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Council of Chapter Representatives

Chair Jennifer Trevor, MD Birmingham, AL
Chair-Elect Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur, GA
Immediate Past Chair Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Cincinnati, OH Ohio Thoracic Society
Secretary Manoj J. Mammen, MD, FACP, ATSF Buffalo, NY
Representative Carolyn H. Welsh, MD, ATSF Aurora, CO Colorado Thoracic Society
Representative Christina R. Bellinger, MD Winston Salem, NC
Representative Christine S. Fukui, MD, ATSF Honolulu, HI Hawaii Thoracic Society
Representative Cory D. Cross, MD Oklahoma City, OK
Representative Eric C. Walter, MD, MSc Clackamas, OR
Representative Erik R. Swenson, MD Seattle, WA
Representative Fady G. Jamous, MD, ATSF Sioux Falls, SD
Representative George E. Abraham, MD Jackson, MS
Representative John B. Cox, MD Charleston, SC
Representative Kevin D. Reed, MD Baton Rouge, LA
Representative Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MEd SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Representative Linda Nici, MD Providence, RI Rhode Island Thoracic Society
Representative Mario F. Perez, MD, MPH Farmington, CT
Representative Richard A. Robbins, MD Gilbert, AZ
Representative Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC Metropolitan DC Thoracic Society
Representative Samya Z. Nasr, MD Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Thoracic Society
Representative Sarah Medrek, MD Albuquerque, NM
Committee Member - Representative Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick, NJ New Jersey 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, 2020-2021:
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.