CHESTPress ReleasesJack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, becomes 86th President of American College of Chest Physicians

Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, becomes 86th President of American College of Chest Physicians

Organization also announces Dr. John Howington as President-Elect, Dr. Neil Freedman as President-Designate, and Dr. Doreen Addrizzo-Harris as Immediate Past President

Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP

Glenview, IL – Effective January 1, Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, is the new President of the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST). John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP, steps into the role of President-Elect, Neil S. Freedman, MD, FCCP, is the new President-Designate, and Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, completes her term as President to become Immediate Past President of CHEST.

Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, is a pulmonologist and critical care physician with an extensive background in education. Dr. Buckley is a Professor of Medical Education at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. Previously, he has served as a pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM) program director at both Henry Ford Hospital and Indiana University, and he also held leadership positions in clinical care at Indiana University Health and as Division Head of PCCM at Henry Ford.

Dr. Buckley received his undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College and medical degree from Wayne State University. His residency in internal medicine and fellowships in pulmonary and critical care and health services research were completed at Indiana University. He additionally earned a Master of Public Health degree, also from Indiana University.

Dr. Buckley has been an active and engaged member of CHEST since 1997. He has served in leadership roles across many domains of the organization, including CHEST 2020 Congress Italy, Scientific Program Committee (Chair, 2013), Board of Regents, Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, Training and Transitions Committee (Chair, 2011-2012), Bylaws Committee (Chair, 2010-2012), Honor Lecture and Awards Committee and Pulmonary Medicine Board Review (Chair, 2022-2023). He currently serves on the CHEST SEEK™ Pulmonary Medicine Editorial Board.

For Dr. Buckley’s dedication to advancing PCCM education and faculty development, he received the CHEST Master Clinician Educator Award in 2016 and has been an annual Distinguished CHEST Educator recipient since the award’s inception in 2017. He was also the recipient of the Presidential Honor Lecture at CHEST 2022.

CHEST President-Elect, John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP, is a practicing thoracic surgeon currently at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, St. Michael Medical Center, in Silverdale, Washington.

Dr. Howington began his CHEST leadership journey with the Networks, as member of the Interventional Chest Medicine Steering Committee and then as Thoracic Oncology Network Chair (2008-2010). Other leadership positions include serving as the President of the CHEST Foundation (2014-2016), member of the Scientific Program Committee and the Membership Committee and, most recently, as the Chair of the Finance Committee (2018-2021). Since 2017, he has served on the Board of Regents as Member-at-Large. Dr. Howington will serve as the 87th CHEST President in 2025.

CHEST President-Designate Neil S. Freedman, MD, FCCP, is a pulmonary, critical care and sleep physician with a background in clinical care, health care leadership, quality, financial oversight, education and advocacy. He currently serves in a senior leadership role at Endeavor Health as the President of NorthShore Medical Group, leading a multispecialty practice of 1,100 primary care and specialty physicians throughout the Chicagoland region. He also is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Freedman has had the honor of participating as faculty or Chair for more than 300 presentations at national and international meetings on the topics of sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and the business of medicine, and he has been recognized for his educational efforts with the Distinguished CHEST Educator designation from 2017 to 2023. He has been extremely active within the leadership of CHEST and has held CHEST leadership positions across the organization since 2006, most notably including the following: member of the Education Committee, Chair of the Sleep Medicine Network, Chair of the CHEST Annual Meeting 2016, member of the CHEST Foundation Board of Trustees, Deputy Editor of CHEST SEEK™ Sleep Medicine (2014), member of the Joint Finance Oversight Committee (2008-2017), member and Chair of the Sleep Medicine Board Review Course (2009-2016) and Chair of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee (2020-2021). He has served as Member-at-Large of the Board of Regents over the past 5 years and currently serves as the Chair of the Oxygen Access and Education Work Group, Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee.

CHEST Immediate Past President, Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, is a pulmonary/critical care physician with an extensive background in bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection and medical education. Dr. Addrizzo-Harris is currently a Professor of Medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She serves as the Associate Division Director for Clinical and Faculty Affairs and is the Co-Director of the NYULH Bronchiectasis and NTM Clinical and Translational Program. She is also serving in her 23rd year as the Program Director of NYU’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Addrizzo-Harris received her medical degree and completed her residency and fellowship training at New York University School of Medicine. Since completing her training, she was recruited to stay as a faculty member at NYU, where she has been a critical presence over the past 27 years.

During her leadership tenure with CHEST, Dr. Addrizzo-Harris has served on the Marketing Committee, Health and Science Policy Committee (Chair, 2007-2009), Government Relations Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Education Committee, Governance Committee, Editorial Board for the CHEST Physician® publication, Professional Standards Committee (Chair, 2016-2018), Board of Regents and CHEST Foundation Board of Trustees. Most recently, Dr. Addrizzo-Harris served as the President of the CHEST Foundation from 2018 to 2019 and Co-Chair of the Foundation Awards Committee from 2015 to 2020. Dr. Addrizzo-Harris was the sixth woman to lead CHEST as the 85th President.

To learn more about CHEST leadership, visit the CHEST website.

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