NYMâ€™s chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Suhail Raoof, was elected President of the prestigious American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Dr. Raoof will fill this role from October of 2011 through October of 2012. Over the next few years he will spend time with the current ACCP leadership, planning his future agenda.
The ACCP constitutes the largest group of chest physicians in the world (pulmonary physicians, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and pediatric chest specialists) and is the premier source of education for chest physicians all around the globe. With a membership in excess of 16,000, representing almost 50 countries, the organization has evolved into the definitive resource for chest physicians worldwide. With board review courses, enduring educational products, and adherence to patient focused care, the College has put itself in a position of tremendous influence on the manner in which pulmonary physicians practice their craft.
To be president of this organization represents the pinnacle of an academic career. The ACCP is celebrating its 75th year of existence, and prior presidents represent a veritable â€œWhoâ€™s Whoâ€ in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
In addition to being Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at NYM, Dr. Raoof is professor of clinical medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is the author of numerous articles in the areas of pulmonary and critical care medicine, chest radiology and mechanical ventilation.