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Membership & Community

As a CHEST member, you’re part of a strong network of clinicians representing every profession and experience level in chest medicine. With us, you can develop personal and professional connections, cultivate your leadership skills, advocate for policies that improve access to health, and advance your career.



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Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP

Read the latest column from CHEST President

In a recent CHEST Physician® article, CHEST President, Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, highlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary team. "In my experience, I have seen tremendous success in partnering with and complementing each other, rather than competing for space when caring for a patient," Dr. Buckley wrote.


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CHEST backs congressional resolution in support of DEI

CHEST has joined several medical associations in endorsing a congressional resolution from Representative Joyce Beatty stressing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in medical education.


Hassan Bencheqroun, MD, FCCP; Andres Mora Carpio, MD; and Luis Sanchez-Ato, MD

Donor-funded grants support early career clinicians

Luis Sanchez-Ato, MD, and Andres Mora Carpio, MD, attended CHEST 2023 and were each paired with a mentor as CHEST Travel Grant awardees. Learn about how these grants impacted their careers.


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Severe early life respiratory infections heighten pediatric OSA risk

Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) during the first 2 years of life increase the risk of pediatric OSA. In a CHEST Physician® article, Pediatric Chest Medicine Section Fellow-in-Training, Agnes Montgomery, MD, highlights a study analyzing if this OSA risk varies by LRTI severity.


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Electrical impedance tomography: Visualization and integration of the impact of mechanical ventilation

In a CHEST Physician® article, Mechanical Ventilation and Airways Management Section Member-at-Large, Akram M. Zaaqoq, MD, MPH, spotlights how electrical impedance tomography can be used to provide a personalized approach to determining the optimum ventilatory settings based on individual patient conditions.


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Do you have a great idea?

If you’re as passionate about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine as we are, you’re probably bursting with ideas on how we can advance those fields. Maybe you want to create a new practice tool or a different educational approach, or perhaps you want to create a patient resource. Let us know what you’re thinking, and we’ll see if we can get it off the ground together.


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Advance your career. Become an FCCP.

When you become an FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians), you play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine while enjoying the prestige of being associated with a distinctive group of chest medicine professionals.

“I have found being an FCCP to be rewarding on a personal level, as well as a professional level. It has provided me with connections to colleagues nationally and internationally, and it has opened the door to leadership opportunities.”

– Thomas Van der Kloot, MD, FCCP