Closing Session


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Ending on a High Note

Don’t miss our closing session, the first of its kind at CHEST Annual Meeting. From passing the CHEST presidency torch from Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP, to Steven Simpson, MD, FCCP; honoring new FCCP designates; and recapping the sessions that had everyone talking, it’s sure to end CHEST 2020 on a high note.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm CT

Dr. Steven Simpson

Steven Simpson, MD, FCCP
CHEST President Elect


Congratulations to those CHEST members who obtained the Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) designation this year. Pursuit of FCCP demonstrates excellence in chest medicine and symbolizes commitment as a leader at the forefront of clinical chest medicine. In 2020, CHEST awarded a total of 124 FCCPs, representing 13 countries and 31 of the 50 states in the United States.

View All the 2020 FCCP Designees

Mohannad Abu Omar, MD, FCCP
Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States

Sandip Agarwal, MBBS, FCCP
Chas, India

Abdalaziz Ahmed, MD, FCCP
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Janabi, MBChB, FCCP
El Cajon, California, United States

Muneer Al Zoby, MD, FCCP
Youngstown, Ohio, United States

Dana P. Albon, MD, MS, FCCP
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Omar M. Albustami, MD, FCCP
Friendswood, Texas, United States

Abdullah Alismail, RRT, MS, FCCP
Loma Linda, California, United States

Khalid Alokla, MD, FCCP
Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Fahad Alroumi, MD, FCCP
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Aly Ahmed Aly Sayed Ahmed Aly A Alzayyat, MBBS, FCCP
Cairo, Egypt

Arzu Ari, PhD, FCCP
Round Rock, Texas, United States

Ashwini Arjuna, MD, FCCP
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Anirudh Aron, MD, FCCP
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Shambhu Aryal, MD, FCCP
Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Amer Hassan Assiri, MD, FCCP
Abha, Saudi Arabia

Shyamasundar Balasubramanya, MD, FCCP
Los Angeles, California, United States

Debasree Banerjee, MD, MS, FCCP
Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Abbie Begnaud, MD, FCCP
Edina, Minnesota, United States

Anthony S. Bonavia, MD, FCCP
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Andrea B. Braun, MD, FCCP
Houston, Texas, United States

Jeanette P. Brown, MD, PhD, FCCP
Farmington, Utah, United States

Rafael A. Calderon-Candelario, MD, MSc, FCCP
Miami, Florida, United States

Sonia M. Castillo, MD, FCCP
Shawnee, Kansas, United States

Som N. Chalise, MD, FCCP
Yorktown, Virginia, United States

Edward Charbek, MD, FCCP
Ballwin, Missouri, United States

Bashar Chihada Alhariri, MD, FCCP
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, ACNP, FCCP
Naperville, Illinois, United States

Daniel Cormican, MD, FCCP
Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States

Steven L. Davidoff, MD, FCCP
Dallas, Texas, United States

Kevin R. Davidson, MD, FCCP
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Thomas W. Decato, MD, FCCP
Spokane, Washington, United States

Pulak Kumar Dey, MBBS, FCCP
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nitin A. Dhaon, MD, FCCP
Ocala, Florida, United States

Bashar I. Farjo, MD, FCCP
Bellaire, Texas, United States

John H. Ferguson, MD, FCCP
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States

James B. Gleason, MD, FCCP
Dayton, Ohio, United States

Ashraf A. Gohar, MD, FCCP
Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nageswar Rao Gopathi, MD, FCCP
Guntur, India

Umesh Goswami, MBBS, FCCP
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Rohit Gupta, MD, FCCP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Walid Hadid, MD, FCCP
Goshen, Indiana, United States

Maged Haggag, MD, FCCP
Cairo, Egypt

Raiza Hameed, MD, FCCP
Aluva, India

Nadia A. Hasaneen, MD, PhD, FCCP
Smithtown, New York, United States

Hafiz Rizwan T. Hashmi, MD, FCCP
Marion, Iowa, United States

Jason J. Heavner, MD, FCCP
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States

Van K. Holden, MD, FCCP
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Brandon James Hooks, DO, FCCP
Portage, Michigan, United States

Mandeep Hundal, MD, FCCP
Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Veronika Jedlovszky, MD, FCCP
Newport, Vermont, United States

Amit P. Jose, MBBS, DNB, FCCP
Thripunithura, India

Asad W. Kabir, MBBS, FCCP
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Navin R. Kaini, MD, MD, FCCP
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States

Umar Kaleem, MBBS, FCCP
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Ghassan Kamel, MD, FCCP
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States

Corey Kershaw, MD, FCCP
Dallas, Texas, United States

Zeeshan Khan, DO, FCCP
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States

Adnan Khan, MD, FCCP
Joplin, Missouri, United States

Pedja M. Kovacevic, MD, MS, FCCP
Banja Luka, Bosnia

Bryan D. Kraft, MD, FCCP
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Abhisheka Kumar, MD, FCCP
Patna, India

Anupam Kumar, MD, FCCP
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Janna S. Landsperger, APRN-BC, FCCP
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Chor-Kuan Lim, MD, FCCP
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Jason Long, MD, FCCP
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Bethany L. Lussier, MD, FCCP
Plano, Texas, United States

Nikhil Madan, MD, FCCP
Livingston, New Jersey, United States

Tashfeen Mahmood, MD, FCCP
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

Hamidreza Mahoozi, MD, FCCP
Rellingen, Germany

Gregory S. Marler, DNP, ACNP, FCCP
Lewisville, North Carolina, United States

S. Rebecca Martin, MD, FCCP
Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States

Nydia P. Martinez, MD, FCCP
Miramar, Florida, United States

Ajsza Matela, MD, FCCP
New York, New York, United States

Asmita Mehta, MD, FCCP
Kochi, India

Rashmi Mishra, MD, FCCP
Spokane, Washington, United States

Kush Modi, MBBS, FCCP
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Benjamin Moses, MD, FCCP
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Ahsan M. Mughal, MBBS, FCCP
Swansea, United Kingdom

Vivek Murthy, MD, FCCP
New York, New York, United States

Sravanthi Nandavaram, MD, FCCP
Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Boulos S. Nassar, MD, MPH, FCCP
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Qaiser Niazi, MBBS, MPH, FCCP
Islamabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Usamah Bin Noor, MBBS, FCCP
Manchester, United Kingdom

Vikram V. Oke, MBBS, FCCP
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States

Margarita Oks, MD, FCCP
Long Island City, New York, United States

Oscar F. Parodi Ortiz de Villate, MD, FCCP
Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States

Manish L. Patel, MD, FCCP
Amarillo, Texas, United States

Amol N. Patil, MD, FCCP
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Manju P. Paul, MBBS, FCCP
Syracuse, New York, United States

Mau Ern Poh, MBBS, FCCP
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Steven P. Praske, DO, FCCP
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, United States

Tauseef Qureshi, MD, FCCP
Laguna Niguel, California, United States

Craig Rackley, MD, FCCP
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Pradeep Rajagopalan, MD, FCCP
Kingshill, United Kingdom

Kristina E. Ramirez, RRT, MPH, FCCP
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Ganga R. Ranasuriya, MD, FCCP
Montoursville, Pennsylvania, United States

Wilmary Rodriguez-Collado, MD, FCCP
College Station, Texas, United States

Keith Romano, MD, PhD, FCCP
Needham, Massachusetts, United States

Venketraman Sahasranaman, MD, FCCP
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Ashima S. Sahni, MD, FCCP
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Shameen Salam, MD, FCCP
Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Salam S. Salman, MD, FCCP
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Humberto C. Sasieta, MD, FCCP
The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Bhavna Sharma, MD, FCCP
Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States

Umer H. Siddiqui, MD, FCCP
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Baljinder S. Sidhu, MD, FCCP
Los Angeles, California, United States

Harjinder Singh, MD, FCCP
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Karan Singh, MD, FCCP
Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Nupur Sinha, MD, FCCP
Monterey, California, United States

Mahendran C. Sivadasan, MBBS, DNB, FCCP
New Delhi, India

Tyson J. Sjulin, DO, FCCP
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Chun Ian Soo, MD, FCCP
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Leonard A. Stallings, MD, FCCP
High Point, North Carolina, United States

Donna Tanner, RRT, FCCP
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Ashish Anil Tikotekar, MD, FCCP
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Hideki Ujiie, MD, PhD, FCCP
Sapporo, Japan

Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, MD, MSc, FCCP
Decatur, Georgia, United States

Mark Warner, MD, FCCP
Houston, Texas, United States

Adam D. Wells, MD, FCCP
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Richard B. Wettstein, RRT, MEd, FCCP
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Alwin W.T. Yeung, MBBS, FCCP
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Muhammad Yousaf, MBBS, FCCP
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Weihua Zhang, PhD, FCCP
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Chun Ian Soo, MD, FCC

“It is an honor to be accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. I have a strong passion in the field of respiratory medicine, and I believe by becoming an FCCP, it allows me to build, foster, and expand my career network with peers and a world-distinguished group of chest medicine professionals who also share a similar interest. With the FCCP designation, I hope to inspire more junior doctors to the field of respiratory medicine both in the local and international platforms.”

–Chun Ian Soo, MD, FCCP, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“I am proud to be a Fellow in this amazing organization that is welcoming to all members of the clinical team. Being on the Membership Committee allows me to see firsthand how hard CHEST works to be multidisciplinary and evaluating the many candidates for FCCP provides me with a chance to see all the wonderful talent we have as members.”

–Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, FCCP

Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, FCCP

Obtaining the FCCP designation recognizes you as a leader in CHEST, your profession, your institution, and most importantly demonstrates commitment to your patients.