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Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

Don D. Sin is the Divisional Head of Respiratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in COPD and a Professor of Medicine at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He serves on the international GOLD scientific committee for COPD (2009–present). In 2014, he was ranked as the top COPD expert in North America and 2nd in the world by Expertscape.com.

His research focus is using “omics” data to discover novel biomarkers of disease activity and new therapeutic targets to reduce hospitalisation and mortality in patients with COPD. He has published over 370 peer-reviewed articles and is an editorial board member of several respiratory journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Thorax, Journal of COPD Foundation and European Respiratory Journal.

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