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CHEST Guidelines

Rigorous, authoritative, and evidence-based—that’s how clinicians around the world describe our guidelines. We develop trustworthy recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of chest disease states that help clinicians provide exceptional patient care.

Through a highly regarded systematic review process, our panels of expert stakeholders evaluate relevant evidence and produce multidisciplinary guidelines that help clinicians respond to today’s challenges and improve patient health outcomes.

Antithrombotic Therapy in COVID-19

Antithrombotic Therapy in COVID-19 | June 2023

This guideline provides recommendations for managing four arterial (pro)thrombotic medical conditions in patients with COVID-19 and assessing the risks and benefits of additional medication.


Respiratory Management of Patients With Neuromuscular Weakness | March 2023

Our panel of experts has provided guidelines for mouthpiece ventilation, transition to home mechanical ventilation, salivary secretion management, and airway clearance therapies in patients with neuromuscular diseases.


Our guidelines by topic area

CHEST's areas of focus are carefully chosen and center on the subspecialties and disease states where we can make the biggest difference in helping clinicians provide evidence-based patient care.

Learn how our guidelines are created

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Review our submission and development process

Every year, we accept proposals for new, high-quality guidelines during our call for topic submissions. The members of our guideline panels utilize a rigorous, evidence-based approach to identifying and synthesizing relevant literature, which is used to produce trustworthy clinical recommendations. We’re proud that our guidelines meet the highest standards in guideline development established by the National Academy of Medicine.

Partner with CHEST

We work with other medical societies and outside organizations to develop and distribute guidelines that align with our topic areas. Reach out if you’re interested in collaborating on a guideline or if you’d like to request an endorsement or review.



Lisa Moores, MD, FCCP

Lisa Moores, MD, FCCP


Akram Khan, MD, FCCP

Akram Khan, MD, FCCP


Kevin O’Neil, MD, MHA, FCCP

Kevin O’Neil, MD, MHA, FCCP

Ex-Officio and Guidelines Dissemination/Implementation Liaison

Bathmapriya (Priya) Balakrishnan, MD, FCCP

Shari Brosnahan, MD

Rodrigo Cavallazzi, MD

Abigail Chua, MD

De De Gardner, RRT, DrPH, FCCP

Fayez Kheir, MD, MSc

Kamran Mahmood, MD, MPH

Hala Nas, MD – Clive Kearon Fellow

Yuji Oba, MD, FCCP

Namita Sood, MBBCh, FCCP

Janine Vintch, MD, FCCP

CHEST® Journal Liaison: Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, CHEST Editor-in-Chief

Board of Regents Liaison: Douglas Arenberg, MD, FCCP


The Guidelines Oversight Committee is responsible for overseeing the preparation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and expert panel reports on behalf of CHEST in the areas of cardiopulmonary medicine and surgery, critical care, sleep medicine, and related disciplines.

Underpinning the committee’s work is their mission to optimize patient care by generating the highest quality evidence-based guidelines and expert panel reports to support clinical practice in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases.

Make a global impact. Get involved with guidelines.

Want to help elevate patient care around the world? Take advantage of our opportunities to develop new guidelines. Clinicians across disciplines at varied career stages can collaborate with experts in the field and work on publications with high readership and citations—since all of our guidelines are published in the prestigious journal CHEST®.

Submit your name for consideration for a guideline panel, or let us know your interest in serving on the Guidelines Oversight Committee.

Looking to submit a topic proposal? See our guideline submission page »

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