Dr. Kaminski is an internationally renowned expert in genomics of lung disease, biomarker discovery and pulmonary fibrosis. He earned his medical degree at the Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Mount-Scopus University Hospital in Jerusalem, and a pulmonary fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Dr. Kaminski also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lung Biology Center at the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During this period, he also trained in functional genomics and microarray technology at the Functional Genomics Laboratory at Roche Bioscience, Palo-Alto, California, where he pioneered the application of gene expression arrays to chronic lung disease.
Dr. Kaminski was the head of Functional Genomics at Sheba Medical Center before being recruited in 2002 to head the Simmons Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored more than 100 papers, reviews and book chapters, is active in the American Thoracic Society as the editor of ³Gene Express², a column on genomics at the American Thoracic Society Website, and as a member and chair of the Society’s International Program Committee of the Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Dr. Kaminski is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Molecular cell Biology and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine.