Professor Mostafa Ghanei, MD, was born in 1962 in Esfahan, Iran. He obtained his PhD in medicine in 1988, and obtained his specialty certification in internal medicine in 1993 from Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran. He has been practicing as a pulmonologist since 1997. He is now Vice Chancellor in Research of Ministry of Health of Iran and Head of Research Center of Chemical Injuries, Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University, Tehran, Iran. Additionally, he is a member of the European Respiratory Society, Iranian Lung Society, Iranian Executive Board of Lung Society, National Board Exam in Respiratory Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and American Thoracic Society. He has many articles in the field of basic and clinical aspects of respiratory diseases, and is one of the most distinguished researchers in the field of chemical inhalation toxicology.