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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

ISSN: 1178-2005

Dr Richard Russell

Dr Russell

Clinical Reader, King's Centre for Lung Health, Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Dr. Richard E.K. Russell trained at Guy’s Hospital, he further specialized in respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He completed a PhD as a BLF Research Fellow under the supervision of Professor Peter Barnes. Dr. Russell is a Consultant at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and is the Clinical Director of the West Hampshire Integrated Respiratory Service, as well as a Senior Clinical Researcher at the Nuffield Dept. of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Dr. Russell has interests in obstructive lung disease, particularly pathophysiology of COPD and how patients should be cared for across the primary/secondary care interface. He has been a member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Executive, Scientific Committee and the Communications Committee, is active in the British Lung Foundation. As founding editor of the International Journal of COPD (impact Factor 2.9), Dr. Russell is keen to increase the awareness of COPD and provide a platform for advances in the understanding of COPD pathology.

As well as being on the editorial board for Geriatric Medicine, Prescriber and The Lung Perspectives, he is a peer reviewer for Thorax, AJRCCM, AJRCMB, APS Lung, and Journal of COPD. Dr. Russell also contributes regularly to the BBC and other mainstream media.


Dr Jill Ohar

Dr Ohar

Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Jill Ohar earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her postdoctoral training included an internship in obstetrics/ gynecology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a residency in medicine at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where she completed a subsequent clinical fellowship in pulmonary diseases and critical care. She has served on the faculty at Saint Louis University and is currently a tenured professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Dr. Ohar is a clinical investigator and the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles, reviews, abstracts, and book chapters. Her current research interests focus on occupational pulmonary disease and the diagnosis/delivery of care to COPD patients. She is a member and a past officer of the American College of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Professor Min Zhang

Professor Zhang

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Min Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Pulmonologist, Director and Chief, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, China.

Professor Min Zhang trained at Shanghai Medical University and China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine China. Being a research fellow at National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London for one year. She is now the associate director, Asthma and Allergy Association of Chinese Respiratory Physician Association, Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) and committee member of Chinese Thoracic Society, Chinese Medical Association (CMA).

Editorial Board

Ahmad R. Alsayed, Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy, PhD, MSc, PharmD, PhD in Clinical Pharmacy/Therapeutics and Precision Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordon.

Aladin Boriek, Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care/Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Mario Cazzola, Honorary Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Dennis E. Doherty, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kentucky Health Care, Lexington, KY, USA

Edward Eden, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine NY, USA.

MeiLan Han, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Director Michigan Airways Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hwa Mu Lee, Clinical Professor in Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California at Irvine, USA

Marc Miravitlles, Pneumology Department, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

Brooke T. Mossman, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA

Ian Pavord, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, NDM Research Building, University of Oxford, UK

Aldo Pezzuto, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, pulmonologist at Sapienza University, head of the Centre for Smoking Cessation, Pulmonology Unit, S.Andrea Hospital in Roma.

David Price, Founder and Head of The Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute, Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute, Singapore; Optimum Patient Care UK, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom; Optimum Patient Care Australia, Brisbane, Australia; Centre of Academic Primary Care, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Professor Jennifer K Quint, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Alejandra Ramirez Venegas, COPD and Tobacco Research Department, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico

Paola Rogliani, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Rob Stockley, Director, Lung Immuno Biochemical Research laboratory, Lung Investigation Unit, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Theodoros I. Vassilakopoulos, Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Director, 2nd Department of Pulmonary Medicine Director, 2nd Department of Pulmonary Medicine Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens, Greece, Adjunct Professor, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada