Speakers and Moderators

Jennifer M. Bomberger, PhD

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Adjunct Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Bon, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

GR Scott Budinger, MD

Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Airway Diseases
Professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Craig A. Byersdorfer, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD, FAHA

Vitalant Chair in Vascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute
Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University

Suzanne Cloonan, PhD

Associate Professor in Respiratory Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine
School of Biochemistry and Immunology
Trinity College, The University of Dublin, Ireland

 

Charles S. Dela Cruz, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and of Microbial Pathogenesis
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Director, Center of Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment (CPIRT)
Yale University

Greg M. Delgoffe, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunology
Tumor Microenvironment Center
Department of Immunology
University of Pittsburgh

Oliver Eickelberg, MD, FERS, ATSF

Visiting Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Chair in Translational Medicine
Director, Aging Institute of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh

Chadi A. Hage, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Lung Transplant
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Nadia N. Hansel, MD, MPH

David Marine Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Associate Dean of Research, Johns Hopkins Bayview
Chair, Bayview Scientific Advisory Board
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Fernando Holguin, MD

Professor of Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care
Director, Asthma Clinical and Research Programs
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Mohammad N. Islam, PhD

Associate Research Scientist
Lung Biology Lab, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Columbia University

Brett A. Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Georgios Kitsios, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UPMC
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Melanie Königshoff, MD, PhD, ATSF, FERS

Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Research
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Janet S. Lee, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Acute Lung Injury Center of Excellence
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Chair in Acute Lung Injury

Bruce Levy, MD

Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Harvard Medical School

Rama K. Mallampalli, MD

Robert Davis Chair of Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

John F. McDyer, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Lung Transplantation Translational Research Program
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Prof Gerry McElvany

Professor of Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Director of the Irish Centre for Genetic Lung Disease
RCSI – University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dublin, Ireland

Barbara Methé, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Co-director for Basic Science, Center for Microbiome and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Ana L. Mora, MD

Associate Director of Lung Research DHLRI
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Alison Morris, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Immunology, and Clinical & Translational Research
Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Center for Medicine and the Microbiome
UPMC Chair in Translational Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Peter Mullen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Keck School of Medicine
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
University of Southern California

William M. Oldham, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Vsevolod Y. Polotsky, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Sleep Basic Research
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Alice S. Prince, MD

John M. Driscoll Jr., MD and Yvonne Driscoll, MD
Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Infectious Diseases
Columbia University Medical Center

Anuradha Ray, PhD

Professor of Medicine & Immunology
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
UPMC Endowed Chair in Lung Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Prabir Ray, PhD

Professor of Medicine & Immunology
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
UPMC Endowed Chair in Lung Immunology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mauricio Rojas, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Vice Chair of Research
Department of Internal Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Academic Training
Watson Family Chair in Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center
University of Pittsburgh

Frank C. Sciurba, MD, FCCP

Professor of Medicine and Education
Director, Emphysema/COPD Research Center
Director, Pulmonary Function Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Faraaz Shah, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Sunny Shin, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Penn Institute for Immunology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Sruti Shiva, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Program Director, Postdoctoral Training Program in Vascular Biology
Co-Director, Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine
Vice Chair for Academics and Equity, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mark E. Snyder, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Tomeka Suber, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Lorraine B. Ware, MD

Ralph and Lulu Owen Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Vanderbilt Medical Scholars Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Journal President: American Society for Clinical Investigation

Nathaniel Weathington, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Consultants
UPMC

Stacy Gelhaus Wendell, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Chemical Biology and Clinical Translational Science
Scientific Director, Health Sciences Mass Spectrometry Core
University of Pittsburgh

Corinne Williams, PhD

Senior Science Editor
The Journal of Clinical Investigation
JCI Insight

Anna Zemke, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine