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Council of Chapter Representatives

Chair Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Columbus, OH Ohio Thoracic Society
Chair-Elect Jennifer Trevor, MD Birmingham, AL
Immediate Past Chair Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick, NJ New Jersey Thoracic Society
Secretary Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur, GA
Representative George E. Abraham, MD Jackson, MS
Representative Christina R. Bellinger, MD Winston Salem, NC
Representative Cynthia D. Brown, MS, MD Indianapolis, IN
Representative John B. Cox, MD Charleston, SC
Representative Cory D. Cross, MD Oklahoma City, OK
Representative Christine S. Fukui, MD, ATSF Honolulu, HI Hawaii Thoracic Society
Representative Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC Metropolitan DC Thoracic Society
Representative Fady G. Jamous, MD, ATSF Sioux Falls, SD
Representative Manoj J. Mammen, MD, ATSF Buffalo, NY
Representative Sarah Medrek, MD Albuquerque, NM
Representative Samya Z. Nasr, MD Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Thoracic Society
Representative Linda Nici, MD Providence, RI Rhode Island Thoracic Society
Representative Mario F. Perez, MD, MPH Farmington, CT
Representative Kevin D. Reed, MD Baton Rouge, LA
Representative Richard A. Robbins, MD Gilbert, AZ
Representative Lekshmi Santhosh, MD San Francisco, CA
Representative Erik R. Swenson, MD Seattle, WA
Representative Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc Clackamas, OR
Representative Carolyn H. Welsh, MD, ATSF Aurora, CO Colorado Thoracic Society
Staff May Ling Brantman 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, 2019-2020:
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.