Dr Sundeep Salvi is the Director of the Chest Research Foundation, Pune, India, a state-of-the art research institute dedicated to research and education in the field of respiratory diseases, with a major focus on obstructive airways diseases. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, a Visiting Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD guide at the University of Pune. He has been actively involved in driving research in the field of obstructive airways disease and has contributed significantly to this. He has received several national and international awards and has published over 100 research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.