Dr. Smaldone is a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering at New York University School of Engineering in 1969. In 1975, he completed a combined M.D., Ph.D. Program under the tutelage of Edward H. Bergofsky, M.D. at New York University School of Medicine. His thesis was in pulmonary mechanics. Dr. Smaldone received his clinical training as an intern and resident in the medicine program at The University of Rochester, New York, Strong Memorial Hospital. Between 1977 and 1980 he completed fellowships in Pulmonary Medicine and Environmental Physiology at The Johns Hopkins University. Since 1980, he has been at Stony Brook as a member of the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division, Department of Medicine. In 1996 he became Division Head. His research activities include a long-standing interest in pulmonary mechanics, the use of aerosols as special tools to study respiratory behavior and the development of better techniques for aerosolized drug delivery. Presently, he is actively involved in multiple projects utilizing monodisperse and polydisperse aerosols directed towards the study of inflammatory airway disease, airway geometry and drug delivery. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Smaldone actively practices at University Hospital. He specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Aerosol Medicine.