Meet the Host
Dr. Pedro is Vice President, Medical Director of Vyaire Medical in Illinois. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and previously was the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Revolutionary Medical Devices, which focused on breathing solutions and Vyaire acquired in 2017. A graduate of Brown University, he earned his medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology, including serving as chief resident, at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the New York State Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Franssen is the interim medical director of CIRO in Horn, the Netherlands, which specializes in treating people with chronic lung diseases such as COPD and asthma, heart failure or sleep-related respiratory distress. He also is a clinical researcher as part of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and a pulmonologist at CIRO and at the Maastricht University Medical Centre. A Fellow of the European Respiratory Society, he also is a member of the Lancet COPD Commission, the American Thoracic Society, and the Professional Advisory Committee of the European Lung Foundation. He has been a reviewer for more than 30 peer-reviewed journals and is coauthor of more than 150 peer-review articles. He received his medical, master of health sciences and doctoral degrees from Maastricht University.
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