Lionel Donato is a hospital practicioner specialized in pediatric pulmonology at Strasbourg University Hospital, France. He as particular expertise in the area of pediatric bronchoscopy including interventional procedures in partnership with intensivists, anesthesiologists, ENT, thoracic and cardiac surgeons. He has been teaching the art of bronchoscopy at the French Inter-University Diploma of Pediatric Pulmonolgy and training graduate students or postdoctoral fellows on a regular basis. He helded position of pediatric expert in the Jean-Marie Dumon's International Bronchoscopy Course, as he does now in the French Endoscopy Group (GELF). He gives lectures on the subject in various scientific societies, and participates in books and publications. He contributes to an international cooperation program in Viêt Nam, where he has played an active role in the creation of several pediatric bronchoscopy units (Hanoi National Hospital of Pediatrics, HCM Children's Hospital 1).