Leonardo Fabbri is a Professor of respiratory medicine, Director of the Section of Respiratory Diseases and of the Department of Oncology, Hematology, and Respiratory Diseases of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. He received a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Padua, Padua, Italy, on 1972 (110/110 summa cum laude), Board in Occupational Medicine from the University of Padua, on 1975 (70/70 summa cum laude), and Board on Respiratory Medicine from the University of Bologna, Bologna , Italy, on 1978 (70/70 summa cum laude). He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Respiratory Diseases of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, and at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He also served as a Chief Editor of European Respiratory Review and European Respiratory Monographs and an Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is currently a Member of the Editorial Board of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. He has been Chairman and is still a Member of Scientific Committee of Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) that produces the international guidelines for COPD and comorbidities. He was President of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2008-2009. His research interests focus on asthma and COPD and more recently on complex chronic comorbidities of COPD. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Biography Updated on 1 January 2013