Dr Peters is an Australian Thoracic Physician by training with a passion for the prevention and better treatment of lung cancer and for improvement in the care and support of people living with lung cancer. He is Chair of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, an international alliance of charities that share the same aims. Dr Peters received his MD qualification from Sydney University in 1991. He then moved on to become Senior Staff Specialist and Head of Thoracic Medicine Department at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Dr Peters is also Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University.