Editor-in-chief

         

  • Prof. K Dheda, MB BCh (Wits), FCP(SA), FCCP, PhD (Lond), FRCP (Lond). Head: Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Professor of Mycobacteriology and Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; Director, Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Pulmonary infections, tuberculosis and mycobacterial diseases, interventional pulmonology, asthma, immunology, genomics, proteomics.

Deputy Editor

         

  • Prof. C F N Koegelenberg, MB ChB, MMed (Int), FCP (SA), FRCP (UK), Cert Pulm (SA), PhD. Professor and Head: Division of Pulmonology, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Lung cancer, pleural diseases, interventional pulmonology, infectious diseases, critical care.

Section Editor: Breath-taking News

         

  • Prof. E M Irusen, MB ChB, FCP(SA), FCCP, PhD. Emeritus Professor: Division of Pulmonology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Asthma and COPD- all aspects.

President SA Thoracic Society

         

  • Prof. R van Zyl Smit, MB ChB, MRCP(UK), Dip HIV(Man), MMed, FCP, Cert Pulm (SA), PhD, ATSF. Division of Pulmonology and Department of Medicine; University of Cape Town Head Lung Clinical Research Unit University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Airways disease (Asthma/COPD), tobacco smoking/cessation, interstitial lung disease.

Board members

         

  • Dr B Allwood, MB BCh (Wits), DCH (SA), DA (SA), FCP(SA), MPH (UCT), Cert. Pulm. (SA), PhD (UCT). Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University/Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa.
  • Expertise: 

         

  • Prof. E Bateman, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, DCH. Professor of Respiratory Medicine: University of Cape Town and University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Asthma clinical: pharmacotherapy, severe asthma, COPD pathophysiology and management (pharmacotherapy).

         

  • Prof. G Calligaro, BSc. Hons (Physiology) MB BCh, Dip PEC, FCP, MMed (UCT), Cert Pulm (SA). Consultant Pulmonologist, Division of Pulmonology, Groote Schuur Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Interstitial lung diseases, lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease.

         

  • Dr P Gina, MB BCh (Wits), FCP(SA), PhD (UCT), Cert Pulm (SA). Consultant Pulmonologist: Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

             

  • Prof. A Goolam Mohamed, MB BCh, FCCP(SA), FCCP. Specialist Physician/Pulmonologist, South Africa.
  • Expertise: General pulmonary diseases. Special interest in pulmonary infections including bronchiectasis, critical care and interstitial lung diseases.

         

  • Prof. P Goussard, MB ChB (SU), MMed (Paed) (SU), FC Paed (SA), PhD (SU)
    Head of Clinical Unit: Paediatric Pulmonology and Paediatric Intensive Care, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Paediatric pulmonology and paediatric critical care, paediatric and interventional bronscopy, diagnosis and management of complicated pulmonary tuberculosis. 

         

  • Prof. E M Irusen, MB ChB, FCP(SA), FCCP, PhD. Emeritus Professor: Division of Pulmonology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Asthma and COPD- all aspects.

         

  • Prof. J Janson, MB ChB (Stell), FC (SA) Cardio, PhD. Head: Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Chest wall surgery, lung cancer surgery, surgery for PTB, pleural diseases, CTEPH surgery 

         

  • Prof. M Jeebhay, MB ChB, PhD. Head of Department & Director, Health Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Occupational lung disease epidemiology, occupational allergy, asthma, pneumoconiosis.

         

  • Dr S Maasdorp, MB ChB (UFS), MMed (Int Med), FCP(SA), Cert. Pulm. ( SA) Phys. Head: Division of Pulmonology at Universitas Academic Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the University of the Free State, South Africa.
  • Expertise: General respiratory medicine, specifically bronchiectasis, interstitial lung diseases, critical care.

         

  • Prof. R Masekela, MB BCh, MMed (Paeds)Pret, Dipl Allerg (SA), PhD, FCCP. Adjunct Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Paediatrics, asthma, Chronic lung disease, epidemiology.

         

  • Prof. M Mer, MB BCh, Dip PEC (SA), FCP (SA) Pulmonology subspecialty, Cert Critical Care (SA), MMed (Int Med), FRCP (Lond), FCCP (USA), PhD. Department of Medicine, Divisions of Pulmonology and Critical Care, at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Expertise:

           

  • Prof. K Nyamande, MB ChB, FCP, Cert. Pulm. (Phys), PhD. Head of Department: Pulmonology, School of Clinical Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Pulmonary infections, pulmonary complications of HIV, lung cancers.

         

  • Prof. Tim Pennel, MB ChB (Stell), FC Cardio (SA), PhD (UCT). Chris Barnard Chair and Head of Division Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation, ECMO.

         

  • Prof. R Perumal, MB ChB (UKZN), MMed (UKZN), MPhil (UCT), MPH (UKZN), PhD (UKZN) FCP (SA), Cert Pulmonology (SA). Specialist Physician and Pulmonologist, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 
  • Expertise: Pulmonary infectious diseases, tuberculosis (traditional and molecular epidemiology, transmission, diagnostics, and therapeutics), post-infectious lung disease. 

         

  • Dr R Raine, MB ChB, MMed, FCP. Respiratory Clinic, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Respiratory physiology in general (pulmonary function and exercise physiology and testing), sleep medicine, critical care.

         

  • Prof. G Richards, MB BCh FCP(SA) PhD (MED). Director Critical Care, Johannesburg Hospital; Associate Professor Department of Medicine University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Critical care, antibiotics, ICU infections, resistance mechanisms, community acquired pneumonia, asthma, smoking related diseases, reactive oxidants.

         

  • Dr J A Shaw, MB ChB (UCT), FCP (SA), MMed (Stell), Cert. Pulm (SA), MPhil (Stell). Pulmonologist and research clinician, Biomedical Research Institute, Immunology Research Group, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Infectious diseases immunology, basic and translational research in tuberculosis and other respiratory infections, clinical research procedures and design, pleural disease and transthoracic ultrasound, flexible bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound.

         

  • Prof. R van Zyl Smit, MB ChB, MRCP(UK), Dip HIV(Man), MMed, FCP, Cert Pulm (SA), PhD, ATSF. Division of Pulmonology and Department of Medicine; University of Cape Town Head Lung Clinical Research Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Airways disease (Asthma/COPD), tobacco smoking/cessation, interstitial lung disease.

          

  • Dr C Verwey, MB ChB (UP), FcPaed (SA), MMed (Paed)(Wits), Cert. Pulm. (SA) Paed, PhD (Wits). Head of Division: Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of the Witwatersrand; Head of Division: Paediatric Pulmonology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Infant and early childhood pulmonary function (including long-term pulmonary function sequelae of early childhood pulmonary insults),  paediatric suppurative lung diseases (including persistent bacterial bronchitis and bronchiectasis), infectious paediatric pulmonary disease (including viral, bacterial and HIV-associated conditions). 

         

  • Prof. M Wong, MB BCh, DCH (SA), FCP (SA). Head of the Division of Pulmonology, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Interstitial lung diseases, especially sarcoidosis.

           

  • Prof. H Zar, MB BCh, FCP, PhD. Director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health; Director of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonology at Red Cross Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Expertise: Childhood pneumonia, childhood TB, RSV.

International Board members

         

  • Prof. A Cattamanchi, MD, MAS (Clinical Res). MU-UCSF Research Collaboration; Adjunct Professor UCSF School of Medicine, United States.
  • Expertise: Tuberculosis, implementatation science.

         

  • Prof. F Chung, MD, DSc, FRCP. Professor of Respiratory Medicine; Head of Experimental Studies at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
  • Expertise: Asthma, air  pollution , airway inflammation.

         

  • Prof. G B Migliori, MD, FRCP (London). Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases Fondazione S. Maugeri, Care and Research Institute, Tradate, Italy.
  • Expertise:

         

  • Prof. S K  Sharma, MD, PhD. Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Head, Department of Medicine All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India.
  • Expertise:

         

  • Prof. B Kirenga, MB ChB, MMed, PhD. Senior Lecturer (Pulmonology) and founding Director of the Makerere University Lung Institute, Uganda.
  • Expertise:

         

  • Prof. P J Barnes, FRCP, FCCP, FMedSci. Margaret Turner-Warwick Professor of Medicine, Airway Disease Section, National Heart & Lung Institute, United Kingdom.
  • Expertise: Cell and molecular mechanisms of asthma, COPD.

       

  • Prof. H Mpairwe, MB ChB (MUK), MSc Epidemiology (LSHTM), PhD (LSHTM) Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.
  • Expertise:

         

  • Prof. M J Chakaya, MB ChB (Nairobi University), MMed (Nairobi University) , DThM (University of London). Global Lung Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Therapeutics and Dermatology, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Expertise: TB and other pulmonary infections , asthma, COPD.

         

  • Dr S Kwarteng Owusu, MB ChB, FWACP, FGCPS, Cert Paed. Pulm. (CMSA), MPhil Paediatric Pulmonology (UCT). Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Department of Child Health Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital/ School of Medicine and Dentistry-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Expertise: Childhood tuberculosis, asthma.