CHEST 2023 Awards and Recognition

CHEST Annual Meeting 2023 | Honolulu, Hawaiʻi | October 8-11

October 8 to 11
Hawaiʻi Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Each year, CHEST recognizes members who are making an impact—through their dedication to the organization, by their contributions to medical research and clinical practice, through their commitment to educating the next generation, and so much more.

Award recipients

CHEST Annual Meeting 2023 | Honolulu, Hawaiʻi | October 8-11

October 8 to 11
Hawaiʻi Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Award winners

John E. Studdard, MD, FCCP

John E. Studdard, MD, FCCP
Masters of CHEST are national or international Fellows of CHEST who have distinguished themselves by attaining professional preeminence. Because of their personal character and leadership; extraordinary contributions to medical research, clinical practice, quality improvement, or medical education; and years of enduring and outstanding service to CHEST, they have advanced chest medicine.

Victor J. Test, MD, FCCP

Victor J. Test, MD, FCCP
This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) who has held a CHEST leadership position; has led significant society achievements; and/or has donated time, leadership, and service to CHEST.

Steven D. Nathan, MBBCh, FCCP

Steven D. Nathan, MBBCh, FCCP
The College Medalist Award is a long-standing CHEST tradition. This award is given for meritorious service in furthering progress in the field of diseases of the chest.

Viren Kaul, MD, FCCP

Viren Kaul, MD, FCCP
The Early Career Clinician Educator Award recognizes the achievements of a clinician educator who has already made significant contributions to CHEST educational activities and is committed to continuing to grow as CHEST faculty.

Viren Kaul, MD, FCCP
Christopher L. Carroll, MD, FCCP

Christopher L. Carroll, MD, FCCP
The Master Clinician Educator Award recognizes long-term achievements of one clinician educator who has made significant contributions to CHEST activities and has demonstrated a strong commitment to medical education throughout their career.

Christopher L. Carroll, MD, FCCP
Laura Riordan

Laura Riordan
This award honors Alfred Soffer, Master FCCP, Editor-in-Chief of the journal CHEST® from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992. Recipients have made significant contributions to CHEST and are often world experts in their fields, have written numerous papers and abstracts, have served as primary investigators, and/or have served as a department editor of the journal CHEST.

Laura Riordan
Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP

Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP
Awarded on behalf of the CHEST President, to individuals who have shown their dedication to the chest medicine field and many for their contributions to CHEST.

Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP

Distinguished CHEST Educators

CHEST is pleased to announce the 2023 Distinguished CHEST Educators (DCEs). These individuals have shown great commitment, involvement, and leadership in CHEST education programs and activities.

DCE recipients represent the top 4% of CHEST’s international faculty and are recognized for their achievements and long-term contributions to the design and delivery of CHEST education. DCEs are selected on a yearly basis, based on the past 3 years of CHEST educational activities. It is a 1-year designation and can be received multiple times.

This year’s elite group of 171 recipients include 14 individuals who received the designation for the first time.

Sandra Adams, MD, MS, FCCP

Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

Muhammad Adrish, MD, MBA, FCCP

Ritwick Agrawal, MD, MS, FCCP

Raed Alalawi, MD, FCCP

J. Shirine Allam, MD, FCCP

Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, FCCP

Christine Argento, MD, FCCP

Gisela Banauch, MD, MS, FCCP

David Bell, MD, FCCP

Hassan Bencheqroun, MD

Gabriel Bosslet, MD, FCCP

David Bowton, MD, FCCP

Shari Brosnahan, MD

John Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP

Casey Cable, MD, MSc, FCCP

Michelle Cao, DO, FCCP

Megan Carreon, RRT, MHA

Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP

Sonia Castillo, MD, FCCP

June Chae, MD

Kevin Chan, MD, FCCP

Subani Chandra, MD, FCCP

Colleen Channick, MD, FCCP

Nauman Chaudary, MBBS, FCCP

George Zhi Cheng, MD, PhD, FCCP

Sujith Cherian, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Neala Cline, RN

Nancy Collop, MD, Master FCCP

Megan Conroy, MD, MEd, FCCP

Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP

Clayton Cowl, MD, MS, FCCP

Angel Coz Yataco, MD, FCCP

Bhavinkumar Dalal, MD, FCCP

Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD, MS, FCCP

Mauricio Danckers, MD, FCCP

Neha Dangayach, MD, FCCP

Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP

John Davies, RRT, MA, FCCP

Zachary DePew, MD, FCCP

Amanda Dexter, RRT, MSc

Jeffrey Dichter, MD, FCCP

Kevin Doerschug, MD, MS, FCCP

Stephen Doyle, DO, MBA, FCCP

Kara Dupuy-McCauley, MD

Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP

William Enfinger

Saadia Faiz, MD, FCCP

Mary Jo Farmer, MD, PhD, FCCP

Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP

Laura Frye, MD

John Gaillard, MD, FCCP

Alice Gallo De Moraes, MD, FCCP

De De Gardner, RRT, DrPh, FCCP

Anne Gonzalez, MD, FCCP

Yonatan Greenstein, MD, FCCP

Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP

Antonio Harrison

Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP

Matthew Hegewald, MD, FCCP

Van Holden, MD, FCCP

Steven Hollenberg, MD, FCCP

Aaron Holley, MD, FCCP

David Janz, MD, MSc

Viren Kaul, MD, FCCP

William Kelly, MD, FCCP

Corey Kershaw, MD, FCCP

Holly Keyt, MD, FCCP

Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP

Andrew Klein, RRT, MS, FCCP

Seth Koenig, MD, FCCP

Anastassios Koumbourlis, MD, MPH, FCCP

Tejaswini Kulkarni, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Sunita Kumar, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Anupam Kumar, MD, FCCP

Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Carla Lamb, MD, FCCP

Mark Lavercombe, MBBS, FCCP

Hans Lee, MD, FCCP

Deborah Jo Levine, MD, MS, FCCP

Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP

Holger Link, MD

Mariam Louis, MD, FCCP

Kenneth Lyn-Kew, MD

Neil MacIntyre, MD, FCCP

Kamran Mahmood, MD, MPH

Fabien Maldonado, MD, FCCP

Darcy Marciniuk, MD, Master FCCP

Gregory Marler, DNP, ACNP, FCCP

Diego Maselli Caceres, MD, FCCP

Benji Mathews, MD

Ryan Maves, MD

Paul Mayo, MD, FCCP

Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP

Danielle McCamey, DNP, APRN, FCCP

Sarah Medrek, MD

Hiren Mehta, MD, FCCP

Jonathan Mendelson, MD, FCCP

Matthew Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP

Taro Minami, MD, FCCP

Lisa Moores, MD, FCCP

Amy Morris, MD, FCCP

John Mullon, MD, FCCP

Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP

Ali Musani, MBBS

Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP

Darlene Nelson, MD, FCCP

Alexander Niven, MD, FCCP

Erik Osborn, MD

Daniel Ouellette, MD, FCCP

Jasleen Pannu, MD

Nicholas Pastis, MD, FCCP

Paru Patrawalla, MD, FCCP

Cheryl Paulson, RRT, MEd

Jay Peters, MD, FCCP

Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH, FCCP

Meredith Pugh, MD

Craig Rackley, MD, FCCP

Parth Rali, MD, MBBS

Navitha Ramesh, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Suhail Raoof, MBBS, Master FCCP

Kreegan Reierson, MD

Marcos Restrepo, MD, PhD, FCCP

Todd Rice, MD, FCCP

Otis Rickman, DO, FCCP

Roy Ridgeway

Bernard Roth, MD, FCCP

Jay Ryu, MD, FCCP

Ashutosh Sachdeva, MBBS, FCCP

Sandeep Sahay, MD, FCCP

Anthony Saleh, MD, FCCP

Lewis Satterwhite, MD, BA, FCCP

Mary Beth Scholand, MD, FCCP

David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP

Audra Schwalk, MD, MBA

Brady Scott, PhD, RRT, FCCP

Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MA, FCCP

Sameep Sehgal, MBBS, FCCP

Bernardo Selim, MD, FCCP

Curtis Sessler, MD, Master FCCP

Sonali Sethi, MD, FCCP

Rakesh Shah, MD, FCCP

Shahid Sheikh, MD, FCCP

Ariel Shiloh, MD, FCCP

Samira Shojaee, MD, MPH, FCCP

Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, Master FCCP

Steven Simpson, MD, FCCP

Jaspal Singh, MD, FCCP

Amik Sodhi, MBBS, FCCP

Susan Stempek, PA-C, MS, FCCP

James Stoller, MD, MS, FCCP

William Stringer, MD, FCCP

Salim Surani, MD, MSc, FCCP

Nichole Tanner, MD, MS, FCCP

Geneva Tatem, MD, FCCP

Victor Test, MD, FCCP

Lauren Tobias, MD, FCCP

Arthur Tokarczyk, MD, FCCP

James Town, MD

Kanta Velamuri, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Saiprakash Venkateshiah, MD, FCCP

Momen Wahidi, MD, MBA, FCCP

Mark Warner, MD, FCCP

Andrew Weber, MD

Tyler Weiss, RRT-ACCS, MSc, FCCP

Troy Wilson, AAS

Gretchen Winter, MD

Lisa Wolfe, MD, FCCP

Natalie Yip, MD, FCCP

Gulrukh Zaidi, MD, FCCP

David Zielinski, MD, FCCP

New FCCP designees

Pursuit of the Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) designation demonstrates excellence in chest medicine and symbolizes commitment as a leader at the forefront of clinical chest medicine.

In 2023, CHEST awarded a total of 123 FCCPs, representing 15 countries and 35 of the 50 United States.

Congratulations to those CHEST members who obtained the FCCP designation over the last year. They will be recognized at the CHEST 2023 Opening Session on Sunday, October 8, at 3:15 pm HST. Please join us in recognizing this year’s new initiates.

Adebayo Adeyinka, MD, FCCP

Albert Albay, MD, FCCP

Majdi Al Dliw, MD, FCCP 

Syed Aleem, MBBS, DNB, FCCP 

Muhammad Ali, MD, FCCP 

Jaber Alqahtani, RT, MSc, FCCP 

Abdulrahman Alshaya, PharmD, FCCP

Khaled Al-Zawaidi, MBBS, FCCP

Bashar Alzghoul, MD, FCCP 

Martin Miguel Amor, MD, FCCP

Suneesh Anand, MD, FCCP 

Siddharth Anand, MD, FCCP 

Venkata Ravi Kumar Angirekula, MD, FCCP

Rodolfo Estrada Anzueto, MD, FCCP

Waqas Aslam, MD, FCCP 

Hussein Assallum, MD, FCCP 

Ridhwan Baba, MD, FCCP 

Craig Backous, DO, FCCP 

Seth Baker, MD, MPH, FCCP 

Bathmapriya Balakrishnan, MD, FCCP

John Bishara, DO, FCCP 

Lawrence Bistrong, MD, FCCP

Ng Boon Hau, MBBS, FCCP 

Vaibhav Bora, MBBS, FCCP 

Bhuvin Buddhdev, MD, FCCP 

Casey Cable, MD, MSc, FCCP 

Sean Callahan, MD, FCCP 

Ronald Collier, MD, FCCP 

Vikram Chabra, DO, FCCP 

Neha Dangayach, MD, FCCP 

Timothy Dempsey, MD, MPH, FCCP 

Tejas Deshpande, MD, FCCP 

Neranjan Dissanayake, MD, FCCP 

Kathleen Doo, MD, FCCP 

Nino Jessielito Doydora, MD, FCCP 

Initha Elangovan, MD, FCCP 

Alberto Fantin, MD, FCCP 

Arjan Flora, MD, FCCP 

Craig Fryman, MD, FCCP 

Fernando Fuentes, MD, FCCP 

Khalid Gafoor, DO, FCCP 

Alice Gallo De Moraes, MD, FCCP 

Subramanya Shyam Ganti, MD, FCCP 

Jacqueline Geer, MD, FCCP 

Gifty George, MD, FCCP 

Amit Gohil, MBChB, FCCP 

Kulothungan Gunasekaran, MD, FCCP 

Ibrahim Hamdy El Sayed Feteih, MSc, FCCP 

Garrett Harp, MD, FCCP 

Muhammad Hayat Syed, MD, FCCP 

Jared Intaphan, MD, FCCP 

Rahul Jalan, MD, DNB, FCCP 

Amber Jones, DO, MPH, FCCP 

Alexandros Kalkanis, MD, FCCP 

Muhammad Khawar, MD, FCCP 

Aditya Kotecha, MD, FCCP 

Prathik Krishnan, MD, FCCP 

Sapan Kumar, MD, FCCP 

Phyo Kyaw, MD, FCCP 

Gonzalo Labarca Trucios, MD, FCCP 

Charles Lanks, MD, FCCP 

Alejandra Lastra, MD, FCCP 

Chiou Perng Lee, MD, FCCP 

Rachel Leonard, MD, FCCP 

Hung-I Liao, MD, FCCP 

Jeffrey Macaraeg, MD, FCCP 

Christina MacRosty, DO, FCCP 

Ahmed Mahgoub, MD, FCCP 

Priyanka Makkar, MD, FCCP 

Matthew Maslonka, MD, FCCP 

John McClain, MD, FCCP 

Michelle McLean, APRN-BC, FCCP 

Vishisht Mehta, MBBS, FCCP 

Kathryn Miley, DNP, FNP-BC, FCCP 

Ivana Milojevic, MD, FCCP 

Navin Mishra, MD, MPH, FCCP 

Sreelatha Naik, MD, FCCP 

Avinash Nair, MBBS, FCCP 

Vivencio Navarro, Jr., APRN-BC, FCCP

Yihenew Negatu, MD, FCCP 

Ogugua Obi, MD, MSc, FCCP 

Sahil Pandya, MD, FCCP 

Ramakanth Pata, MD, FCCP 

Sarang Patil, MD, FCCP 

George Philip, MD, FCCP 

Oleksandr Pistun, MD, FCCP 

Rebecca Priebe, ACNP, FCCP 

Aniket Rali, MD, FCCP 

Sabarinath Ravichandar, MBBS, FCCP

Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, MD, FCCP

Rommel Sagana, MD, FCCP 

Tamer Said Ahmed, MD, FCCP 

Reza Samad, MD, FCCP 

Lilit Sargsyan, MD, FCCP 

Soumitra Sen, MD, FCCP 

Aman Sethi, MD, FCCP 

Varun Shah, MD, FCCP 

Nafis Shamsid-Deen, MD, FCCP 

Kiran Sharma, MBBS, FCCP 

Pralhad Sharma, MD, FCCP

Muhammad Asim Siddique, MD, FCCP 

Atif Siddiqui, MD, FCCP 

Inderjit Singh, MD, FCCP 

Sheryll Soriano, MD, FCCP 

Robert Stewart, MD, FCCP 

Kim Styrvoky, MD, FCCP 

Rakeshkumar Subramanian, MD, FCCP

Dante Suffredini, MD, FCCP

Umer Ahmed Syed, MD, FCCP

Nirosshan Thiruchelvam, MD, FCCP

Braghadheeswar Thyagarajan, MD, FCCP

Lauren Tobias, MD, FCCP

Gabor Varju, MD, FCCP

Ali Warda, MD, FCCP

Andrew Weber, MD, FCCP

Justin Weiner, DO, FCCP

James Williams, MD, FCCP 

William Wooten, III, FCCP

Natalie Yip, MD, FCCP

Meilin Young, MD, FCCP

Fady Youssef, MD, FCCP

Rajesh Zacharias, MBBS, FCCP

Rafia Zulfikar, MD, FCCP

As of July 31, 2023

Scientific abstract awards

Alfred Soffer Research Awards

Presented abstracts will be judged by session moderators, and award recipients will be selected for their outstanding original scientific research. Finalists will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and the quality of their oral presentation. This award is named in honor of Alfred Soffer, MD, Master FCCP, who was Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST® from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992.

Young Investigator Awards

Investigators who are enrolled in a training or fellowship program or who have completed a fellowship program within 5 years prior to CHEST 2023 are eligible for Young Investigator Awards. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and presentation. Recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research.

Top 5 Poster Awards

Awards will be granted to the finalists presenting the top scientific research posters. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract, the quality of their research, and their oral presentation. Award recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research and will receive a ribbon.