Roland Buhl is Professor of Medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and Head of the Pulmonary Department at Mainz University Hospital, Germany. After qualifying in medicine and obtaining his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Heidelberg, Professor Buhl started his professional career at the Pulmonary Hospital in Berlin and then joined the Pulmonary Department at Frankfurt University Hospital, Germany. In addition, he spent several years as a Research Fellow of the International Molecular Medicine Foundation at the Pulmonary Branch of the National Institute of Health, USA.
Professor Buhl’s research and main clinical interests focus on the pharmacology and management of chronic obstructive airway diseases, in particular severe and difficult asthma. He is a member of the GINA Science Committee, currently Chair of the German Asthma Guideline Committee and a member of the German Immunotherapy and COPD Guideline Committees. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, editorials and reviews on these topics and is actively involved in clinical trials investigating novel treatments.
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