New CHEST Physician Leadership for 2018


David A. Schulman, MD, FCCP, is the new Editor in Chief of CHEST Physician. He is a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, where he also directs the pulmonary and critical care fellowship program. He has served on the CHEST Sleep NetWork and the Education Committee and currently serves on the Training and Transitions Committee and the Board of Regents. Dr. Schulman’s primary area of academic interest is on faculty development in the domains of teaching and assessment. He will serve as the Chair of the CHEST 2018 Scientific Program Committee, where he will focus on crafting novel, interactive programming that will improve attendee engagement and retention.

Dr. David Schulman

What are the top three things Dr. Schulman hopes to accomplish as Editor in Chief of CHEST Physician?

1. Improve interactivity between CHEST Physician and its readership, to improve our ability to craft the publication that best meets the needs of its readers.

2. Create more opportunities for CHEST Physician to serve as the voice of CHEST members, by increasing space for members and leaders to write for the publication.

3. Build on the incredibly successful work of my predecessor, Dr. Vera DePalo.

Dr. Christopher Lettieri

Christopher Lettieri, MD, FCCP, is the new 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

Angel Coz, MD, 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.

CHEST extends very special thanks to the following CHEST Physician editors for their 3 years of dedicated service in the following roles:

Vera de Palo, MD, FCCPEditor in Chief

Lee Morrow, MD, FCCPSection Editor for Critical Care Commentary

Jeremy Weingarten, MD, FCCPSection Editor for Sleep Strategies

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