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
Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Pediatric Asthma Center
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

Prof. 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

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

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

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

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

“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
OSC Medical Director,
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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. Wisia Wedzicha, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
Professor, Respiratory Medicine
Chief of Service, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology
Director, Center for Environmental Health
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 Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Chairperson of Allergy Department,
Al-Rashed Allergy Center,
Ministry of Health
Kuwait

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

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

Timothy R. Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Program Director, Asthma-COPD Educator Course & Aerosol Delivery Workshop
Chief Business Officer, American Association for Respiratory Care
Irving, TX
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH, USA

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
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

Sami A. Alhaider, MD, MBA
Executive Director of Training, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS)
Consultant Pediatric and Interventional Pulmonologist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

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,
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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

Sumaya Aloraimi, MD, DCH, MRCPCH, AFSA (France)
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Respiratory Allergist
Head, Pediatric Respiratory Department
Royal Hospital, Sultanate of Oman
Muscat, Oman

J. Brady Scott, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC, FCCP
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education
College of Health Sciences,
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences-Division of Respiratory Care
Rush University
Chicago, IL, USA

Laila Al Dabal, MD, FRCP (UK), MSc
Consultant, Internal & Pulmonary Medicine
Harward Global Degree in Clinical Research
Head of Infectious Disease Unit
Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority
Dubai, UAE

Prof. Leonardo M. Fabbri, MD, FERS
Professor of Internal and Respiratory Medicine,
University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Eminent Scholar of Internal and Respiratory Medicine,
University of Ferrara,
Visiting Professor of Internal and Respiratory Medicine,
University of Gothenburg, COPD Center,
Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg
Modena, Italy

Prof. Arzu Ari, Ph.D, RRT, PT, CPFT, FAARC
Professor of Respiratory Therapy
Director, Aerosol Research Laboratory
Consultant, Aerosol Medicine
Department of Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Center
Texas State University
Round Rock, Texas, USA

Prof. Zaid Zoumot, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCP
Consultant Pulmonologist
Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)
of Case Western Reserve University
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

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

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

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

Prof. Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Pulmonologist
Sorbonne-University
Researcher in Experimental and Clinical Respiratory Neurophysiology
Pitié Salpêtrière-Charles Foix Hospital Group
Paris, France

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

Michael Rodgers, MD, MBChB
Consultant, Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Noor Ali AL-Khathlan, PhD
Chairman of Respiratory Care Department
Assistant Professor of Paediatric Pulmonary Function Testing
College of Applied Medical Sciences
Imam Abdurahman bin Faisal University
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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

Ali S. Wahla, MBBS
Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mohamed Abuzakouk, MBBCh, PhD, FRCPath, FFPath (RCPI), FRCP, FACP
Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
President of the Emirates Clinical Immunology and Allergy Group
Section Head, Allergy & Immunology
Respiratory Institute
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Basil Nasrallah, MD, FAAP, MRCPCH, CCT (UK)
Consultant Pediatrician, Allergy and Respiratory Specialist
Emirates Specialty Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Faris F. Alhejaili, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Consultant
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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

Rayid Abdulqawi, MD, PhD
Certificate of Completion of Training in Respiratory and
General Internal Medicine
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, UK
Consultant in Pulmonary Medicine,
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Takhassusi Hospital- Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Mansoor Hameed, MBBS, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Glasg),
FCCP, FAPSR, MRCP (Respiratory Medicine)

CCT in Respiratory & Internal Medicine (UK)
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, NHS Trust. UK
London, UK