2023

Dr. Diego Paul Toapanta Vega
Ecuador

Dr. Diego Paul Toapanta Vega He was born in Loja-Ecuador on September 14, 1989, he completed his primary and secondary studies in his hometown, at the age of 17 he entered the National University of Loja, obtaining a medical degree, after which he dedicated a year to social service in a rural town in his country. In 2014, he entered the General Surgery service of the Manuel Ygnacio Monteros hospital as a resident. Subsequently, the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital in Havana-Cuba opened its doors for her postgraduate studies, here she developed great interest in pulmonary interventionism and at the age of 29 she obtained her degree in Pneumology and Physiology. In the path of pulmonary interventionism, he has completed a Higher Course in Advanced Chest Ultrasound, as well as multiple training courses in basic and advanced bronchoscopy.
Dr. Ruchi Dua
India

Dr Ruchi dua has pursued her post graduation from King George Medical College,Lucknow ,India in field of Pulmonary Medicine.She is currently engaged as faculty in Department of Pulmonary Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh,Uttarakhand,India since 2013 and currently working as Additional Professor since 2020. She has co-authored around 40 publications and won 2 awards for paper presentations at National conferences apart from felicitation of her work during Covid pandemic.Receiver of 2 state level and 1 national level extramural grant she has an active interest in pursuing research in field of respiratory medicine.Her interest areas include obstructive airway diseases,PFT,EBUS & bronchoscopy.Via this prestigious fellowship she aims to widen her horizons & strengthen Interventional Pulmonology services at her institute so as to improve standards of clinical care as well as teaching and training programs run by her department.
Dr. Melvy Apaza
Bolivia

Dr. Melvy Apaza Otazo, she was obtained the specialty of Pulmonary Medicine at the National Institute of Thorax of her country Bolivia in 2014 and since then she has completed multiple training and postgraduate courses in Interventional Pulmonology and thoracic ultrasound in her country as well as in Argentina, Colombia and Spain. She is the author of more than 10 publications in national and international journals and collaborator in the elaboration of national guidelines in Pulmonology. She has been an organizer of scientific events of Interventional Pulmonology in her country and was invited as an instructor of endoscopy in national and international congresses of Interventional Pulmonology for the Bolivian Society of Pneumology and the Latin American Association of Thorax. She currently works in the area of Interventional Pneumology of the Caja de Salud de la Banca Privada.
Dr. Shaun Maasdorp
South Africa

Dr Shaun Maasdorp was born and raised in Namibia, but pursued undergraduate and postgraduate medical studies at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He completed a Sub-specialization in Pulmonology in 2012 and is the current Head of Pulmonology at the University of the Free State and Universitas Academic Hospital in Bloemfontein. Dr Maasdorp is a council member of the South African Thoracic Society, is part of the editorial team of the African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine and was a member of the writing panel for a position statement on the management of bronchiectasis in South Africa. He has a keen interest in improving interventional pulmonology services in limited resource settings in South Africa.
2024

Dr. Hadi Mohammed Abdullah
Iraq

Dr Hadi lives in Sulaimani city, he completed his primary and secondary schools in same city. In 2000,he entered medical college of Sulaimani university, graduated in 2006-2007.He served as a resident doctor in same city and some rural areas for 3 years. In 2010-2011 he had been enrolled in Iraqi Board for medical specialities in the field of internal medicine, he has completed his board fellowship(FIBMS) IN 2015.In 2016 he has been enrolled in board of pulmonology, he completed the board in 2019. He was a teamleader of COVID-19 outbreak in his city. He has worked as a Pulmonologist for the last 5 years and has a deep interest in interventional pulmonology. He has multiple traning courses outside Iraq in the field of medical and interventional pulmonology. He currently works as head of departmemt of chest illnesses in his city and subspeciality pulmonology Board Supervisor. He works as a pulmonologiat in public and private FMC hospitals.
Dr. Nabila Zaheer
Pakistan

Dr Nabila Zaheer graduated from the National University of Science & Technology NUST Pakistan in 2009. She completed her post-graduation in Pulmonology from CPSP Karachi, Pakistan. She worked as a Consultant Pulmonologist after her post-graduation. She is currently working as Senior Registrar in a well-established Pulmonology Department at Mayo Hospital Lahore, Pakistan. Her department is equipped with Bronchoscope, Pleuroscope, PFTS, and Sleep Studies, DLCO, Ultrasound facility. She is actively involved in teaching Undergraduates & Postgraduates. She is also leading research activities in her department. She is a member of the Pakistan Chest Society and the European Respiratory Society. She is interested in Interventional Pulmonology fellowship to improve her skills and competency to incorporate it into her healthcare system.
Dr. Wan Jen Lye
Malaysia

Dr Wan Jen Lye graduated from the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2011. He subsequently obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physician, MRCP (UK) in 2016 and the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians FRCP (Glasgow) in 2023. He completed his subspeciality training in respiratory medicine under the Ministry of Health Malaysia in 2022. Currently he is the head of respiratory unit in Selayang Hospital, in which his role is to establish respiratory medicine services for the North Klang Valley Cluster hospitals as the lead hospital. He has published in international journals and currently is an active reviewer for the BMJ Case Reports. He plays a pivotal role in organizing both international pulmonology conferences and local scientific events. Dr Wan currently serves as an executive council member for the Malaysian Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (MABIP) and Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS). His passion is in the field of interventional pulmonology, lung cancer, central airway stenosis and severe asthma.
Dr. Jimmy Tanamas
Indonesia

Dr. Jimmy Tanamas graduated as an Internal Medicine Physician from Diponegoro University Semarang in 2019 and Medical Doctor degree from Sebelas Maret University Surakarta in 2012. Currently he serves in Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Internal Medicine Department, Kariadi General Hospital Medical Center in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Dr. Jimmy is a Fellow of Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine (PAPDI/ ISIM) and member of Indonesian Society of Respirology and Critical Care (PERPARI). He attended many national and international courses as well as workshops in Interventional Pulmonology field. He is also actively involved in Tuberculosis programs as Team Working Group of DR–TB in Central Java and Vice Chief of DS-TB in Kariadi Hospital. He has published in international and national journals in the field of pulmonology. His passion and interesting fields are Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer and Tuberculosis. His aim is to develop advance interventional pulmonology for diagnostic and treatment in Indonesia.