Dr. Don D. Sin is the Director of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) and a Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in COPD and the De Lazzari Family Chair at HLI. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and has an H-index of 90. He has served on the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) scientific committee since 2009 and is the Section Editor for the European Respiratory Journal and an editorial board member of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Alberta and completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Toronto. His research focus is using “omics” data to discover novel biomarkers of disease activity and new therapeutic targets to reduce hospitalization and mortality in patients with COPD.