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CHEST announces editors in chief for new open access journals

Drs. Matthew Miles and Hayley Gershengorn named as editors in chief for CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care

Glenview, Illinois – During the CHEST Annual Meeting 2022, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announced Matthew Miles, MD, FCCP, and Hayley Gershengorn, MD, as the two editors in chief to launch and lead two new open access journals.

Set to launch in early 2023, the journals, CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care, will contain specialized research in pulmonary and critical care medicine and join the flagship journal CHEST® in the college’s portfolio.

Dr. Miles, the Editor in Chief of CHEST Pulmonary is Associate Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where he maintains an active clinical practice in general pulmonology and critical care medicine. He holds a Master’s in Education and Curriculum Development from the University of Cincinnati and is Director of the Wake Forest Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program.

“I’m looking forward to leveraging my clinical and academic experience and my work as an educator to launch and run this new publication,” says Dr. Miles. “I believe CHEST Pulmonary can provide an accessible and engaging home for chest clinicians to find trusted education that expands the reach of the flagship journal CHEST.”

Dr. Gershengorn, the Editor in Chief of CHEST Critical Care, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, where she works as a medical intensivist. She serves as Medical Director of Data Quality Analytics and Critical Care Quality for the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Gershengorn’s research program focuses on the allocation of ICU resources and the impact such allocation has on the outcomes of critically ill patients.

“My position as a leader within many critical care-focused societies has given me great insight into our diverse workforce and the needs of our community,” says Dr. Gershengorn. “I look forward to utilizing this opportunity with CHEST’s first open access journals to advance equitable access to high-quality research.”

Peter Mazzone, MD, FCCP, Editor in Chief of the flagship journal CHEST, will oversee both positions.

“We reviewed a great number of qualified applicants for these roles,” says Dr. Mazzone. “Drs. Miles and Gershengorn both stood out for their leadership qualities, communication skills, vision and their significant accomplishments within scientific publishing. I expect them to do an excellent job launching and leading these new journals.”

Similar to the flagship journal, CHEST Pulmonary and CHEST Critical Care will accept submissions of original research, reviews, case reports and commentaries, with enhanced emphasis on medical decision-making, implementation science, health services delivery, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis, policy reports, study design and more. With the new journals, readers will have additional sources of high-quality research, with the benefit of open-access.

First launched as Diseases of the Chest in 1935, the journal CHEST distributes the latest original research, practice management guidance, editorials, reviews and letters. Originally focused on tuberculosis, the journal CHEST has continually evolved to serve clinicians and their patients as the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine grow and change over time.

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About the American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit