Dr. Alim Hirji is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He received his Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University, completed his internal medicine training at the University of Toronto and his pulmonary medicine fellowship through the University of British Columbia. He completed a fellowship in lung transplantation in the Toronto Lung Transplant Program and has a Masters in Epidemiology through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His clinical practice includes lung transplantation, general pulmonary medicine, and interventional bronchoscopy. He is the current chair of the lung section for the Canadian Society of Transplantation.