Who we are

PATS is a respiratory society made up of healthcare professionals from across the continent and beyond. Formed in 2003, we now have 990 members from 53 countries.  

PATS aims to promote lung health in Africa, the continent most afflicted by morbidity and death from respiratory diseases, by promoting education, research, advocacy, optimal care and the development of African capacity to address respiratory challenges in the continent. 

We continuously partner with other regional and international respiratory organisations in global efforts to improve lung health.

PATS is overseen by an Executive Committee with members who are influential in the field of African thoracic medicine.



Doctor Joseph Aluoch

Doctor Joseph Aluoch

Vice President Anglophone

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Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou

Vice President Francophone

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Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pearson

Co-opted member (Journal)

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Doctor Kevin Mortimer

Doctor Kevin Mortimer

Co-opted member (PATS MECOR)

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Ali Ben Kheder

Immediate Past President (ex-officio)

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Evans Amukoye

Co-opted member (Journal)

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Gregory Erhabor

Co-opted member (Journal)

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