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. Christopher Lettieri, FCCP, is the Section Editor for Sleep Strategies. He is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Lettieri has previously served as the Chief and Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and as the Program Director for the National Capital Consortium’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship training program. He is currently assigned as the Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, and as the Director of Global Health and Senior Clinical Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr. Lettieri’s research interests include enhancing PAP adherence and improving outcomes in sleep disorders related to PTSD and TBI.

Dr. Angel Coz, FCCP, is the new Section Editor for Critical Care Commentary. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky and the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is the Chair of CHEST’s Critical Care NetWork and has served in the Clinical Pulmonary Medicine NetWork Steering Committee and the Nominating Committee. He has led ICU quality improvement initiatives, including early detection and aggressive management of sepsis. Dr. Coz interests include medical education, sepsis, and ICU quality improvement. He has given multiple talks on sepsis and critical care topics nationally and internationally. He was recently recognized as a Distinguished CHEST Educator. Dr. Coz was very active also in developing the simulation-based difficult airway course for CHEST.

Dr. Corey Kershaw is the Section Editor for Pulmonary Perspectives®. He is the Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Clements University Hospital and an Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas. He currently serves on the American College of Chest Physicians Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease NetWork. Dr. Kershaw’s research interests revolve around clinical trials for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other fibrosing interstitial lung diseases.

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

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

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

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

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

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).

Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP
Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP, works for Northwell Health as the Regional Director of Critical Care Services and is an attending in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Northwell Acute Lung Injury Center/VV ECMO program and ICU Director of the Medical ICU at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is a Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has been teaching ultrasound and advanced echo nationally and internationally for 15 years. Her research interests include point of care ultrasound in the critically ill, ECMO for acute lung injury, and outcomes research in the ICU.

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.

Dr. M. Patricia Rivera, FCCP, is a Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program, and Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at UNC. She currently serves as Co-chair of the CHEST Thoracic Oncology NetWork and has been an editor and writer for the CHEST Lung Cancer Guidelines.

Brandon M. Seay, MD, MPH
Brandon M. Seay, MD, MPH, is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist for the Children’s Physician Group Pulmonology in Atlanta, Georgia. HIs clinical interests include asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and behavioral insomnia of childhood. His interests include medical education through social media and health advocacy via legislative and social media efforts. He is currently a member of the CHEST Social Media Work Group as a lead on video efforts.

Dr. Krishna Sundar, MD, FCCP, is Medical Director of the Sleep-Wake Center and Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is board-certified in sleep medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Sundar's research interests are centered on understanding the impact of OSA therapy in chronic lung disease and delineating mechanistic pathways of disease from untreated OSA. His work has included herpes reactivation in the ICU, use of ventilator strategies in influenza-ARDS, and understanding role of nonphagocytic NADPH oxidase in acute lung injury.