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Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork News

Note from the NetWork Chair

Ped Chest Med_Headshot_Shahid Sheikh_060821The Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork is actively involved in improving pediatric pulmonary involvement at CHEST. This is being done through increased member engagement, including regular contributions to CHEST Physician® publication, participation in session development for the annual meeting, and increased involvement in pediatric sleep medicine, with our focus on diversity and inclusion. Our goal is innovation, with a new pediatric curriculum for the annual meeting (eg, pediatric mechanical ventilation and transitional topics, including chronic diseases beginning in childhood and continuing into adulthood, eg, cystic fibrosis, asthma, sickle cell, etc).

We are actively involved in collaborations with other NetWorks to increase pediatric outreach and reflect that every adult network or disease spectrum has a pediatric component, which is essential for understanding disease and its management. We are also promoting interorganizational collaborations (eg, American Academy of Pediatrics). We actively encourage participation in CHEST Foundation programs in patient and physician education and foundation grant review and submissions.

The NetWork fellowship program continues to be very successful, with fellows having the opportunity to participate in NetWork Steering Committee meetings, connect with fellows from other NetWorks, present at CHEST Annual Meeting, and submit articles for CHEST Physician publication. The Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork continues to see a large number of highly qualified applicants for its steering committee positions, and we encourage everyone to be actively involved in NetWork activities.

Shahid Sheikh, MD, FCCP
Chair, Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork

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NetWork CHEST Physician article 

Check out our NetWork’s latest article, ”Appendicitis and COVIID-19,” by fellow-in-training member, Eric Mull, MD, in the latest CHEST Physician® issue.


Upcoming NetWork calls

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

  • Tuesday, September 7, at 4 pm CT


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.


Get to know your leadership: Sumit Bhargava, MD

Ped Chest Med_Headshot_Sumit Bhargava_060821-1Dr. Sumit Bhargava is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. He is board-certified in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine and serves as the Medical Director at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Sleep Laboratory. Dr. Bhargava has a strong interest in medical education and serves as an Educator-4-CARE at the Stanford School of Medicine. His research interests include medical education and pediatric sleep medicine, with a focus on pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

Also of interest 

  • CHEST 2021 registration is open! Be part of the first in-person chest medicine event in more than a year in Orlando, Florida, October 17-20. Experience the CHEST-brand education you expect, whether you’re in person or attending online for livestreamed, immersive digital learning. While you wait for CHEST 2021, continue your education with the recorded sessions from CHEST 2020.

  • The NetWorks Challenge 2021 starts this July! Join us this summer in a virtual 25k race to raise funds for community-based projects focused on health disparities and disproportionately underserved communities. Get ready to compete in the challenge to directly make an impact on those who could otherwise not afford access to health care. Register for your race kit.

  • Attend CHEST Board Review, August 13-21, to prepare for your ABIM certification exams with the leader in chest medicine board review. Participate in a comprehensive, exam-focused review with top-tier faculty; earn CME credit; and pass your boards. Sign up now.
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