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Editorial Board

Jennifer Harman, Editor

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New Content ItemJennifer is an Editor on the BMC Series based in the London office. Before joining BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Jennifer completed her PhD within the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, Jennifer became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Throughout her research career, she studied the role of epigenetic and inflammatory mechanisms underlying cell behaviour changes associated with vascular disease. Jennifer actively supports the publication of open and reproducible research.

Arwa Tawfiq, Assistant Editor

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Arwa joined the BMC Series as an Assistant Editor in 2019.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Fabrizio Luppi

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New Content ItemFabrizio Luppi is associate professor and honorary consultant at the Department of Respiratory Diseases at the University of Milan-Bicocca, based at the “S. Gerardo” Hospital in Monza (Italy). Professor Luppi received his medical degree from the University of Modena in 1993. He spent part of his PhD program in the Department of Pulmonology at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, working on epithelial cell involvement in smoking-induced lung diseases. Prof. Luppi’s primary research interests include interstitial lung diseases, particularly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis, and he has been the Principal Investigator in several Phase II and III trials in IPF. Prof. Luppi has published more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is a Senior Editorial Board Member of BMC Pulmonary Medicine.

Giovanni Sotgiu

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New Content ItemDr. Giovanni Sotgiu is a professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sassari, Italy. He received his medical degree specializing in "Infectious Diseases and Medical Statistics".  His doctoral research was on “Methodology of Clinical Trials”. He also received his executive master's in "Management of Health and Social Care Organizations". He is currently a Fellow of European Respiratory Society. The focus of his research is on patient care, primary and secondary prevention, and population health. In particular, his research interests include the clinical and public health features of every respiratory infectious disease (e.g., tuberculosis). He collaborates with the WHO, ECDC, US-CDC, and other international societies. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Pulmonary Medicine in 2013 and is now the Section Editor of Infectious, Rare and Idiopathic Pulmonary Diseases.

Giulia Maria Stella

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New Content ItemGiulia Maria Stella graduated in Medicine and Surgery (110/110 cum Laude) in 2001. She obtained her MD European Qualification in 2002 and specialized in Respiratory System Diseases (50/50 cum laude). Giulia completed her PhD in Pharmacological Sciences (University of Pavia Medical School) and her master's degree in Molecular Oncology (110/110 cum laude).  Dr Stella is now working as a Clinical Research Assistant within the Pulmunology/Thoracic Oncology Unit at Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia.  Giulia also works as a Contract Professor for Respiratory System Diseases at the University of Pavia Medical School. Dr Stella has expertise in numerous laboratory techniques, including DNA cloning, sequencing, PCR, mammalian cell culture, transient and stable transfection, single-cell dilution, use of inducible promoters, virus production and cellular transduction (infection with retrovirus and lentivirus), western immunoblotting and protein kinase assay. Dr Stella also has clinical expertise in invasive procedures (bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, lymph node biopsy, thoracentesis and paracentesis) and lung cancer management.

Michele Mondoni

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New Content ItemMichele Mondoni is Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at the Pulmonology Unit of ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo in Milan (Italy) and is Adjunct Professor of the Specialisation School in Respiratory Diseases of the University of Milan. He graduated from the University of Milan in 2002 and received his II Level Master Degree in Interventional Pulmonology and Pulmonary Immunopathology at the University of Parma in 2011. His main areas of expertise are interventional pulmonology and interstitial lung diseases. His primary research interests include clinical and interventional pulmonology. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Pulmonary Medicine in 2018 and has been a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Steven Gray, St James's Hospital, Ireland

Craig P. Hersh, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

Fabrizio Luppi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Michele Mondoni, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Italy

Giovanni Sotgiu, University of Sassari, Italy

Giulia Stella, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Italy


Editorial Board Members

Ramsy Abdelghani, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA

Abdulelah Aldhahir, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Jaber Alqahtani, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences/UCL, Saudi Arabia

Stefano Aliberti, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

Abdullah Alismail, Loma Linda University Health, USA

Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India

Sabina Antoniu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T Popa Iasi, Romania

Micheál Mac Aogáin, St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Anna Maria Azzini, University of Verona, Italy

Bruno Guedes Baldi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sandra Baldacci, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy

Elisabetta Balestro, Università di Padova, Italy

Paolo Banfi, Don Gnocchi Foundation, Italy

Nektarios Barabutis, University of Louisiana Monroe, USA

Hayley Barnes, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

Salvatore Battaglia, University of Palermo, Italy

Denise Battaglini, Policlinico San Martino Hospital IRCCS for Oncology and Neuroscience, Genoa, Italy, Italy

David Bennett, University Hospital of Siena, Italy

Guoshu Bi, Fudan University, China

Yunyi Bian, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China

Andrea Bianco, University of Campania "L Vanvitelli" , Italy

Andras Bikov, University of Manchester, UK

Davide Biondini, University of Padova, Italy

Rob Bischof, Federation University Australia, Australia

Abhishek Biswas, Parkview regional medical center, USA

Tamara Blake, Child Health Research Centre, Australia

Marialuisa Bocchino, University of Naples, Italy 

Jessica Bon, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Felix Bongomin, Gulu University, Uganda

Andrea Borghesi, University of Brescia, Italy

Malcolm Brodlie, Newcastle University, UK

Stephan Budweiser, Donaustauf Hospital, Germany

Jefferson Antonio Buendia Rodriguez, University of Antioquia, Colombia

Luigino Calzetta, University of Parma, Italy

Pat Camp, University of British Columbia, Canada

Yunshan Cao, Gansu Provincial Hospital, China, China

Gaetano Caramori, University of Messina, Italy

Giovanna Carpagnano, University of Foggia, Italy

Roberto Casal, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Lidia Casas, KULeuven, Belgium

Adrian Ceccato, Idibaps, Spain

Alessandro Celi, University of Pisa, Italy

Udit Chaddha, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Chee-Shee Chai, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Louisa Lok Yung Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Zhencong Chen, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China

Yeong Shiong Chiew, Monash University, Malaysia

Fu-Tsai Chung, Chang Gung Memoria Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Colin Church, University of Glasgow, UK

Adam Collison, University of Newcastle, Australia

Angelo Coppola, Ospedale Regina Apostolorum, Italy

Hai-Long Dai, Yan'an Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China, China

Jingbo Dai, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, USA

Zhiyu Dai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Stanford University, USA

Cristian Deana, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, Italy

Navneet Dhillon, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

Fabiano di Marco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Antonio Esquinas, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Spain

Alexandre Fabro, Ribeirão Preto Medical School - University of São Paulo, Italy

Ashraf Fawzy, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Paola Faverio, University of Milano Bicocca – San Gerardo Hospital – ASST Monza, Italy

Isis E Fernandez, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany

Lydia Finney, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Paolo Formenti, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy

Ignasi Garcia-Olive, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain

Ruowen Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Donna Goodridge, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Tamera Corte, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Australia

Clara Green, University of Birmingham, UK

Rune Grønseth, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway

Mingzhou Guo, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China

Denis Hadjiliadis, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Maged Hassan, Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt

Courtney Heffernan, University of Alberta, Canada

Yiwei Huang, Fudan University, China

Ann Hutchinson, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Marco Idzko, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Imran Iftikhar, Emory University, USA

Takuma Isshiki, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Toho University, Japan

Pritesh Jain, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

Francisco-Javier Gonzalez-Barcala, Hospital Clinico Universitario of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Niranjan Jeganathan, Loma Linda University Health, USA

Zhiqiang Jiang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Hiroyuki Kaneda, Kansai Medical University, Japan

Woo Jin Kim, Kangwon National University, South Korea

Djuro Kosanovic, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University Moscow, Russia

Stefanie Krick, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Sachin Kumar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Stefania La Grutta, Institute of Traslational Pharmacology, IFT, National Research Council, CNR, Italy

Wassim Labaki, University of Michigan, USA

Franco Laghi, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, USA

Grace Lam, University of Alberta, Canada

Yongwen Li, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, China

Jiaqi Liang, Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University, China

Michael Loebinger, Royal Brompton Hospital, UK

Macy Mei-Sze Lui, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, China, China

Karan Madan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Mario Malerba, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

Jihad Mallat, Critical Care Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE, Utd.Arab.Emir.

Patrick Mallia, Imperial College London, UK

Alessandro Marchioni, University Hospital of Modena, Respiratory Diseases Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Italy

Alessandro Marcon, University of Verona, Italy

Alberto M. Marra, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, "Federico II" University of Naples, Italy

Maria Gabriella Matera, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, USA

Michael McGeachie, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Ravindra Mehta, Apollo Hospitals, India

Federico Mei, Respiratory Disease Unit, University hospital - Ancona, Italy

Andrea Melani, Pneumologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Italy

Federica Meloni, University of Pavia, Italy

Terumi Midoro-Horiuti, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Akihiko Miyanaga, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical Shool, Japan

Yousser Mohammad, Tishreen University, SY

Nicola Murgia, University of Perugia, Italy

Viswam Nair, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Atsushi Nambu, Teikyo University School of medicine University Hospital, Japan

Jacek Nasilowski, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

Amarjit Singh Naura, Panjab University, India

Masaji Nishimura, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan

Tsukasa Okamoto, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Mario Olivieri, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrate, Italy

Josuel Ora, Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata, Italy

Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India

Tanmay Panchabhai, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, USA

Jin Kyun Park, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea

Shane Patman, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia

Erika Penz, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Lara Pisani, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Italy

Xin Qian, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, China, People's Republic

Jiuxin Qu, Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, China

Dejan Radovanovic, Section of Respiratory Diseases, L. Sacco University Hospital, ASST fatebenefratelli-Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

S. Vamsee Raju, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Claudia Ravaglia, GB Morgagni Hospital, Italy

Luis Felipe Reyes, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia

Chin Kook Rhee, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea, Republic of

Paola Rogliani, University of Rome, Italy

Luca Roz, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Italy

Laura Saderi, University of Sassari, Italy

Gianluca Sambataro, University of Catania, Italy

Kim Sandler, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

Alessandro Sanduzzi Zamparelli, University Federico II of Naples, Italy

Pierachille Santus, University of Milan, Italy

Arjun Saradna, University At Buffalo, USA

Gaetano Scaramuzzo, University of Ferrara, Italy

Aaron Scott, University of Birmingham, UK

Vijairam Selvaraj, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA

Takeshi Shimamamura, University of Chicago, USA

Aran Singanayagam, Imperial College London, UK

Jin Woo Song, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Rogerio Souza, Instituto do Coracao do Hospital das Clinicas, Brazil

Savino Spadaro, University of Ferrara, Italy

Haruhiko Sugimura, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan

Qihai Sui, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China

Giorgia Sulis, McGill University, Canada

Tomoyuki Takura, Department of Healthcare Economics and Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Wang Tao, Guangzhou Medical University, China

Christina Tischer, Helmholtz Zentrum, Germany

Sara Tomassetti, Careggi University Hospital, Italy

Sebastiano Emanuele Torrisi, University of Catania, Italy

Alice Turner, University of Birmingham, UK

Argyrios Tzouvelekis, University of Patras, Greece

Michele Umbrello, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Italy, Italy

Marieke van der Zalm, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Andrea Vianello, University of Padua, Italy

Carlo Alberto Volta, University Hospital S.Anna, Italy

Maoshui Wang, Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, China

Saibin Wang, Affiliated Jinhua Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China

Qing Wang, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China, People's Republic

João Carlos Winck, The Northern Rehabilitation Centre Cardio-Pulmonary Group, Portugal

Fan Wu, State key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, China, People's Republic

Jian Wu, The First Affiliated Hospital, Colleague of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China

Zhijie Xu, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China

Jianwei Xuan, The Health Economic Research Institute, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen university, China, People's Republic

Yuanliang Yan, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China

Chih-Jen Yang, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

Xiaodong Yang, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, China

Panayiotis Yiallouros, Medical School, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Dong Keon Yon, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea

Resti Yudhawati, Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Indonesia

Cheng Zhan, Fudan University, China

Xiao-Bin Zhang, Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen University, School of Medicine, Xiamen University, China, People's Republic

Xiang-Rong Zheng, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China

Xiaobo Zhou, Harvard Medical School, USA

Zi-jing Zhou, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China


Editorial Advisors

Richard Albert, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA

Judith L Black, University of Sydney, Australia

Demosthenes Bouros, University of Thrace, Greece

Emanuela Bruscia, Yale University, USA

Edwin R Chilvers, University of Cambridge, UK

Rodolfo Dennis, Fundación Cardioinfantil, Colombia

Helen Galley, University of Aberdeen, UK

Robert Gray, Edinburgh University, UK 

Rik Gosselink, KU Leuven, Belgium

Huib Kerstjens, University Hospital Groningen, Netherlands

Peter N Le Souef, University of Western Australia, Australia

Jay A Nadel, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Michael Niederman, Winthrop University Hospital, USA

Ioannis Pneumatikos, University Hospital of Alecxandroupolis, Greece

Michael B Reid, Pulmonary Section, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Scott Weiss, Brigham and Womens Hospital, USA

Sally Wenzel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA


Statistical Advisors

Ioannis Bakolis, King's College London, UK

Cavan Reilly, University of Minnesota, USA