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. 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.

Dr. Jennifer D. Cox, FCCP, is an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and clerkship director for the fourth-year medical student Critical Care Selective, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida. Her academic interests include medical student, resident, and fellow education and simulation training. Her clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, critical care, palliative care in the ICU and advanced bronchoscopic techniques in the diagnosis of pulmonary and mediastinal nodules and masses.

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.

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. Jason M. Lazar, FCCP is Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, New York, where he serves as the Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and Director of Cardiovascular Training Program. He joined CHEST in 1990 and has served as Chair of the Cardiovascular NetWork and more recently as New York State Governor. Dr. Lazar’s clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension in multisystem disease and multimodality imaging of cardiovascular disease. His research interests include ventriculoarterial coupling, cardiovascular manifestations of HIV and rheumatologic disorders, and assessment of microvascular and macrovascular function.

Dr. Susan Millard, FCCP, is a pediatric pulmonologist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (HDVCH) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University and is the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory at HDVCH and is in charge of clinical research for the division. She also is on the Drug Safety Monitoring Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. Millard previously was the Chair of the ACCP Pediatric Chest NetWork and has served on the Marketing Committee. Dr. Millard’s special interest areas are cystic fibrosis clinical research, home mechanical ventilation, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

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. Francis J. Podbielski, FCCP, is Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Medicine and the Medical Director of the lung cancer program at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts.He joined the American College of Chest Physicians in 1997 and has served as the Governor for Massachusetts and was the Vice-Chair and Chair of the US and Canadian Council of Governors, the Chair of the Membership Committee, a member of the Nominating Committee and the Chest Medicine Affairs Committee, a Vice-Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee, and a member of the Board of Regents of the College. Dr. Podbielski's interests are thoracic oncology and surgical management of chest infections.

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.

Dr. Nirmal S. Sharma, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Alabama. His clinical expertise is in the field of lung transplantation and advanced lung diseases including extracorporeal life support technologies for acute respiratory failure. His research is focused on the interaction of lung microbiome and innate immunity and its role in causing chronic rejection in lung transplantation. His other clinical interests include management of ARDS, pulmonary embolism, and lung donor management.

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.