Dr. Michael Stickland obtained his PhD at the University of Alberta and conducted postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a Professor in the Pulmonary Division of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He is the Director of the G. F. MacDonald Centre for Lung Health, which delivers the primary pulmonary rehabilitation program in Edmonton. He is also the Scientific Director for the Respiratory Section of the Alberta Health Services Medicine Strategic Clinical Network. Dr. Stickland’s research interests include developing clinical innovations to improve the delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation, understanding exercise intolerance in patients with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, and examining the cardiovascular consequences of chronic lung disease. His research is funded by the: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Respiratory Research Network, Canadian Foundation of Innovation, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, and the Lung Association of Alberta.