Michael Simoff has been a senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital for more than 20 years. He is the past Director of the Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Laboratories as well as the Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs throughout our system. He has been practicing interventional pulmonology for his entire career and currently he is the Director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology, as well as Director of Lung Cancer Screening for HFHS. The airway therapeutic program is the busiest in the United States. He is actively involved in new technology development and applied and translational research.
Jan De Backer graduated from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands as aerospace engineer. He attained an MSc degree in aerodynamics and specialized in applied biomedical computational fluid dynamics leading to a PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is an alumnus of the MBA programs at London Business School, London and Columbia Business School, New York. De Backer has received several awards for his innovative research in the field of airway modeling in respiratory and sleep medicine. His work has been published in international journals. De Backer founded FLUIDDA in 2005 and he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since 2007.
Dr. Mina is Director of the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program, and Section Chief for Pulmonary Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Mina is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Zucker Scholl of Medicine at Hosfstra. He is a key faculty member in the department of Internal Medicine and Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program. Dr. Mina is a graduate of Medical School, Alexandria University. He finished his Critical Care fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in New York. Other degrees include European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine, and Diploma of Tropical Diseases, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. Main Research interest include noninvasive ventilation, thromboembolic disease, and COPD. His research experiences include multiple presentations, publication of abstracts, papers, and book chapters that address different topics of pulmonary and critical care medicine.