Dr. Joshua Wald trained in respirology at McMaster University and completed a fellowship at the Montreal Chest Institute in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic disease management before returning to McMaster to begin his clinical practice at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Josephs Hospital in Hamilton where he leads the inpatient COPD service and helped found a COPD post-discharge clinic. He is a member of the Canadian Thoracic Society assembly on COPD steering committee. His clinical and research interests are focused on pulmonary rehabilitation and the comprehensive care of patients with COPD.