Council of Chapter Representatives

Immediate Past Chair - Alabama Thoracic Society Chapter Jennifer Trevor, MD Birmingham, AL
Chair - New York State Thoracic Society Chapter Manoj J. Mammen, FACP, ATSF Rochester, NY
Chair-Elect - California Thoracic Society Chapter Ni-Cheng Liang, ATSF, MD Encinitas, CA
Secretary - Utah Thoracic Society Chapter Sarah Beesley, MD, MSc Salt Lake City, UT
Representative - Colorado Thoracic Society Chapter Carolyn H. Welsh, MD, ATSF Aurora, CO Colorado Thoracic Society
Representative - Georgia Thoracic Society Chapter Colin Swenson, MD Atlanta, GA
Representative - Oklahoma Thoracic Society Chapter Cory D. Cross, MD Oklahoma City, OK
Representative - Indiana Thoracic Society Chapter Cynthia D. Brown, MD, MS Indianapolis, IN
Representative - South Carolina Thoracic Society Chapter Edward Kilb CHARLESTON, SC
Representative - Oregon Thoracic Society Chapter Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc Clackamas, OR
Representative - South Dakota Thoracic Society Chapter Fady G. Jamous, MD, ATSF Sioux Falls, SD
Representative - Ohio Thoracic Society Chapter Francois Fadell, MD, ATSF Cleveland, OH
Representative - Hawaii Thoracic Society Chapter Gehan Devendra, MD HONOLULU, HI
Representative - Mississippi Thoracic Society Chapter George E. Abraham, MD Jackson, MS
Representative - New Jersey Thoracic Society Chapter Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick, NJ New Jersey Thoracic Society
Representative - Washington Thoracic Society Chapter Kathleen L. Horan, MD Seattle, WA
Representative - Louisiana Thoracic Society Chapter Kevin D. Reed, MD Baton Rouge, LA
Representative - Rhode Island Thoracic Society Chapter Linda Nici, MD Providence, RI Rhode Island Thoracic Society
Representative - West Virginia Thoracic Society Chapter Maple Landvoigt, MD Lewisburg, WV
Representative - Connecticut Thoracic Society Chapter Mario F. Perez, ATSF, MD, MPH Farmington, CT
Representative - California Thoracic Society Chapter Nicholas A. Kolaitis, MD, MS San Francisco, CA
Representative - Arizona Thoracic Society Chapter Richard A. Robbins, MD Gilbert, AZ
Representative - D.C.-Metro Thoracic Society Chapter Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC Metropolitan DC Thoracic Society
Representative - Michigan Thoracic Society Chapter Samya Z. Nasr, MD, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Thoracic Society
Representative - New Mexico Thoracic Society Chapter Sarah Medrek, MD Albuquerque, NM
Representative - North Carolina Thoracic Society Chapter Stephen L. Tilley, MD Chapel Hill, NC
Staff Courtney L. White New York, NY
Staff Kimberly Lawrence New York, NY

ATS chapters further the purposes of the Society within the United States at a state or multi-state level. Each chapter represents a state or small group of states. Chapters must hold a scientific and business meeting each year. Each chapter elects a representative to the Council of Chapter Representatives, which provides a national forum to address issues that are of relevance to the chapters. Chapter representatives represent the concerns of their members to the Council. The Council leadership represents these concerns to the ATS Board of Directors. Chapter representatives should report on the activity of the Council and the ATS to their chapters and should promote the ATS within the chapters. In addition they should seek opportunities to improve performance of all chapters and develop more chapters.

Benchmarks, 2022-2023:
1. Provide education for medical professionals through chapter educational meetings;
2. Actively engage junior professionals in chapter and ATS activities at the local and national level;
3. Form new chapters to broaden opportunities for local medical education and the ATS and chapter presence;
4. Increase the value of ATS membership for clinicians and investigators in the ATS through chapter initiatives;
5. Promote awareness and the value of chapters within the ATS;
6. Support and participate in ATS advocacy initiatives at the local and national level.