Ferran Barbé received his degree in medicine in 1985 and his PhD
in 1999 from the University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). He
followed a training programme in respiratory medicine at the
Hospital de Bellvitge (Barcelona, Spain). In 1992, he received the
Diplome D’Universite in Sleep Physiology from the University
René Descartes (Paris, France). He was the Director of the Sleep
Unit at the Son Dureta University Hospital (Palma de Mallorca,
Spain) for 14 years. In 2005, he moved to Lleida (Spain) as Head
of the Respiratory Department at the Arnau de Vilanova
University Hospital and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the
University of Lleida. He achieved his European certification in
sleep medicine in 2013. Since May 2014 he has been the Director
of the Biomedical Research Networking Center Consortium for
Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES, Madrid, Spain).
Ferran Barbé’s work focusses on sleep apnoea and CVDs. His
research aims to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis
of the cardiovascular consequences for sleep apnoea patients, and
to evaluate new diagnostic and therapeutic options in such patients.
Ferran Barbé has had 150 papers published in peer-reviewed
journals; these papers have received over 3300 citations. His
H-index is 31. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board
for Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
Jean-Louis Pépin received his medical doctorate from
Montpellier University (Montpellier, France) in 1987. He was a
resident in respiratory medicine at Montpellier University and
obtained his certificate as a specialist in sleep medicine during
1987–1989. In 1990, he obtained a Master’s Degree in animal
biophysiology (neuroscience) from Claude Bernard University of
Lyon (Villeurbanne, France). He gained his PhD in biology
(cardiovascular adaptations induced by chronic hypoxia) from
Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble, France) and was a visiting
professor at the Laboratory of Pulmonary Physiology of Harvard
University in 1999 (Boston, MA, USA). He achieved his
European certification in sleep medicine in 2013.
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