International Faculty Guests

Prof. Bulent Karadag


born in 1968 at Kilis and was graduated from Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1992.

He educated in Pediatrics at Zeynep Kamil Children’s Hospital, Istanbul between 1992-1997. He received ERS Training Fellowship and worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital, UK in 1994-5. In 2005, Dr Karadag received ERS Research Fellowship Award and worked at the Munich University Division of  Pediatric Allergy. He has been working as professor of pediatrics and as the Head of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Marmara University since 2011. Dr Karadag has been elected as the Chair of the Epidemiology of Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases of ERS in 2015. He has been the Foreign Relations Chair of the Turkish Thoracic Society Executive Committee since 2014.

Prof. Emmanuel Roilides


Professor of Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases in Aristotle University.

He received his medical and doctor of philosophy degrees in 1979 and 1988, respectively, from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece, and worked from 1986 to 1992 at the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and National Cancer Institute) in Bethesda MD, USA. Since 1993, he has been a faculty member in the Aristotle University School of Medicine. He founded the Research Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in the Third Department of Paediatrics at Aristotle University in 1993. Currently he is Associate Editor for Clinical Microbiology and Infection and a member of many national and international scientific organisations. He has been Secretary General of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology, and has become a Fellow of Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters of which more than 250 are cited in PUBMED, and he regularly reviews articles for national and international biomedical journals. In addition, he has reviewed a great number of research proposals for funding from European Commission and various different national organisations. He has coordinated a European Commission–funded multinational research network and several Hellenic Ministry–funded research networks. He is currently partner of two multinational consortia funded by EC. He also participates or currently conducts several multicenter  or multinational studies.

Prof. Fabio Midulla



1980 graduated magna cum laude, discussing the thesis on “Epidemiology of adenovirus infection in children coming from the Roman surroundings”. Sapienza University of Rome

1984 Pediatrics. Sapienza University of Rome with 70/70 cum laude 

1988 “Lung physiology in children” Sapienza University of Rome

Italian Society for Respiratory Diseases in Children (SIMRI)
Interdisciplinary Group of Interventional Pediatric Respiratory Endoscopy
American Thoracic Respiratory Society (ATS)
European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Prof. Jonathan Grigg


Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine Deputy Director, Blizard Institute.

1980                        BS. with First Class Honours in Basic Medical Sciences
1982                        MB BS (London)
1986                        Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
1994                        MD (London University)
1998                        Certification for Subspecialist in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and in Neonatology
1999                        Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

1993                        ERS Annual Award for Paediatric Respiratory Research in Europe,
1994                        Scadding-Morriston Davies Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine
1999                        Wellcome Trust Travel Award to Baylor College of Medicine.
2004                        Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath, Heinz Travelling Fellowship
2007                        The ERS Occupation & Epidemiology Best Paper Annual Award for 2007
2013                        The Times Top 100 Children’s Doctors

Prof. Kostas Douros


Graduated in 1989 from Medical School of Patras University, Greece. He was trained and then practiced for some years as a general paediatrician in teaching hospitals of the metropolitan Athens area  in Greece. In the last 10 years his clinical practice has been focused in paediatric allergy and pulmonology and he now works in the 3rd Paediatric Dept. of Athens University, in Attikon Hospital, as consultant in paediatric allergy and pulmonology.  He runs two busy clinics for children with general allergy and respiratory problems, and a small CF clinic. He has also been actively involved in the development and operation of the sole national referral center for primary ciliary dyskinesia. Five years ago, he spent a year in UK where he served as  paediatric respiratory consultant in Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He has taken the Certificate of Excellence in Allergy and Immunology (EAACI) and the European Diploma in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine (ERS). He also holds a MSc in Biostatistics. He has more than 40 publications in international journals. His main research interest is protracted bacterial bronchitis.

Prof. Joseph El Mir


Doctor of Physiotherapy, Head of Respiratory care unit, SESOBEL, Beirut, Lebanon 

Lecturer at Physiotherapy Institute, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Prof. Lolo Doull


Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Specialist Cystic Fibrosis Centre Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff

Prof. Mattias Griese


Pediatrician, Pulmonologist, Allergologist, Neontologist; Director Pediatric Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis.

Professor of Pediatrics, Childrens´ Hospital, University of Munich. Special interest in rare parenchmy lung diseases and surfactant disorders.

Matthias Griese was born in Lennestadt, Germany on June 24, 1958. He studied Medicine in Bochum and Aachen, was trained in Pediatrics, was postdoc fellow at Yale University, New Haven, USA, worked as Senior Resident in Neonatolgy and Pediatrics, University of Munich, was worked since 1991 at Hauner Childrens´Hospital, University of Munich. He was trained in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at Munich Childrens´Hospital and Centre Hospitaleer Lyon-Sud, France. Since 1993 he is head of Pulmology, Cystic Fibrosis and Rare Lung Disease Center at the University of Munich. In 2000 he was appointed Professor of Pediatrics.

He has received several awards for his achievements in Respirology, including the Johannes Wenner Award 1993, the Curt Dehner Award 1996, the Windorfer Award 2005 and 2014, and the ERS award for rare pulmonary diseases in 2014. His research is focused on clinical and translational studie on the genetic and biochemical causes, and diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in children with rare lung diseases. His special focus is on diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLD/ILD) and pulomonary alveolar proteinosis. His life-long carrer is devoted rare lung diseases with >200 pubmed publications in this area. Matthias Griese has initiated and realised the pediatric lung register for rare lung diseases foundation which holds research projects such as the European Management Platform for Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (FP7-305653-chILD-EU). Matthias Griese was supervisor and teacher of many MD and PhD students, was invited speaker at numerous (inter)national medical/scientific congresses and meetings, and is committed to the Society for Pediatric Pneumology, international respiratory socienties and serves on several editorial boards of respiratory journals.

Prof. Samya Nasr


Graduated from Ain Shams University in 1976.  Completed rotating internship in 1978.  Did residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA.  Completed fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology in 1991 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.  Currently, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Also, Cystic Fibrosis Center Director, and Certified Clinical Investigator.  A Member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Center Care Committee. A board member of the American Thoracic Society, member of the American Thoracic Society Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Council Chapter Representatives.  Established “Visiting Scholar Program” with the Chest Unit at Cairo University, New Children’s Hospital.  Cairo, EGYPT since 1999. 

She conducted research and published widely in the areas of Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiolitis and Asthma.  She presented her work nationally and internationally.

Prof. Thomas Nicolai


Study and training at LMU University of Munich, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth

Since 1991           Consultant and head of the pediatric ICU of the University

                              childrens hospital in Munich

Since 1994           Head of pediatric bronchoscopy unit

                              Consultant for the Pediatric Pulmonary medicine department

1994                      Consultant for the organization of pediatric intensive care

                               training to the Bavarian medical chamber

27.3.2001               Professor of Pediatrics

Since 2001           Deputy Director, Univ. Kinderklinik München