Dr. Els de Gussem is an Assistant Professor of Pulmonology at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Her interest in HHT was sparked during her Pulmonology residency in the St Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, which is the Dutch HHT Centre. During this residency she had the opportunity to do a one-year fellowship at the Toronto HHT Centre under the guidance of Dr. Marie Faughnan. She was recruited as a Pulmonologist to Winnipeg, Manitoba, 12 years ago and she developed the Winnipeg HHT Centre of Excellence with Dr. Siuchan Sookhoo. Besides a strong interest in HHT, she loves to play the cello and to spend time with her family at their cabin at one of the many beautiful Canadian lakes.