Who we are

About xlung

The Xlung platform provides virtual simulation and teaching material about respiratory support, from physiology to mechanical ventilation. It was designed by pulmonologist and critical care specialist Dr. Marcelo Alcantara Holanda, MD, Ph.D.

Our Mission

Promote respiratory support and mechanical ventilation training excellence through digital solutions with simulation, quality content, and network learning.

Our Vision

A world with patients receiving the best respiratory support available based on deep knowledge, technology, and humanity.


  • Prof Marcelo Alcantara Holanda

    Idealizer, Director of xlung, Pneumologist and critical care specialist

Prof Marcelo Alcantara Holanda graduated in Medicine at the Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1991. He is a pulmonologist and critical care specialist since 1996, after he finished his fellowship at the Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP- Brazil. He got his PhD in Medicine at the same institution in 1998. He is now an associate professor of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at the Federal University of Ceará and he is the head of the Respiration Laboratory (Resplab). He also works in private practice being Pulmonologist at the Pulmocenter Institute. He has long experience in teaching mechanical ventilation for more than 20 years. He also has experience in clinical practice by assisting mechanically ventilated and complex patients, either in the ICU or in home ventilation. The xlung platform was created and founded by him in 2012.


  • Andrea Carvalho

    Respiratory Therapist And Administrative Director

  • Davi Mota Alcantara

    Doctor, Partner and Consultant

  • Betina Tomaz

    Respiratory Therapist and Xlung Consultant

  • Renata Vasconcelos

    Intensivist Physiotherapist and Xlung Consultant

  • Beatriz Xavier

    Legal Consultant

  • Raul Alvarenga

    Management and Administrative Support

  • Thiago Santana Batista

    Systems Analyst, Consultant and Developer

  • Victor Magalhães

    Systems Analyst, Consultant and Developer

  • Yuri Lobato Pequeno

    Designer and Web Designer