Dirk Jan Slebos

Title: Professor
Position: Head of Pulmonary Medicine
Organization: University Medical Center Groningen
Country: Netherlands

Professor of Pulmonary diseases & Interventional Bronchoscopy, and Head of the department of pulmonary diseases at the University Medical Center Groningen/NL, Dr. Slebos’ research deals with 1) invention and early adaption of medical devices for COPD, 2) advanced COPD imaging for precise phenotyping supporting new interventions, 3) as spin-off: innovative interventional pulmonology treatments for other lung diseases (mainly lung cancer and benign airway disease), and 4) translational research in COPD.
Curiosity, innovation, and improving unmet needs are a few of his personal drives to perform
research. The outreach of his team’s scientific clinical work has led to the implementation of new treatments for emphysema worldwide, such as the endobronchial valve- and coil treatments, which are currently guideline therapies.