In 1968, Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP, graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. After completing medical residency training at the Tufts-New England Medical Center and pulmonary training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he has been practicing in pulmonary and critical care medicine for the last 50 years.
It was in 1979 that he became a CHEST member; in 2003-2004, he served as President of CHEST; and he has been actively involved as a CHEST leader throughout his career, serving on every major CHEST committee. But Dr. Irwin’s most beloved position has been as Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST®, a journey that began in 2005 – a position that he has filled for 14 years and that which he has recently stepped down from in June 2019. What better description of those 14 years at the helm of one of the most recognized and respected journals in chest medicine than to hear it straight from the Editor in Chief himself. In the June 2019 issue of the journal CHEST®, Dr. Irwin shares his thoughts in this Commentary: “On Being the Editor in Chief of the Journal CHEST: 14 Memorable Years.” Don’t miss it!