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Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, becomes the 85th President of the American College of Chest Physicians

Organization also announces Dr. John (Jack) D. Buckley as President-Elect, Dr. John Howington as President-Designate and Dr. David Schulman as Immediate Past President

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American College of Chest Physicians

Glenview, IL – Effective January 1, Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, is the new President of the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST). John (Jack) D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, steps into the role of President-Elect, John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP, is the new President-Designate and David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, completes his term as President to become Immediate Past President of CHEST.

CHEST President, Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, is a pulmonary/critical care physician with an extensive background in bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection and medical education. Dr. Addrizzo-Harris is currently a Professor of Medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She serves as the Associate Division Director for Clinical and Faculty Affairs, is the Director of the NYU Bronchiectasis and NTM Program and is Co-Director of the NYU Pulmonary Faculty Practice. She is now serving in her 21st year as the Program Director of NYU’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

During her leadership tenure with CHEST, Dr. Addrizzo-Harris has served on the Marketing Committee, the Health and Science Policy Committee (Chair, 2007 to 2009), Government Relations Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Education Committee, Governance Committee, Editorial Board for the CHEST Physician® publication, Professional Standards Committee (Chair, 2016 to 2018), Board of Regents and CHEST Foundation Board of Trustees. Most recently, Dr. Addrizzo-Harris served as the President of the CHEST Foundation from 2018 to 2019 and Co-Chair of the Foundation Awards Committee from 2015 to 2020. Dr. Addrizzo-Harris will serve as the sixth woman to lead the American College of Chest Physicians.

CHEST President-Elect, John (Jack) D. Buckley, MD, MPH, FCCP, is a pulmonologist and critical care physician with an extensive background in education. He currently serves as the Division Leader of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the Henry Ford Medical Group and Health System.

Dr. Buckley has been an active and engaged member of CHEST since 1997. He has served in leadership roles across many domains of the organization, including CHEST 2020 Congress Italy, Chair of the CHEST 2013 Scientific Program Committee, Board of Regents, Compensation Committee, Governance Committee, Training and Transitions Committee (Chair, 2011 to 2012), Bylaws Committee (Chair, 2010 to 2012), Honor Lecture and Awards Committee and the Affiliate Network. He currently serves on the CHEST SEEK Pulmonary Medicine Editorial Board and is the Chair of the Pulmonary Medicine Board Review.

CHEST President-Designate, John Howington, MD, MBA, FCCP, is a cardiothoracic surgeon currently serving as Chief of Oncology Services and Chair of Thoracic Surgery at Ascension Saint Thomas Health and Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Howington received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University and medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and thoracic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Most recently, he received his Physician Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Howington began his CHEST leadership journey with the Networks, as Member of the Interventional Chest Medicine Steering Committee and then as Thoracic Oncology Network Chair (2008 to 2010). Other leadership positions include serving as the President of the CHEST Foundation (2014 to 2016), Member of the Scientific Program Committee, Member of the Membership Committee and, most recently, as the Chair of the Finance Committee from 2018 to 2021. Since 2017, he has served on the Board of Regents as a Member-at-Large.

CHEST Immediate Past President, David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP , is a pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician with an extensive background in education and educational administration. He is Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. For 14 years, he directed their Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program but recently stepped down to take on the role of Director of the School of Medicine’s preclinical foundations curriculum. His primary area of academic interest is on faculty development and research in the domains of teaching effectiveness and assessment.

Before serving as the President of CHEST, Dr. Schulman was the Chair of the CHEST 2018 Scientific Program Committee, Program Chair of the 2019 CHEST Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, and the Editor in Chief of the CHEST Physician publication, among other leadership roles.

To learn more about CHEST leadership, visit the CHEST website.

About the American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit

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