Marc Miravitlles is a Chest Physician and Senior Researcher in the Department of Pneumology at the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Miravitlles serves on various medical committees and is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), where he served as Secretary from 1999 until 2003. Since 2006, he has been responsible, within SEPAR, for international relationships. Currently, he has been elected Chair of the Respiratory Infections Group of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and was a member of the ERS task force in the redaction of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society task force on outcomes of COPD (ERJ 2008). He has acted as a consultant for the development of the Spanish, Central American, Latin American, and Canadian guidelines on the management of exacerbations of COPD and has participated in the development of Spanish and Brazilian guidelines on the management of COPD. He serves as the Coordinator of the Spanish Registry of Patients with AAT deficiency and is the Spanish Representative for the Alpha-1 International Registry (AIR). His primary research interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, alpha-1-antitripsin deficiency, lung defense mechanisms, and respiratory infections.
Biography Updated on 24 March 2014