Joan B. Soriano, Hospital La Princesa, Madrid, Spain

Joan Soriano

Joan B Soriano graduated in medicine in 1993 and received his PhD in epidemiology and methodology of biomedical research in 1996, both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He completed his education in epidemiology with a Master of Science at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a post-doctoral stay at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, in Baltimore, USA. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK from 1998, and later in the USA from 2003. Then, in 2005 he moved back to CIMERA in Mallorca, Spain. He serves in the GesEPOC COPD guidelines, has directed the SEPAR’s Foreign Affairs, participates in several committees of the Ministry of Health of Spain, and collaborates extensively with both the ERS and CHEST. He spends most of his time dedicated to research on COPD and other respiratory conditions, aging and tobacco, the design of new clinical trials and translational medicine. Since 2007 he is an Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal and since 2013 of the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. He has published more than 200 papers and his Hirsch index is 56. In May 2011, he received the Josep Trueta Award for scientific and medical achievements, and in 2014 was appointed FCCP of Chest and Foundational Fellow of the ERS.

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