William MacNee, University of Edinburgh, UK
William MacNee received his medical degree and MD from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and trained thereafter at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh/University of Edinburgh Medical School.
He was the recipient of an MRC travelling fellowship to the University of British Columbia, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He was Professor of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Consultant Physician, Lothian Health. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine University of Edinburgh and Consultant Physician Lothian Health.
Professor MacNee’s primary research interests are in pathological mechanisms of the lung and systemic effects of COPD. Professor MacNee has published over 380 peer-reviewed papers and edited several books on COPD.
Professor MacNee is a past Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and past President of ERS. He has served on the British Thoracic Society COPD guidelines committee, was co-chair of the ERS/American Thoracic Society COPD guidelines committee and was a past member of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease executive committee. He has been an Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Respiratory Research.
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