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Invited Faculty

 

 

Alexander Gelbard, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

USA

alexander.gelbard@vumc.org

 

Ad Verhagen, MD 

St. Antonius Hospital Nijmegen, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Netherlands

ad.verhagen@radboudumc.nl

 

 

Thomas Schweiger, MD PhD

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Austria

thomas.schweiger@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Cesare Piazza, MD

University of Brescia and ASST Spedali Civili Brescia, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Italy

ceceplaza@libero.it

Cesare Piazza, MD, born in Cremona, Italy, in 1971, is Full Professor and Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Brescia, Italy, since September 2020; he is Research Director of the Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health of the School of Medicine of the University of Brescia, from May 2021. Dr. Piazza is currently serving as President of the European Laryngological Society and as President of Lombard Group of Otolaryngologists. He authored or co-authored 215 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 76 book chapters. He delivered 875 proffered papers and invited lectures in Congresses and Courses.

 

Paulo F. Guerreiro Cardoso MD, MSc, PhD

University of Sao Paulo, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Brazil

cardosop@gmail.com

Attending Thoracic Surgeon, Senior Thoracic Surgery Researcher, and Collaborating Professor at the Division of Thoracic Surgery of the Heart Institute (InCor) of the Hospital das Clinicas and Department of Cardiopneumology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Expertise in general thoracic surgery, airway surgery, respiratory endoscopy, esophageal surgery and esophageal motility. Research (experimental and clinical) in regenerative medicine applied to the central airways, interventional airway endoscopy with emphasis on endoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema, esophageal motility and physiology with emphasis on gastroesophageal reflux and respiratory disease.

 

Alexander Hillel, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

USA

ahillel@jhmi.edu

Dr. Alexander Hillel is a Professor, Vice Director of Education, and Residency Program Director in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  His clinical practice and research centers on the treatment, prevention, and causes of laryngotracheal stenosis. Dr. Hillel holds sponsored grants from the NIH, surgical foundations, and the medical device industry. Dr. Hillel’s laboratory investigates the relationship between the immune system, bacteria, epithelial barrier defects, and scar formation in the airway in an effort to improve treatment. He is beginning the first interventional clinical trial in subglottic stenosis patients testing drugs that prevent scar formation.

 

Michele Salati, MD PhD

AOU Ospedali Riuniti of Ancona, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Italy

michelesalati@hotmail.com

 

 

Imme Roesner, MD

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Austria

imme.roesner@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Kostas Papagiannopoulos, MD

St. James University Hospital, Department of Thoracic Surgery

United Kingdom

kpapagiannopoulos@yahoo.com

 

Francesco Moscato, PhD

Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Austria

francesco.moscato@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Catherine Anderson, BA

Chair of the iSGS patient online support group

United Kingdom

idiopathic.subglottic.stenosis@gmail.com

 

Martin Burian, MD

Ordensklinikum Linz, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Austria

martin.burian@ordensklinikum.at

 

Michael Mildner, PhD

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Dermatology

Austria

michael.mildner@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Kaid Darwiche, MD

Ruhrlandklinik Essen, Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Germany

kaid.darwiche@rlk.uk-essen.de

Prof. Dr. Kaid Darwiche, born in Bochum, Germany is a board-certified Pulmonologist at the Ruhrlandklinik – University Medicine Essen. He specialized in Internal Medicine in 2004 and in Respiratory Medicine in 2006 and since 2009 he works at the Ruhrlandklinik in Essen, first as a senior consultant of the Department of Interventional Pneumology, a reference and training center for Interventional Pulmonology under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Lutz Freitag and since 2015 as head of the department. His main clinical and research interests are interventional bronchoscopic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of Central Airway Obstruction, Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction, and navigational bronchoscopy. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and lectures internationally on adult and pediatric airway disease. He was appointed as Associate Professor in Pulmonology in 2021 and elected as Vice-President of the West-German Lung Cancer Center in the same year. In 2018 he was elected as Head of the Endoscopy Section of the German Pneumology Society.

 

Berit Schneider-Stickler, MD

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Austria

berit.schneider-stickler@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Elie Fadel, MD

Marie Lannelongue Hospital Paris, Department of Thoracic Surgery

France

e.fadel@ghpsj.fr

 

Walter Klepetko, MD

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Austria

walter.klepetko@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Helmut Prosch, MD

Medical University of Vienna,Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy

Austria

helmut.prosch@meduniwien.ac.at

Helmut Prosch, MD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, where he serves as the deputy head of the division of general and paediatric radiology and is the section chief of thoracic imaging. His research focuses on the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and deep learning for the diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. He has published more than 200 articles, reviews or book chapters.

 

Antonio D’Andrilli, MD

Sapienza University Rome, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Italy

adandrilli@hotmail.com

 

Paolo De Coppi, MD PhD 

Great Ormond Street Hospital, Department of Paediatric Surgery

United Kingdom

Paolo.DeCoppi@gosh.nhs.uk

 

Daniela Gompelmann, MD

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Internal Medicine II, Division of Pulmonology

Austria

daniela.gompelmann@meduniwien.ac.at

 

Konrad Hoetzenecker, MD PhD

Course Director

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Austria

konrad.hoetzenecker@meduniwien.ac.at

Konrad Hoetzenecker is the Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna. As an appointed Professor for Lung Transplantation he is also the Director of the Vienna Lung Transplant Program. Besides lung transplantation he is specialized in airway surgery and extended thoracic procedures. Dr Hoetzenecker has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He has been awarded several prizes and grants including the Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship from the American Association of Thoracic Surgery.

 

Nuria María Novoa, MD PhD

Organising Committee

University Hospital of Salamanca, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Spain

nuria.novoa@usal.es

 

Isabelle Opitz, MD

Organising Committee

University Hospital Zurich, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Switzerland

isabelle.schmitt-opitz@usz.ch

 

Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, MD

Organising Committee

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Austria

doris-maria.denk-linnert@meduniwien.ac.at