Erik Folch, MD, MSc, was born and raised in Mexico City. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Masters of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University. He trained in Internal Medicine at Emory University, and Pulmonary, Critical Care, Interventional Pulmonary at Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the Chief of the Complex Chest Disease Center and Co-Director of IP at Massachusetts General Hospital and has authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles. He has experience in designing clinical trials and has let multi-center clinical trials in advanced bronchoscopy.