Editorial Advisory Board
Dr. David Schulman, FCCP, is the Editor in Chief of CHEST Physician. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta; he also serves as Associate Division Director for Education for Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Schulman serves CHEST as Vice Chair of the ACCP Council of NetWorks and has served as member of the CHEST Scientific Program Committee for 4 years. His academic interests lie in developing novel educational curricula and in identifying optimal management strategies for patients with mild sleep-disordered breathing.
Dr. Hossein Almassi, FCCP, is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He joined the American College of Chest Physicians in 1987 and served as the Governor for Wisconsin for two terms and was a member of the Critical Care Council, Scientific Presentation and Awards Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Chair of the Credentials Committee, and Vice Chair and Chair of the Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork. His clinical and research interests are in multicenter trials in patients’ outcome, atrial fibrillation, and critical care in cardiac surgery.
A. Christine Argento, MD, FCCP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, is the Director of Interventional Pulmonary and the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program Director at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has been very involved in simulation training and education, particularly with respect to bronchoscopy, interventional pulmonary, and pleural procedures. She is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors (AIPPD) and a member of the CHEST Bronchoscopy Domain Task Force.
David L. Bowton, MD, FCCP, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Critical Care at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was formerly Head of the Section on Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Medical Director of Respiratory Care, the Neurocritical Care ICU, and the Cardiovascular Surgical ICU. His current interests are in critical care education, especially with respect to simulation education in the areas of mechanical ventilation and airway management. He is the current Chair of the CHEST Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork.
Mary Cataletto, MD, FCCP, is a pulmonologist in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Health and the current chair of the Pediatric NetWork at the American College of Chest Physicians. She completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary Physiology and Critical Care Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and her Masters in Medical Management at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Cataletto is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at both the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She has a long standing interest in medical education and medical publishing - serving as Editor in chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology, as well as on the editorial boards of multiple subspecialty texts and review books. Her research interests include sleep and breathing in children with craniofacial abnormalities, including those with Trisomy 21 and Prader-Willi syndrome.
Megan Conroy, MD, is Chief Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Upon completion of her training, she will join The Ohio State University Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. Her clinical expertise is in severe asthma and critical care medicine. She serves as the CHEST Fellow-In-Training member of the Airways Disorders NetWork Steering Committee and as a member of the Trainee Work Group. Her other interests include medical education.
Dr. Jacques P. Fontaine, FCCP, is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. He works as a thoracic surgeon in the Departments of Thoracic and GI Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He is the Director of the Mesothelioma Treatment & Research Center. He has also been very active in developing the robotic surgery program at the Moffitt Cancer Center. His interests include robotic surgery, lung cancer screening, mesothelioma, thymoma, and resident education.
Dr. Eric J. Gartman, FCCP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine,Warren Alpert Medical School,Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the site director for the Brown Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a staff physician at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He serves several leadership roles locally, including President of the Rhode Island Thoracic Society and Assistant Director of the weekly statewide Brown chest conference. Dr. Gartman's clinical and research interests are in airway diseases, pulmonary physiology, and critical care medicine.
Sachin Gupta, MD, FCCP, is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician in group private practice in the San Francisco, Bay Area. His clinical expertise is in the fields of pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung diseases, and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. He is actively participating in several societies, including the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, California Thoracic Society, and CHEST. In addition to his clinical interests, he has been an international medical volunteer and highly involved in the Bay Area in digital health tech consulting.
Dr. Octavian C. Ioachimescu, FCCP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia; staff physician, Medical Director of the Sleep Medicine Center and Sleep Medicine Section Chief at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), and the site director of the Emory University Sleep Medicine Fellowship. He is the incoming President of Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals (GASP) and the current Chair of the ACCP Clinical Pulmonary Medicine Steering Committee. He is very passionate about medical education in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, and was recently inducted into the Emory University Academy of Medical Educators. His main research interests are in the areas of airway disorders, pulmonary physiology and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Ioachimescu is the editor of the first online textbook of Sleep Medicine, entitled “Contemporary Sleep Medicine.” He is also the VAMC Sleep Medicine Center Medical Director and Sleep Section Chief).
Dr. Michael E. Nelson, FCCP, works in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, where he practices pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. He has been a member of the ACCP since 1989 and has served in many positions, which include the Governor for the state of Kansas, the Practice Management Committee, the CHEST Regulations and Reimbursement Committee, the steering committee of the Private Practice and Practice Operations NetWorks, and the Board of Trustees of the CHEST Foundation. He is the ACCP alternate adviser to the AMA CPT editorial panel. Dr. Nelson’s interests include pulmonary physiology, obstructive lung disease, and practice management.
Dr. Daniel R. Ouellette, FCCP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit, Michigan, and a senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he chairs the Credentials Committee for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. Dr. Ouellette has over 20 years of military service and was the consultant to the US Army Surgeon General for Pulmonary Medicine during the last several years of his military career. He is the Chair of the Guideline Oversight Committee for the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). Dr. Ouellette has been active in the leadership of CHEST with previous positions, including Chair of the Clinical Pulmonary NetWork, Chair of the Council of Governors, and a member of the Board of Regents. Dr. Ouellette's clinical areas of interest include general pulmonary and critical care medicine and evidence-based practice.