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Respiratory Care


Works to improve patient care through education, research, and collaboration supporting providers of respiratory therapy services across the health-care continuum. Respiratory Care touches almost every other CHEST NetWork by focusing on the delivery of respiratory therapy services, collaborative care, and the education of respiratory care practitioners. The NetWork is unique in its collaboration with multiple external professional organizations and in the number of its members who represent CHEST to these organizations.

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As a NetWork member, you're welcome to join your NetWork Steering Committee calls. If interested in joining an upcoming call, please contact  Maggie Kosinski,  and she will be happy to share access information.

2020 Respiratory Care NetWork Steering Committee Call Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 12: 3:00-4:00 PM CT
  • Wednesday, May 13: 3:00-4:00 PM CT
  • Wednesday, September 16: 3:00-4:00 PM CT


Carl Kaplan, MD, FCCP
Liaison: CHEST 2020 Scientific Program Committee



Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MS, FCCP

Steering Committee

Robert Aranson, MD, FCCP
Arzu Ari, FAARC, PhD
Uma Ayyala, MD
De De Gardner, MSHP, RRT, FCCP
Herbert Patrick, MD, MS, FCCP
Robert Pikarsky, RRT, CPFT, FCCP
Donna Tanner, RRT
Lori Tinkler, MBA
David Vines, RRT, MHS, FCCP
Jonathan Waugh, FAARC, RRT
Richard Wettstein, RRT, MEd

Fellow-in-Training Member

Bethelhem Markos

Ex Officio Member

David Bowton, MD, FCCP

Staff Liaison

Maggie Kosinski