Dr. Gabriel Haddad received his medical education and initial medical training at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, followed by additional training at University of Texas in Houston. He then moved to Columbia University in New York to do his fellowship before joining the faculty in 1978. After 13 years on the faculty of Columbia University, he was recruited to be the Division Chief of Respiratory Medicine at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital, where he was also the Chief of the Respiratory Service. After 14 years at Yale and Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Haddad moved to Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and subsequently to University of California-San Diego (UCSD) where he is the Chair of Pediatrics and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego where he is the Physician-in-Chief and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Haddad leads a laboratory and has been funded by the NIH for the past 3 decades consistently. His laboratory is focused on the mechanisms of hypoxic cell injury or tolerance and his studies have ranged from invertebrates to humans.