Jean-Louis PEPIN, MD, PhD
Jean-Louis Pépin received his MD from Montpellier University, France (1987), where he was a Resident in Respiratory Medicine and obtained a Certificate of Specialist in Sleep Medicine (1987-1989). He then obtained a Master’s degree in Animal Biophysiology (option Neuroscience) from Claude Bernard University of Lyon (1990). He obtained his PhD in Biology (cardiovascular adaptations induced by chronic hypoxia) from Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, France and was a Visiting Professor at the Laboratory of Pulmonary Physiology of Harvard University in Boston, USA (1999). He achieved European certification in Sleep medicine in 2013. Jean-Louis Pépin has pursued his education, training and research focusing on clinical and translational research on the cardiovascular consequences associated with chronic and intermittent hypoxia, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic respiratory failure, and non-invasive ventilation. Jean-Louis Pépin is currently Professor of Clinical Physiology at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble and Medical Director of the regional home care system for chronic respiratory failure; Head of the HP2 Laboratory clinical research team (Inserm U1042; Hypoxia Pathophysiology: cardiovascular consequences of intermittent hypoxia), a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Joseph Fourier University where he holds a five-year Inserm Interface full time research contract. He is Head of the Clinic of Physiology, Sleep and Exercise department, Scientific Director of Clinical Research Administration and presides the Research Division at Grenoble University Hospital. He runs the French registry of sleep apnea (90,000 individuals) and is involved in the European sleep apnea database (ESADA). He is involved in several European and American Thoracic Society task forces. Jean-Louis Pépin is the co-author of 250 scientific publications (H-index=38). He is the former President of the French Sleep Research and Medicine Society, a member of the European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society; and Associate Editor of THORAX for the sleep medicine field.