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Robert Naeije, MD, PhD, aged 69, is currently Professor Emeritus at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB) and Consultant at the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic of the Department of Cardiology of the Erasme University Hospital, Brussels.

Dr Naeije got his MD in 1973 and specialized in Internal Medicine. From 1978 to 1996 Dr Naeije was active as a critical care physician. In 1996, he took the Chair of Pathophysiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the ULB and founded a Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at the Erasme University Hospital.

Dr Naeije has published extensively about the pulmonary circulation, gas exchange, right ventricular function and exercise, with a total of 54 chapters in books and 434 papers covering a range of topics, from cell and molecular biological aspects, mathematical modeling, integrative physiology and clinical studies.

Dr Naeije has served as secretary of the working group on the Right Ventricle of the European Society of Cardiology in the 1980’s and was Chairman of the Pulmonary Circulation group of the European Respiratory Society in the 1990’s. He has been member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and is currently Associate Editor at the European Respiratory Journal.

Dr Naeije has participated actively to the World Symposiums on Pulmonary Hypertension held successively in 1998 (Evian), 2003 (Venice), 1998 (Dana Point) and in 2013 and 2018 (Nice).

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