratory Care
Past Editor-in-Chief, Respiratory Care
Editor, Fundamental Respiratory Care
Support Course (FRCS)
Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
Lecturer, Northeastern University
Boston, MA, USA

Prof. Siraj O. Wali, MBBS, FRCPC, FCCP, FACP
Director, Sleep Medicine and Research Center
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine, Kind Abdulaziz University
Consultant, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Federico Lavorini MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Respiratory Medicine,
University of Florence, Italy
Head of Respiratory Unit,
Careggi University Hospital
Florence, Italy

Prof. Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Professor of Medicine,
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine,
Director, Asthma Program
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado, USA

Norberto Santana Rodríguez, MD, PhD, FEBTS
Head of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Director of Video-Assisted (VATS) and
Robotic-assisted (RATS) Thoracic Surgery Program
Consultant, Lung Transplant
Organ Transplant Center
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Associate Professor of Surgery, Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Prof. Alex Soriano, MD
ESCMID Fellow, Head of Infectious Diseases Department
Hospital Clínic of Barcelona
Assistant Professor, University of Barcelona
Vice-President of EBJIS (European Bone &
Joint Infection Society)
Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Ashraf H. Alzaabi, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, EMHCA
President, Emirate Thoracic Society (ETS)
Co-Chairman, Scientific Committee,
GulfThoracic Congress 2021
Professor of Medicine, UAE University
Head, Respiratory Division, Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Antonio Torres Marti, MD, PhD, FERS
Department of Pulmonology & Respiratory Allergy,
Clinical Institute of Thorax
Hospital Clínic of Barcelona
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Mohamed Zeitouni, MD, FCCP
Chairman, Scientific Committee,
GulfThoracic Congress 2021
Consultant, Pulmonary/Critical Care
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, MD
Thoracic Surgery Consultant
Director, Operating Room Services
King Abdulaziz Hospital, MNGHA
Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Emilio Pizzichini, MD, PhD
Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Federal University of Santa Catarina,
University Hospital of UFSC, Florianopolis
Santa Catarina, Brazil

Rajini Sudhir, MD
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
Leicester, UK

Adeeb A. Bulkhi, MD
Consultant, Internal Medicine / Immunology Allergy
Chairman of Internal Medicine Department
College of Medicine, Umm Al Qura University
International Medical Center
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Joseph Diaz, MD
Medical Director of Allergy and
Asthma Research Center
Department of Internal Medicine, University
of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, USA

Prof. Norbert Berend, MD, BS, FRACP
Head, Respiratory Research
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Adam Hawkins, MD
Regional Medical Affairs,
Lead and External Speaker GSK
Brentford, England, United Kingdom

Muhannad Hawari, MD
Consultant Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Director Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Al-Faisal University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Sami M Al Yami, MD
Consultant Pulmonologist and
Interstitial Lung Disease
King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Araba

Youssef Dairi, MD
Consultant Pulmonologist
Rashid Hospital
Dubai Health Authority
Dubai, UAE