2021 Awards and Recognition

CHEST 2021 Awards and Recognition

Each year, CHEST recognizes members who are making an impact—through their dedication to the organization, by their contributions to medical research and clinical practice, and through their commitment to educating the next generation.

Award Winners

Join us in recognizing the 2021 award recipients.

Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP

Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP

This award is conferred to a CHEST Fellow (FCCP) who has held a CHEST leadership position; has led significant achievements; and/or has donated time, leadership, and service to CHEST.

Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH, FCCP

Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH, FCCP

The College Medalist Award is a long-standing CHEST tradition. This award is given for meritorious service in furthering progress in the field of diseases of the chest.

Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP

Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP

Masters of CHEST are national or international Fellows of CHEST who have distinguished themselves by attaining professional preeminence. Because of their personal character and leadership; extraordinary contributions to medical research, clinical practice, quality improvement, or medical education; and years of enduring and outstanding service to CHEST, they have advanced chest medicine.

Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP

Scott Manaker, MD, PhD, FCCP

This award honors Alfred Soffer, Master FCCP, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, CHEST®, from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992. Recipients have made significant contributions to CHEST and are often world experts in their fields, have written numerous papers and abstracts, have served as primary investigators, and/or have served as a department editor of the journal CHEST.

Matthew C. Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP

Matthew C. Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP

The Early Career Clinician Educator Award recognizes the achievements of a clinician educator who has already made significant contributions to CHEST educational activities and is committed to continuing to grow as CHEST faculty.

Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP

The Master Clinician Educator Award recognizes long-term achievements of one clinician educator who has made significant contributions to CHEST activities and has demonstrated a strong commitment to medical education throughout their career.

Presidential Citations

Awarded on behalf of the CHEST President, to individuals who have shown their dedication to the chest medicine field and many for their contributions to CHEST.

COVID-19 Task Force

Ryan Maves, MD, FCCP – Chair
Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP
Neha S. Dangayach, MD
Jeffrey Dichter, MD, FCCP
Alice Gallo De Moraes, MD
James Geiling, MD, MPH, FCCP

Holly Keyt, MD, FCCP
Stephanie M. Levine, MD, FCCP
Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP
Marcos Restrepo, MD, PhD, FCCP
Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP
Angel Coz Yataco, MD, FCCP

CHEST Staff: Katlyn Froslan, Robb Rabito, CHCP, Lilly Rodriguez, Karla Velilla, Heather Watkins

Scientific Presentation Awards

Alfred Soffer Research Awards

Presented abstracts will be judged by session moderators, and award recipients will be selected for their outstanding original scientific research. Finalists will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and the quality of their oral presentation. This award is named in honor of Alfred Soffer, MD, Master FCCP, who was Editor in Chief of the journal, CHEST®, from 1968 to 1993, and Executive Director of CHEST from 1969 to 1992.

Young Investigator Awards

Investigators who are enrolled in a training or fellowship program or who have completed a fellowship program within 5 years prior to CHEST 2021 are eligible for Young Investigator Awards. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract and presentation. Recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research.

Top 5 Poster Awards

Awards will be granted to the finalists presenting the top scientific research posters. Presenters will be evaluated on the basis of their written abstract, the quality of their research, and their oral presentation. Award recipients will be selected by judges from the Scientific Presentations and Awards Committee for their outstanding original scientific research.

Case Report Session Awards

The Top Case Report Awards are granted to one presenter in each slide (oral) session at the CHEST Annual Meeting for outstanding original scientific research and presentation.

Case Report Poster Awards

The Top Case Report Awards are granted to one presenter in each semifinalist poster session, determined by written submission score, at the CHEST Annual Meeting for outstanding original scientific research and presentation.

The Scientific Presentations and Awards and Training and Transitions Committees are pleased to announce the award winners from the scientific abstract and case report presentations. All submissions are available with open access in the journal CHEST® online.

Alfred Soffer Research Award Winners

Mathieu Saint-Pierre, MD: Methacholine Challenge Testing: a Clinical Prediction Model Utilizing Demographic Data and Spirometry Results
Milind K Bhagat, MD: High Flow Nasal Cannula FIO2 Cutoffs Identified Early in the Hospital Course are Associated with Increased Mortality Risk in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
Amber J Meservey, MD: Outcomes of Patients Across the Spectrum of Pulmonary Hypertension Groups Prescribed Inhaled Treprostinil

Young Investigator Award Winners

Christopher Streiler, MD: Community Pulmonologist Access to Multidisciplinary Discussion at an Academic Referral Center Leads to Changes in Management of Interstitial Lung Disease
William B. Feldman, MD: COPD Exacerbations and Pneumonia Hospitalizations in New Users of Combination Maintenance Inhalers: a Comparative Effectiveness and Safety Study

Top 5 Abstract Posters

Winner: Riley Kermanian: Management of Coronary Artery Calcification in Patients Enrolled in a Low-dose Computerized Tomography Lung Cancer Screening Program
Winner: Rohit Reddy: Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in ARDS Due to COVID-19: Comparison of the First and the Second Wave
Winner: Taylor A. Intihar, BA: Light Patterns of the Medical ICU: Are We Disrupting Circadian Rhythms?
Runner up: Jason Wong, MD: Completion of Pulmonary Rehabilitation is Associated with Improvement in Depression Scores and Other Quality of Life Measures in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease
Runner up: Harshil Shah, MD: Impact of Sepsis on Outcomes of Hospitalizations Due to COPD

Case Report Session Winners

Remarkable Pulmonary Cases: Mena Botros, MD: Clinical Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients with SARS-COV2
Bacterial Infections: Benjamin Carmel, DO: Cotton Swab Today, Brain Abscess Tomorrow
Challenging Critical Care Cases: Rajaninder Sharma, MD: Pulmonary Tumor Thrombotic Microangiopathy: the Rare and Fatal Association of Adenocarcinoma and Right Ventricular Failure
Diffuse Lung Diseases: Rizwana RR Rana, MBBS: A Rare Cause of Pulmonary Nodules
Viruses, Fungi, and Parasites Infections: Michelle Forson, MD: Strongyloidiasis-related Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion: an Unexpected Differential for Post-Cardiac Injury Syndrome
Critical Care Cases: Act Quickly: Christina Jee Ah Rhee, MD: Airway Implications of Cricoarytenoid Arthritis: a Report and Review of the Literature
Airway Issues: Benadin Varajic, MD: An Unusual and Life-threatening Complication of Endotracheal Intubation
Miscellaneous Cases 1: SHREY SHAH, MD: A Case of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension From Vitamin C Deficiency
Miscellaneous Cases 2: Glenn W. Pottmeyer, DO, MPH: Biliary Stent Migration: a Rare Cause of Right-sided Pulmonary Abscess

Case Report Poster Winners

Advanced Cancer Case Report Posters: Sangita Goel, MD: Let’s Meet in the Middle: Simultaneous Endoscopic and Bronchoscopic Suture Repair to Close a Left Main-Stem Malignant Broncho-Esophageal Fistula
Cardiovascular Case Report Posters: Marianna Weaver, DO: Swan-Ganz and Intra-Pericardial Pressure-guided Pericardiocentesis in Scleroderma-associated PAH
Remarkable Cases Posters 1: Katie Capp, MD: Humidifier-associated Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Remarkable Cases Posters 2: Sahar Samani, MD: Artifactual Hypoxemia in Patients with Hydroxyurea-induced Blue Lunula Fingernails

Distinguished CHEST Educators

CHEST is pleased to announce the 2021 Distinguished CHEST Educators (DCEs). These individuals have shown great commitment, involvement, and leadership in CHEST education programs and activities.

DCE recipients represent the top 4% of CHEST’s international faculty and are recognized for their achievements and long-term contributions to the design and delivery of CHEST education. DCEs are selected on a yearly basis, based on the past 3 years of CHEST educational activities. It is a 1-year designation and can be received multiple times.

This year, we recognize the faculty who provided the chest medicine community with up-to-date education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their hard work and dedication over the past year deserve to be recognized. We are truly grateful for all faculty who advance CHEST as a leader in clinical education.

Sandra Adams, MD, MS, FCCP
Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP
Muhammad Adrish, MD, MBA, FCCP
Abhinav Agrawal, MD
Ritwick Agrawal, MD, MS, FCCP
Jason Akulian, MD, FCCP
Raed Alalawi, MD, FCCP
J. Shirine Allam, MD, FCCP
Robert Anderson, APRN-BC
Christine Argento, MD, FCCP
David Bell, MD, FCCP
Hassan Bencheqroun, MD, FCCP
Michel Boivin, MD, FCCP
Jean Bourbeau, MD, MS
David Bowton, MD, FCCP
Kevin Brown, MD, FCCP
John Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP
Sean Callahan, MD
Michelle Cao, DO, FCCP
Brian Carlin, MD
Christopher Carroll, MD, FCCP
Roberto Casal, MD
Mary Cataletto, MD, FCCP
June Chae, MD
Subani Chandra, MD, FCCP
Ching-Fei Chang, MD
Alexander Chen, MD
George Zhi Cheng, MD, PhD, FCCP
Matthew Churpek, MD, PhD
Neala Cline, RN
Jacob Collen, MD, FCCP
Nancy Collop, MD, Master FCCP
Basak Coruh, MD, FCCP
Clayton Cowl, MD, MS, FCCP
Angel Coz Yataco, MD, FCCP
Carolyn D’Ambrosio, MD, FCCP
Bhavinkumar Dalal, MD, FCCP
Mauricio Danckers, MD, FCCP
Neha Dangayach, MD
Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP
John Davies, RRT, MA, FCCP
Zachary DePew, MD, FCCP
Amanda Dexter, RRT, MSc
Daniel Dilling, MD, FCCP
Kevin Doerschug, MD, MS, FCCP
Kevin Dushay, MD, FCCP
Eric Edell, MD, FCCP
Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP
William Enfinger
Saadia Faiz, MD, FCCP
David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP
Mark Fenton, MD, MSc, FCCP
Jason Filopei, MD
Neil Freedman, MD, FCCP
Laura Kathleen Frye, MD
Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MS, FCCP
John Gaillard, MD, FCCP
Alice Gallo De Moraes, MD
De De Gardner, RRT, DrPh, FCCP
Colin Gillespie, MD
Anne Gonzalez, MD, FCCP
Yonatan Greenstein, MD, FCCP
Maritza Groth, MD, FCCP
Keith Guevarra, DO, FCCP
Joshua Hamilton, MD, FCCP
Nicola Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP
Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP
Matthew Hegewald, MD, FCCP
Steven Hollenberg, MD, FCCP
Aaron Holley, MD, FCCP
Candace Huebert, MD, FCCP
Robert Hyzy, MD, FCCP
David Janz, MD
Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, FCCP
Laura Johnson, MD, FCCP
Carl Kaplan, MD, FCCP
Viren Kaul, MD, FCCP
William Kelly, MD, FCCP
Cassie Kennedy, MD, FCCP
Holly Keyt, MD, FCCP
Roozehra Khan, DO, FCCP
Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP
Andrew Klein, MS, RRT-ACCS
Seth Koenig, MD, FCCP
Monica Kraft, MD, FCCP
Karol Kremens, MD, FCCP
Patricia Kritek, MD, FCCP
Sunita Kumar, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Chitra Lal, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Carla Lamb, MD, FCCP
Janna Landsperger, APRN-BC, FCCP
Mark Lavercombe, MBBS, FCCP
Hans Lee, MD, FCCP
Melissa Lesko, DO, FCCP
Deborah Jo Levine, MD, MS, FCCP
Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP
Holger Link, MD
Kenneth Lyn-Kew, MD
Michael Machuzak, MD, FCCP
Neil MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
Donald Mahler, MD, FCCP
Kamran Mahmood, MD, MPH
Fabien Maldonado, MD, FCCP
Atul Malhotra, MD, FCCP
Darcy Marciniuk, MD, Master FCCP
Gregory Marler, DNP, ACNP, FCCP
Diego Maselli Caceres, MD, FCCP
Stephen Mathai, MD, MHS, FCCP
Ryan Maves, MD, FCCP
Paul Mayo, MD, FCCP
Henry Mayo-Malasky, MD
Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP
Hiren Mehta, MD, FCCP
Jonathan Mendelson, MD
Matthew Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP
Taro Minami, MD, FCCP
Lisa Moores, MD, FCCP
Amy Morris, MD, FCCP
John Mullon, MD, FCCP
Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP
Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP
Darlene Nelson, MD, FCCP
Alexander Niven, MD, FCCP
Kevin O’Neil, MD, MHA, FCCP
Erik Osborn, MD
Daniel Ouellette, MD, MS, FCCP
Howard Panitch, MD, FCCP
Nicholas Pastis, MD, FCCP
Paru Patrawalla, MD, FCCP
Cheryl Paulson, RRT, MEd
Jay Peters, MD, FCCP
Margaret Pisani, MD, MPH, FCCP
Jason Poston, MD
Whitney Prince, MD, FCCP
Craig Rackley, MD, FCCP
Navitha Ramesh, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Suhail Raoof, MBBS, Master FCCP
Mary Jane Reed, MD, FCCP
Cristina Reichner, MD, FCCP
Marcos Restrepo, MD, PhD, FCCP
Todd Rice, MD, FCCP
Otis Rickman, DO, FCCP
Roy Ridgeway
M. Patricia Rivera, MD, FCCP
Linda Rogers, MD, FCCP
Bernard Roth, MD, FCCP
Ashutosh Sachdeva, MBBS, FCCP
Sandeep Sahay, MD, FCCP
Anthony Saleh, MD, FCCP
Pralay Sarkar, MBBS, FCCP
Lewis Satterwhite, MD, FCCP
Harald Sauthoff, MD
Gregory Schmidt, MD, FCCP
Mary Beth Scholand, MD
David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP
Brady Scott, PhD, RRT, FCCP
Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MA, FCCP
Bernardo Selim, MD, FCCP
Curtis Sessler, MD, FCCP
Sonali Sethi, MD, FCCP
Rakesh Shah, MD, FCCP
Shahid Sheikh, MD, FCCP
Ariel Shiloh, MD
Samira Shojaee, MD, MPH, FCCP
Marcos Silva Restrepo
Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, FCCP
Steven Simpson, MD, FCCP
Jaspal Singh, MD, FCCP
Joshua Smith, MD, FCCP
Amik Sodhi, MBBS, FCCP
Susan Stempek, PA-C, MS, FCCP
Paul Stillwell, MD, FCCP
Mary Strek, MD, FCCP
William Stringer, MD, FCCP
Eleanor Summerhill, MD, FCCP
Salim Surani, MD, MSc, FCCP
Nichole Tanner, MD, MS, FCCP
Lynn Tanoue, MD, FCCP
Sarah Tapyrik, MD, FCCP
Victor Test, MD, FCCP
Lauren Tobias, MD
Arthur Tokarczyk, MD, FCCP
James Town, MD
Adey Tsegaye, MD, FCCP
Saiprakash Venkateshiah, MD, FCCP
Momen Wahidi, MD, MBA, FCCP
Tyler Weiss, RRT-ACCS, MSc
Troy Wilson, AAS
Gretchen Winter, MD
Lisa Wolfe, MD, FCCP
Henry Yaggi, MD
Lonny Yarmus, DO, MBA, FCCP
Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, PhD, FCCP
Natalie Yip, MD
David Zielinski, MD, FCCP

New FCCP Designees

Congratulations to those CHEST members who obtained the Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) designation over the last year.

Pursuit of FCCP demonstrates excellence in chest medicine and symbolizes commitment as a leader at the forefront of clinical chest medicine. In 2021, CHEST awarded a total of 105 FCCPs representing 13 countries and 29 of the 50 United States. This year’s new initiates will be recognized at the Opening Session on Sunday, October 17, at 3:30 pm CT.

Ali Abedi, MD, FCCP
Michael Agustin, MD, FCCP
Saima Akhtar Shahzad, MD, FCCP
Mukhtar Al-Saadi, MD, FCCP
Abdulrazak Alchakaki, MD, FCCP
Hafez Alsmaan, MD, FCCP
Bravein Amalakuhan, MD, FCCP
Niranjan Babu Ananda Setty, MBBS, FCCP
David Anderson, DO, FCCP
Benton Turner Ashlock, MD, FCCP
Andrew Badke, MD, FCCP
Hisham Badreldin, PharmD, FCCP
Irfan Budhani, MD, FCCP
Karel Calero, MD, FCCP
Aditya Chada, MD, FCCP
Rumon Chakravarty, MD, FCCP
Jerry Cheriyan, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Daniel Cuadrado, MD, FCCP
Rajany Dy, MD, FCCP
Takashi Eguchi, MD, FCCP
Subbarao Elapavaluru, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Heidi Erickson, MD, FCCP
Rania Esteitie, MD, FCCP
Michael Gale, MD, FCCP
Louis Gerolemou, DO, FCCP
Andrea S. Gershon, MD, FCCP
Harmeen Goraya, MD, FCCP
O’Neil Green, MBBS, FCCP
Wasim Hamarneh, MD, FCCP
Md Hasibul Hasan, MBBS, MPH, FCCP
Michelle Homan, DO, FCCP
Albert Iruthiaraj Anthony, MBBS, FCCP
Nathaniel Ivanick, MD, FCCP
Nikhil Jagan, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Nitesh Jain, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Praveen Jinnur, MBBS, FCCP
Anurag Johri, MD, FCCP
Madan Joshi, MD, FCCP
Sharad Joshi, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Arun Joy, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Daron Kahn, MD, FCCP
Saroj P. Kandel, MD, FCCP
Haradatt Karande, MD, FCCP
Viren Kaul, MD, FCCP
Antarpreet Kaur, MD, FCCP
Victor Kha, DO, FCCP
Venugopal Kizhikkilot, Jr., MD, FCCP
Shravan Kooragayalu, MD, FCCP
Violet Kramer, MD, FCCP
Pranav Kumar, MBBS, FCCP
Wang Chun Kwok, MBBS, FCCP
Abdel Rahman Lataifeh, MD, FCCP
Susanti Le, MD, MPH, FCCP
Robert Lee, MD, FCCP
Gabriel Loor, MD, FCCP
Anthony L. Loschner, MD, FCCP
Luke Mahan, APRN, FCCP
Varunn Malathy Dhanapal, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Paras Malhotra, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Rajapriya Manickam, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Nina Maouelainin, DO, MBA, FCCP
Jacob Mathew, MD, PharmD, FCCP
Michael Megally, MD, FCCP
Dionne Morgan, MBBS, FCCP
Rahul Mutneja, MBBS, FCCP
Saiprasad Narsingam, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Muhammad Josheel Naveed, MBBS, FCCP
Sean O’Loghlen, MD, FCCP
Upul G.P. Pathirana, MD, MBSS, FCCP
Monali Patil, MBBS, FCCP
Puneet Singh Perhar, MD, FCCP
Adnan Pervez, MD, FCCP
Bharati Prasad, MD, FCCP
Sohail Khan Raja, MBBS, FCCP
Vijay Ramalingam, MD, FCCP
Syed Muzaffar Ali Rizvi, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Ankit Sakhuja, MBBS, FCCP
Swathi Sangli, MD, FCCP
Ghulam Sarwar, MBBS, FCCP
Arjunsa Hiralalsa Satapute, MBBS, FCCP
James Aaron Scott, DO, FCCP
Sameep Sehgal, MBBS, FCCP
Madeeha Shahzadi, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Zaid Shakir, MBChB, FCCP
Jesse Sherratt, DO, FCCP
Adeel Shibli, MBBS, FCCP
Bhaja Shrestha, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Rabin Shrestha, MD, FCCP
Sanjeet Shrestha, MD, FCCP
Sarah Sungurlu, DO, FCCP
Sharven Taghavi, MD, FCCP
Sarabon Tahura, MBBS, FCCP
Chi Chun Tam, MBBS, FCCP
Miranda Tan, DO, FCCP
Kate Tayban, ARNP-C, FCCP
Manjit Tendolkar, MD, FCCP
Laura Thomas, MD, FCCP
Pawan Tiwari, MBBS, DM, FCCP
Tarkeshwar Tiwary, MD, MBBS, FCCP
Kovid Trivedi, MBBS, FCCP
Priyanka Vyas, MD, FCCP
Janice Wang, MD, FCCP
Tyler Weiss, RRT-ACCS, MSc, FCCP
Kathy Wilson, MD, FCCP
Sammy Zakaria, MD, FCCP

(As of September 10, 2021)