The CHEST President, President-Elect, President-Designate, and Immediate Past President serve on the CHEST Board of Regents, our governing body.

President: Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, is a pulmonary/critical care physician with an extensive background in bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial 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 NYU Bronchiectasis and NTM Program. She is also serving in her 21st 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 26 years. She has been instrumental in educating the next generation of pulmonary/critical care physicians and has won a number of awards for her teaching skills, most recently, the 2020 first place Program Director of the ATS Best Practice Program. Dr. Addrizzo-Harris has served on the board of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), including serving as President from 2006-2007. Academically, she authored 45 peer-reviewed publications and 63 scientific abstracts presented at international conferences. She has participated in numerous clinical trials, many as the principal investigator. Dr. Addrizzo-Harris has been recognized as a Distinguished CHEST Educator each year since its inception in 2017 and has received CHEST’s Distinguished Service Award in 2019 and Master Clinician Educator Award in 2021.

During her leadership tenure with CHEST, Dr. Addrizzo-Harris has served on the Marketing Committee, the Health and Science Policy Committee (Chair from 2007-2009), Government Relations Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Education Committee, Governance Committee, Editorial Board for CHEST Physician, 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 2018-2019 and Co-Chair of the Foundation Awards Committee from 2015-2020.

Dr. Addrizzo-Harris is the sixth woman to lead the American College of Chest Physicians as the 85th President.

President-Elect: Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP

Jack D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP

John (Jack) D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, is a pulmonologist and critical care physician with an extensive background in education. He currently serves as the division leader of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the Henry Ford Medical Group and Health System.

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.

His impressive academic record includes authoring or co-authoring more than 40 publications and book chapters, as well as presenting over 100 lectures at international conferences. As a former fellowship program director at two institutions, Dr. Buckley has long been committed to championing and furthering pulmonary and critical care medical education. In collaboration between the Chinese Thoracic Society and CHEST, he served 6 years on a steering committee to help establish pulmonary and critical care medicine as a subspecialty in China. He and the group assisted with the development of fellowship training programs and presented at several Chinese Thoracic Society annual meetings and board review events. Dr. Buckley served as the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Chinese Thoracic Society in 2012.

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 (DCE) recipient since the award’s inception in 2017. He was also the recipient of the Presidential Honor Lecture at CHEST 2022.

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, Chair of the CHEST 2013 Scientific Program Committee, Board of Regents, Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, Training and Transitions Committee (Chair, 2011-2012) and Bylaws Committee (Chair, 2010-2012), Honor Lecture and Awards Committee, and the Affiliate NetWork. He currently serves on the CHEST SEEKTM Pulmonary Medicine Editorial Board and is the Chair of the Pulmonary Medicine Board Review. Dr. Buckley will serve as the 86th CHEST President in 2024.

President-Designate: John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP

John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP

John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP, is a cardiothoracic surgeon currently at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Howington received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University and medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and thoracic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Most recently, he received his Physician Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Howington has participated and published more than 46 research publications and guidelines, numerous book chapters, and has presented hundreds of lectures internationally. As a passionate thoracic surgeon, he has lent his knowledge to the extensive CHEST lung cancer guideline portfolio for more than a decade. He offers regular leadership in multidisciplinary and executive forums and has spearheaded a series of quality improvement initiatives at Ascension. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with CHEST and with other national thoracic surgery societies.

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, Membership Committee, and, most recently, as the Chair of the Finance Committee from 2018-2021. Since 2017, he has served on the Board of Regents as a Member at Large. Dr. Howington will serve as the 87th CHEST President in 2025.

Immediate Past President: David A. Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP

David A. Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP

David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, is a pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician with an extensive background in education and educational administration. He is a professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta and Director of the School of Medicine’s preclinical curriculum. He previously served as Director of Emory’s pulmonary and critical care medicine training program from 2006 to 2020. His academic interests include faculty development and research in the domains of teaching effectiveness and assessment.

Dr. Schulman’s work in education has been recognized with a Fellowship Innovation Award from the American Thoracic Society, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Master Clinician Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. He has previously served as President of the Southeast Thoracic Association (2011-2014) and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (2013-2014).

Dr. Schulman served as Chair of the CHEST 2018 Scientific Program Committee, where he focused on crafting novel, interactive programming with the aim of improving attendee engagement and knowledge retention. He also served as Program Chair of the 2019 CHEST Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Schulman most recently served as the Editor in Chief of CHEST Physician (2017-2021). He previously served as Chair of the Council of Networks, as well as on the Education Committee, Training and Transitions Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Governance Committee, Board of Regents, and the CHEST SEEK™ Sleep and SEEK Pulmonary Editorial Boards. For his dedication as an educator, he has been recognized as a Distinguished CHEST Educator each year since its inception in 2017 and received the Master Clinician Educator Award in 2020.

Dr. Schulman served as the 84th President of CHEST during 2022.

CHEST Past Presidents

2022: David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP
2020-2021: Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP
2019-2020: Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP
2018-2019: Clayton T. Cowl, MD, MS, FCCP
2017-2018: John E. Studdard, MD, FCCP
2016-2017: Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS, Master FCCP
2015-2016: Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, FCCP
2014-2015: Curtis N. Sessler, MD, Master FCCP
2013-2014: Michael H. Baumann, MD, MS, FCCP
2012-2013: Darcy D. Marciniuk, MD, Master FCCP
2011-2012: Suhail Raoof, MD, Master FCCP
2010-2011: David D. Gutterman, MD, Master FCCP
2009-2010: Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, MD, Master FCCP
2008-2009: James A. L. Mathers, Jr., MD, FCCP
2007-2008: Alvin V. Thomas, Jr., MD, FCCP
2006-2007: Mark J. Rosen, MD, Master FCCP*
2005-2006: W. Michael Alberts, MD, Master FCCP
2004-2005: Paul A. Kvale, MD, FCCP, Master FCCP
2003-2004: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP
2002-2003: Udaya B. S. Prakash, MD, FCCP, Master FCCP
2001-2002: Sidney S. Braman, MD, Master FCCP
2000-2001: Robert G. Johnson, MD, Master FCCP
1999-2000: Susan K. Pingleton, MD, FCCP, Master FCCP
1998-1999: Allen I. Goldberg, MD, Master FCCP
1997-1998: D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
1996-1997: Bart Chernow, MD, Master FCCP
1995-1996: Deborah Shure, MD, Master FCCP
1994-1995: James B. D. Mark, MD, FCCP
1993-1994: Ronald B. George, MD, Master FCCP*
1992-1993: Paul D. Stein, MD, Master FCCP*
1991-1992: Roger C. Bone, MD, Master FCCP*
1990-1991: Alex G. Little, MD, FCCP
1989-1990: Edward C. Rosenow III, MD, Master FCCP*
1988-1989: Marvin I. Dunn, MD, Master FCCP*
1987-1988: A. Jay Block, MD, Master FCCP*
1986-1987: Lawrence H. Cohn, MD, FCCP*
1985-1986: James E. Dalen, MD, Master FCCP
1984-1985: Dick D. Briggs, Jr., MD, Master FCCP
1983-1984: Sylvan Lee Weinberg, MD, FCCP*
1982-1983: W. Gerald Rainer, MD, FCCP*
1981-1982: Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP*
1980-1981: John G. Weg, MD, Master FCCP*
1979-1980: Leon Resnekov, MD, FCCP*
1978-1979: Harold C. Urschel, Jr., MD, FCCP*
1977-1978: Joseph C. Ross, MD, FCCP*
1976-1977: Matthew B. Divertie, MD, FCCP*
1975-1976: Crawford W. Adams, MD, FCCP*
1974-1975: Arthur C. Beall, Jr., MD, FCCP*
1973-1974: Howard S. Van Ordstrand, MD, FCCP*
1972-1973: Albert H. Andrews, MD, FCCP*
1971-1972: David P. Boyd, MD, FCCP*
1970-1971: Arthur M. Master, MD, FCCP*
1969-1970: Arthur M. Olsen, MD, Master FCCP*
1968-1969: Coleman B. Rabin, MD, FCCP*
1967-1968: William E. Adams, MD, FCCP*
1966-1967: Howell S. Randolph, MD, FCCP*
1965-1966: Oliver K. Niess, MD, FCCP*
1964-1965: Alfred Goldman, MD, FCCP*
1963-1964: Charles K. Petter, MD, FCCP*
1962-1963: John F. Briggs, MD, FCCP*
1961-1962: Hollis E. Johnson, MD, FCCP*
1960-1961: M. Jay Filpse, MD, FCCP*
1959-1960: Seymour M. Farber, MD, FCCP*
1958-1959: Donald R. McKay, MD, FCCP*
1957-1958: Burgess L. Gordon, MD, FCCP*
1956-1957: Herman J. Moersch, MD, FCCP*
1955-1956: James H. Stygall, MD, FCCP*
1954-1955: William A. Hudson, MD, FCCP*
1953-1954: Alvis E. Greer, MD, FCCP*
1952-1953: Andrew L. Banyai, MD, FCCP*
1951-1952: Chevalier L. Jackson, MD, FCCP*
1950-1951: Louis Mark, MD, FCCP*
1949-1950: Joseph C. Placak, Sr., MD, FCCP*
1948-1949: Richard H. Overholt, MD, FCCP*
1947-1948: Shelly U. Marietta, MD, FCCP*
1946-1947: Charles M. Henricks, MD, FCCP*
1944-1946: Jay Arthur Myers, MD, FCCP*
1942-1944: J. Winthrop Peabody, Sr., MD, FCCP*
1941-1942: Benjamin Goldberg, MD, FCCP*
1940-1941: John H. Peck, MD, FCCP*
1939-1940: Ralph C. Matson, MD, FCCP*
1938-1939: Champ H. Holmes, MD, FCCP*
1937-1938: Edward W. Hayes, Sr., MD, FCCP*
1935-1937: William Devitt, MD, FCCP*

* = Deceased