Said Chaaban, MD, FCCP

Said Chaaban, MD, FCCP

Read through a Q&A with one of the CHEST Network leaders, Palliative and End-of-Life Care Section Vice-Chair, Said Chaaban, MD, FCCP.

July 28, 2022

Where do you work?
I currently work at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.

What are your research interests?
I have an interest in interstitial lung diseases and palliative care.

How did you become interested and involved in CHEST's Networks?
My involvement in CHEST started as a fellow-in-training. I first joined the Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork in 2017. As a member of the Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation Steering Committee that I served on for the past 5 years, I wrote multiple segments that got published in the CHEST Network, including: “Pulmonary Physiology, Function and Rehabilitation: Current clinical usefulness of the PETC02 during exercise testing,” “Controversies and the clinical value of lung volume measurements,” and “Hyperoxia in the ICU: Is less more?” With the help of my mentor, I made an educational video for cardiopulmonary exercise testing. I have chaired and co-chaired multiple sessions at CHEST. I also wrote the educational guide for lung function testing that is available as an educational resource for patients.

Are you involved in any other activities or volunteer positions at CHEST?
I am currently the Vice-Chair for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Section in the Critical Care Network. I present at the CHEST Annual Meeting and moderate sessions regularly.

What clinical research is most interesting to you right now?
Palliative care and progressive pulmonary fibrosis.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy mountain biking, road biking, hiking, skiing, and swimming.

What is something you cannot live without (after family and friends)?

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your Network peers?
I would encourage all physicians, especially those still in training, to join different societies in order to connect early on, as your careers can be steered with proper connections and mentorships.



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