CHEST Members

Membership & Community

If you want to make your mark in the community of chest medicine, you’ve come to the right place. Share an opinion, submit an idea, comment on a thread—this is the place where you can expand your circle of peers to get more of what you want out of CHEST.

Welcome back

New FCCP Members

Congratulate this year’s new initiates

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 2021, CHEST awarded a total of 105 FCCPs representing 13 countries and 29 of the 50 United States. Looking to join their ranks? Start your application now.

Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP

CHEST members honored for their service

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, and through their commitment to educating the next generation. Check out the 2021 award winners, including Distinguished Service Award recipient Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP.

CHEST Foundation

Foundation awards $675,000 in grants

The CHEST Foundation has awarded clinical research and community service grants to 27 recipients this year. See which members of the CHEST community will be working to make a difference in patients’ lives through their research and outreach. Grant applications for 2022 will open in January.


Conversation starters: Topics you want to discuss

Kevin Swiatek, DO

“Finding Your Passion in Fellowship”

Finding your passion in fellowship has a profound impact on a young professional’s personal satisfaction, but this can be a difficult task. Kevin Swiatek, DO, shares his tips on finding a mentor, building a 5-year plan, and figuring out what energizes you.


Jafar Abunasser, MD

“Recovering From COVID-19: What I Learned as a Physician and as a Patient”

Jafar Abunasser, MD, a critical care physician on the COVID-19 front lines, reflects on his experience and the biggest lesson he learned from the pandemic: That the work doesn’t end when a patient survives their ICU stay. That’s when the hard work starts.


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Submit an idea

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.