Nicola A Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Director of the Asthma and COPD Clinical Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed his medical training at the University of Jordan followed by a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Hanania subsequently completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he later earned a master's degree in clinical investigation. His research interests focus on the pharmacology and management of asthma and COPD. Dr. Hanania has authored more than 200 peerreviewed papers, book chapters, editorials, and reviews on these topics. He is a Principal Investigator for the American Lung Association Airway Clinical Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine as well as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in several clinical trials in asthma and COPD. As a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), he has served on the Board of Regents and as Chair of the Pulmonary, Airways Networks, and Council of Networks. He is a member of the Health Policy Committee of the American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Hanania has received multiple awards including the ACCP's Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health, ACCP Humanitarian Award, Career Investigator Award (K23) from the NIH, Fulbright and Jaworski's Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Medicine at Baylor.