Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko – MD, PhD

Professor Chorostowska-Wynimko is a Professor of Medicine, Head of the Department of Genetics and Clinical Immunology and a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at the National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NITLD) in Warsaw, Poland. She is the current Secretary General of the European Respiratory Society (2019-2022). Professor Chorostowska-Wynimko received training as a post-doctoral researcher at Department of Physiology and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Ohio (2001–2002), and at the Urology Research Center, Medical University of Toledo (2009). She has also received Board certification in Laboratory Immunodiagnostics (2011), Respiratory Diseases (2001), and Internal Medicine (1997). Professor Chorostowska-Wynimko is widely published with over 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is a principal investigator and coordinator on many clinical studies and scientific programs. Professor Chorostowska-Wynimko’s clinical interest is mostly devoted to molecular diagnostic of lung cancer (ctDNA, liquid biopsy, novel biomarkers) as well as COPD and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. She is a coordinator of the National Expert Group for Lung Cancer, member of the Medical Steering Committee and leaf of the Cross-Border Care Committee of the European Reference Network-LUNG. coordinator of the Central-Eastern European Alpha-1 Network, coordinator of the National Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Registry, and head of the Polish Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Diagnostic Lab.