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Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group

The goal of the Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group is to provide a space where CHEST members can exchange resources, seek support, provide mentorship, gain knowledge, and share perspectives that broadly relate to the experiences of women in the chest medicine community (health care providers, patients, caregivers, and community members).

CHEST members can join this interest group to start receiving information on future events and opportunities.



Our focus

The Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group serves to develop and support women in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, equipping them to address unique and common challenges. The group also advocates, promotes, and educates about the impact of sex and gender on lung and sleep health and critical illness.

The Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group is built on three pillars:

Professional development

Empower members to confidently navigate their careers, develop leadership skills, and access and provide high-impact mentorship and sponsorship.

Women’s health disparities

Increase efforts to drive awareness to the public on how certain diseases differentially affect women, both through the biology of sex and the social construct of gender, and how women patients can better advocate for themselves when working with clinicians to achieve optimum health.

Well-being and balance

Apply a holistic lens to well-being and issues of work/life balance that attend to the additional gendered labor that women perform (being mindful of the ways in which race, sexual orientation, ability, and other intersecting factors further compound this labor). Offer supportive tools and resources that encourage whole-self wellness.

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Resources from Women in Chest Medicine


Elevating the Experiences of Women in the Chest Medicine Community

March 10, 2023 | CHEST leaders, Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP; Carolyn D’Ambrosio, MD, FCCP; and Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP, sat down with Elizabeth J. Stigler, PhD, CHEST Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, for a discussion on the Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group—an evolution of the Women & Pulmonary Program, which has existed at CHEST since 2017.

Upcoming events


Women in Chest Medicine Luncheon at CHEST 2023

Date: Monday, October 9
Time: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm HST
The Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group invites you to join them for the seventh annual luncheon at CHEST 2023 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Featuring a panel conversation with accomplished leaders in the field of chest medicine, this luncheon will include discussions about navigating challenges in your career, wellness, and how to be a strong self-advocate. There will also be ample time to network and converse with other luncheon attendees. This event is open to all meeting attendees.


Sponsored by United Therapeutics


ʻOhana Mixer at CHEST 2023

Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 6 pm - 7 pm HST
The ʻOhana Mixer is an opportunity for CHEST 2023 attendees to celebrate the spirit of community that unites us across our differences. Attendees can network with each other, meet the members of CHEST's newly formed Interest Groups, including the leaders of our Women in Chest Medicine Interest Group and Respiratory Care Interest Group, and socialize with presenters from our three local CHEST Community Connections organizations.


Women in Chest Medicine Steering Committee

Carolyn D’Ambrosio, MD, FCCP

Carolyn D’Ambrosio, MD, FCCP


Margaret Pisani, MD, FCCP

Margaret Pisani, MD, FCCP


Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP

Marilyn Glassberg, MD, FCCP

Danielle McCamey, DNP, FCCP

Erin Meier, MD

Anita Rajagopal, MD, FCCP

Amik Sodhi, MD, FCCP

Get involved with WiCM

Membership in WiCM is open to all CHEST members. Sign up, and we’ll reach out with information on future events and opportunities.

Women in Chest Medicine is an Interest Group for CHEST members. SEE ALL INTEREST GROUPS »