About the Author
Pierre Baldeyrou was born in 1949. He completed his medical studies in Amiens and then Paris. In 1972 he specialized in Pulmonology and Bronchial Endoscopy. He learned the rigid bronchoscopy techniques from Dr. J.M. Lemoine in Clamart and Cre'teil, and from Dr. Oustrie`res at Tenon Hospital between 1973 and 1975. In 1975, he started a very long collaboration with the department of Prof. Pariente in Clamart and later at Beaujon and Bichat Hospitals (subsequently with his successors, Prof. Fournier and Prof. Mal). In late 1975, he joined the Department of thoracic Surgery of Prof. J. Aigueperse and Prof. G. Lemoine of CMC (Medical Surgical Center) in Porte de Choisy. In 1980, he became a consultant in Pulmonology and interventional bronchoscopy at Gustave Roussy Oncology Institute in Villejuif. Later, he continued his collaboration in thoracic surgery with Dr. Bisson, followed by a professional growth at Marie Lannelongue hospital with Prof. Dartevelle and Prof. Fadel. His publications and collaborations focused on pulmonology, thoracic surgery, diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, endobronchial brachytherapy, and treatments of lung cancer. Throughout his professional life, he taught young pulmonologists the various endoscopic techniques and the bases of bronchial semiology; this work is the result of experience accumulated of more than 40 years of reflection and practice. Dr. Hanna graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Medicine of Cairo University with a Bachelor Degree in Medicine. He completed his master's degree in Pulmonary Medicine from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, to join the Chest Department at Dar Al Fouad Hospital of Egypt in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic of the United States. In 2015 he moved to Paris to join the Cardiothoracic and Lung Transplantation team of Marie Lannelongue Hospital, where he developed his great interest in the field of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Oncology, and Lung Transplantation. Formed and trained under the supervision of Dr. Baldeyrou, in a relevantly short period of time, he was able to assist and perform thousands of bronchoscopies (flexible, rigid bronchoscopy, as well as endobronchial echoendoscopy), culminated in his excellence in the field of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine. He is currently conducting his PhD thesis, a collaborative research between Cairo University and Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue. Dr. Crutu graduated in 2004 from "CAROL DAVILA" Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, with a Bachelor Degree in Medicine. He started his pulmonary residency program at "MARIUS NASTA" Pulmonology Institute in Bucharest, Romania, under the guidance of Prof. Miron Bogdan. He continued his pulmonary residency program in Brest, France, at CHU La Cavale Blanche in the pulmonary unit of Prof. Christophe Leroyer. He obtained his master's degree in Pulmonary Medicine in 2010 at "MARIUS NASTA" Pulmonology Institute in Bucharest, Romania. The European Diploma in Pulmonary Medicine obtained in 2011 after the European Respiratory Society HERMES Examination confirmed the quality and the level of his competence in respiratory medicine. From 2010 he is one of the pulmonologists of the Thoracic Surgery and Cardio-pulmonary Transplantation Department at Marie Lannelongue Hospital in Le Plessis-Robinson, France, working closely with thoracic surgeons under the guidance of Prof. Philippe Dartevelle and Prof. Elie Fadel. Working closely from 2011 with Dr. Pierre Baldeyrou permitted himto achieve a level of excellence in the field of interventional pulmonology. He has a constant interest for interventional pulmonology, thoracic oncology, and pulmonary transplantation, and he completed postgraduated formations related to these topics. He is currently committed in developing different research projects in the field of interventional pulmonology.