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Thoracic Oncology


Advances the concept of multidisciplinary care of the patient with thoracic cancer.

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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 Thoracic Oncology NetWork Steering Committee Call Dates:

  • Friday, February 21: 1:00-2:00 PM CT
  • Friday, May 22: 1:00-2:00 PM CT
  • Friday, September 18: 1:00-2:00 PM CT

Mission Statement

The mission of the CHEST Thoracic Oncology NetWork is to bring together the multidisciplinary community interested in thoracic malignancies with the goal of providing outstanding education for our professional community and patients; advancing the field through clinical, translational, and basic research; and promoting the delivery of cutting-edge, evidence-based care to our patients.


M. Patricia Rivera, MD, FCCP
Liaison: CHEST 2020 Scientific Program Committee



Nichole Tanner, MD, MS, FCCP

Steering Committee

Abbie Begnaud, MD, BS
Anne Gonzalez, MD, FCCP
Jason Long, MD
Hiren Mehta, MD, FCCP
David Ost, MD, MPH, FCCP
Jonathan Puchalski, MD
Samaan Rafeq, MD, FCCP
Ellen Volker, MD, FCCP

Fellow-in-Training Member

Priya Patel, MD


Frank Detterbeck, MD, FCCP
Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, FCCP

Ex Officio Member

Anil Vachani, MD, FCCP

Staff Liaison

Maggie Kosinski