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Michael Bradley Drummond, MHS, MD, ATSF
Assembly Chair
Michael Bradley Drummond, MHS, MD, ATSF


We want to welcome you to the ATS Assembly on Clinical Problems website. The Clinical Problems Assembly is a diverse group of adult pulmonologists, critical care physicians, surgeons, and other allied health care professionals involved in the care and research of patients with a diverse array of pulmonary diseases. The primary goal of the Assembly is to improve the care of pulmonary patients through research, education, and the dissemination of cutting-edge information to clinicians and researchers.

The Assembly has Four Standing Committees:

The Planning Committee is responsible for developing the long-term strategy of the Clinical Problems Assembly. It is the place where members can have input into future projects and activities. The Chair of the Planning Committee is Allison Lambert, MD, MHS.

The Program Committee is responsible for organizing the Clinical Problems Assembly Program of the International Conference. Clinical topics, clinical workshops, evening and pre-conference postgraduate sessions, and the review and organization of presentation of close to 1,000 abstracts are the major activities of this Committee. The Chair of this Committee is Joyce Lee, MD.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating candidates for Chairs of the International Program Committee and the Clinical Problems Assembly. The Chair of this Committee is Sonye Danoff, MD, PhD.

The Executive Committee provides oversight for all Clinical Problems Assembly functions. It convenes monthly to discuss Assembly issues and to foster the development and integration of all Assembly activities. The Chair of the Executive committee is Michael Bradley Drummond, MHS, MD, ATSF.

Our Assembly welcomes and actively supports new fellows, clinicians, researchers, and other health care professionals who are interested in the clinical care and research of pulmonary diseases.

Thank you for our interest in the Clinical Problems Assembly. Your input and feedback are always welcome. You may contact us at with your thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the assembly. Please follow us on Twitter at We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our annual Assembly meeting.