• Kai-Michael Beeh

Founder and Medical Director of insaf Respiratory Research Institute, Wiesbaden, Germany

Dr Beeh was born in 1971, in Cuxhaven, Germany. After studies in Medicine and Art History in Frankfurt, Germany, he was clinically trained at Mainz University Hospital from 1997 to 2004. He performed basic research studies on lung inflammation at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK in 2000, and received board certifications in Internal Medicine (2003) and Pulmonary Medicine (2004).

In 2004, he founded the insaf Respiratory Research Institute in Wiesbaden, a privately owned clinical research facility, where he also holds the position of Medical Director. After receiving the venia legendi for Internal Medicine from the medical faculty of the University of Mainz, Germany in 2004, he also serves as external lecturer (‘Privatdozent’/adjunct Professor) at Mainz University Hospital. Dr Beeh has designed and conducted more than 100 clinical trials in asthma, COPD and allergy, acting as Principal or Coordinating Investigator. In 2009, he founded AEREON Consulting, a clinical service company, located in Wiesbaden, Germany. Dr Beeh further received a degree in healthcare “Market Access Management” from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, in 2015.

He is Editor of Pulmonary Therapy, Associate Editor of Advances in Therapy and has published or co-authored over 85 peer-reviewed articles on pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of chronic airway diseases, including two publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has also edited and co-authored a textbook on COPD exacerbations in 2014, and reviews scientific articles for biomedical journals such as the European Respiratory Journal, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and others. Dr Beeh is a member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), German Society of Pneumology (DGP), German Society for Market Access (DFGMA) and Association of German Allergists (ÄDA).