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Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork News

Note from the NetWork Chair

Dear friends and colleagues,

Interven Chest_Headshot_Kamran Mahmood_060821-1We are dealing with another wave of COVID-19 and extreme weather causing flooding in the South and Northeast and raging fires in the Western US. Similar challenges are being faced all over the globe. Unfortunately, public opinion and political resolve remain divided on the strategies to combat COVID and global warming. All these crises have directly impacted our professional and personal lives. However, we continue to tirelessly toil taking care of patients with COVID-19 and managing other medical disorders like lung cancer, which have shown no signs of abatement. I want to thank you on behalf of CHEST and the Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork for your extraordinary persistence and hard work. We are with you every single step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact me and the Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork Steering Committee members if we can be of any assistance.

Stay safe and healthy.


Kamran Mahmood, MD, MPH, FCCP
Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork Chair

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NetWork CHEST Physician article 

Check out our NetWork’s latest article, ”Risk stratification and management of pleural infections,” by steering committee members, Abhinav Agrawal, MD, and Samaan Rafeq, MD, in the latest CHEST Physician® issue.

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CHEST 2021

Missed the NetWork Featured Lecture? Registrants can view “Research in Pleural Disease: The Light Shines On” soon on the CHEST 2021 platform until October 1, 2022, plus explore NetWork Bites and other relevant content. If you haven’t registered for CHEST 2021 yet, you still can for a very limited time to gain access to more than 200 educational sessions. Register now.

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COVID-19 resources 

Explore the COVID-19 Resource Center to find curated content to help you during the pandemic. Browse through clinical resources, access key research related to the management of patients with COVID-19, view recorded webinars, and more.

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Get to know your leadership: Abhinav Agrawal, MD

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Dr. Abhinav Agrawal is the Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Bronchoscopy and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular, and Thoracic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. After finishing his medical training in India, he completed his Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Northwell Health and Interventional Pulmonology fellowship at the University of Chicago. As an early career member, Dr. Agrawal strongly believes in advancing the field of chest medicine via CHEST; thus, he became involved in the NetWorks program early in his career.

In addition to the Interventional Chest/Diagnostic Procedures NetWork, Dr. Agrawal also serves on the Ultrasonography Domain Task Force and as an active faculty member for CHEST courses. He has also been awarded the Distinguished Chest Educator award for 3 years in a row. Dr. Agrawal is very passionate about interactive medical education and currently serves as an editor and host for the Interventional Pulmonology podcast via the AABIP.

Dr. Agrawal’s primary clinical and research interests include complex airway management, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, and diagnosis and management of benign and malignant pleural diseases.

In his little remaining free time, Dr. Agrawal loves to play and watch soccer games with his friends and spend time with his family. He is an avid movie buff and cannot wait to go back to the movie theatres after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

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