CHESTGuidelines Oversight Committee

Guidelines Oversight Committee

The Guidelines Oversight Committee (GOC) is charged with making recommendations to the CHEST Board of Regents on issues related to health, science, and clinical policy in the areas of cardiopulmonary medicine and surgery, critical care, sleep medicine, and related disciplines. The committee is responsible for overseeing the preparation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and expert panel reports on behalf of CHEST.


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


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.


To assure that CHEST is recognized as the leading resource in the development of evidence-based guidelines in the field of chest medicine.

In keeping with its charge, mission, and vision, the GOC goals are to:

  1. Identify conditions or interventions that potentially have high global public health and economic impact and in which management could be significantly improved by the application of evidence-based statements to clinical practice.
  2. Identify clinical topics where treatment or diagnostic strategies are evolving.
  3. Identify topics that reflect the constituency of CHEST and may cross over to other disciplines.
  4. Develop clinical recommendations using rigorous guideline methodology that is free from bias or the perception of bias.
  5. Collaborate with CHEST organizational units as appropriate to support the identification and development of tools and education that enable wide dissemination and access to guidelines to encourage clinicians to apply CHEST guidelines in day-to-day practice.
  6. Collaborate with other organizations as appropriate to develop, sponsor, and/or disseminate evidence-based guidelines in the practice of chest medicine.