Rising stars


2nd World Bronchiectasis Conference Rising Stars will be “presented” here in late June.

Athanazio Rodrigo

Rodrigo Athanazio graduated in Medical School in 2005 and followed specialization in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology. In 2010, started a fellowship in obstructive lung diseases in the Heart Institute (InCor) of the University of São Paulo – Brazil. After 2 years, he was admitted as a medical and research assistant of the University of São Paulo with special interest in airway diseases, mainly bronchiectasis, adult cystic fibrosis and severe asthma. In 2016, he received his PhD degree and continued to play his role in the academic field with new projects focusing mainly on the behavior of pulmonary function, small airways involvement and rehabilitation in obstructive lung diseases including bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.
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Anna Mulholland

Dr Anna Mulholland is an Advanced Trainee in Paediatric Respiratory and General Paediatric medicine. She is currently a Paediatric Respiratory Fellow training at the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. She has also spent time during her training in Australia and provincial New Zealand. She developed an interest in respiratory paediatrics after experiencing the prevalence and severity of acute and chronic respiratory disease in New Zealand. Her current research involves the study of the airway microbiome in children with acute respiratory infections such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia and in children with non-CF bronchiectasis.
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Guillermo Suarez-Cuartin M.D.

Guillermo Suarez-Cuartin M.D. is a consultant of the respiratory department at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his clinical training in respiratory medicine he has been involved in translational research of respiratory infections, mainly focused on bronchiectasis patients. He is currently finishing his PhD at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona on the topic of new diagnostic methods for Pseudomonas aeruginosa airway colonization in bronchiectasis. He has been awarded with fellowship awards from the Catalan and Spanish Respiratory Societies (SOCAP and SEPAR), and is the author of international peer-reviewed papers.
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Dejan Radovanovic

“Dejan Radovanovic is a fellow of the School of Respiratory Diseases of the University of Milan (Italy). His main research interests include lung pahophysiology and mechanics, heart-lung interaction, pulmonary pharmacology and respiratory muscles. He authored and co-authored several papers on national and international peer-reviewed journals, together with book chapters and reviews. He serves also as reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals”.