Vincent Cottin, MD PhD, Respiratory Medicine

National Reference Centre for Rare Pulmonary Diseases, Louis Pradel University Hospital and Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France

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Professor Vincent Cottin is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and coordinator of the National Reference Centre for Rare Pulmonary Diseases at the Louis Pradel Hospital and the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 in Lyon, France. The center coordinated by Pr Cottin has pioneered the clinical care and research of patients with rare and so-called orphan lung diseases for many years, and has set up a network of 21 expert centres throughout France. The center has recently been recognised as the only center in France to be part of the European Reference Center network for interstitial lung disease (ERN-Lung, ILD).

Professor Cottin’s research interests include rare ‘orphan’ pulmonary diseases, including lymphangiomeiomyomatosis, idiopathic interstitial pneumonias and especially idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. More specifically, he has contributed to characterise and individualise the syndrome of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. He is an Investigator and member of the Steering Committee, or Data Safety Monitoring Board, of many clinical trials on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and is conducting personal research on combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema.

Professor Cottin has served as elected Head of the Clinical Assembly from 2009 to 2012. He has been Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Review, and is currently Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal. He has recently edited a book on orphan lung diseases.

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Modification date: 26 April 2023 | Publication date: 10 January 2018 | By: C Leroux