CHEST Members

Membership & Community

As a CHEST member, you’re part of a strong network of clinicians representing every profession and experience level in chest medicine. With us, you can develop personal and professional connections, cultivate your leadership skills, advocate for policies that improve access to health, and advance your career.


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Find your tribe at CHEST 2023

CHEST 2023 will give attendees a unique opportunity to network with their peers from around the world and create meaningful connections. Events like the Networks Mixer, ʻOhana Mixer, and the Women in Chest Medicine Luncheon are great places to meet like-minded individuals.


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CHEST supports the acceleration of smoking cessation

CHEST has responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Request for Information on the Draft Department of Health and Human Services 2023 Framework to Support and Accelerate Smoking Cessation. CHEST provided some recommendations to supplement the mission.


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Get to know the new Director of Philanthropy & Advancement: Meggie Cramer

CHEST philanthropy will encompass our unified mission to shape a better future for chest medicine and improve the lives of patients. Director of Philanthropy & Advancement, Meggie Cramer, MBA, is helping drive the new strategy for CHEST philanthropy. Read about Meggie and her goals for CHEST philanthropy.


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PalliPulm: Time to expand our arsenal

The Critical Care Network's Palliative and End-of-Life Care Section highlights how palliative care is currently less common in patients with COPD despite the severe symptoms they experience. They suggest that pulmonologists expand their practices to include guideline-based palliative care in order to best serve patients.


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Hot or Cold – impact on asthma and COPD

The Airways Disorders Network's Asthma and COPD Section breaks down the varying ways that extreme weather and climate patterns impact patients with asthma and COPD in a CHEST Physician® article.


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Do you have a great idea?

If you’re as passionate about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine as we are, you’re probably bursting with ideas on how we can advance those fields. Maybe you want to create a new practice tool or a different educational approach, or perhaps you want to create a patient resource. Let us know what you’re thinking, and we’ll see if we can get it off the ground together.


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Advance your career. Become an FCCP.

When you become an FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians), you play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine while enjoying the prestige of being associated with a distinctive group of chest medicine professionals.

“For me, obtaining FCCP was quite an honor and very important for career development—promotion, being asked to give talks, write papers, and more.”

– Carolyn M. D'Ambrosio, MD, MS, FCCP