Suhail Raoof, MBBS, FCCP, was inducted as president of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the College, held late last month.

Raoof serves as a professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical College of Columbia University and chief of Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, medical director of Respiratory Therapy, and vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

As ACCP President, Raoof will focus on promoting leadership and diversity while strengthening the collaboration of the College with its sister organizations and strategic international partners. This focus will help maintain and strengthen the role of the ACCP as a leader in patient-focused, evidence-based clinical chest medicine.

“Together we are working to fight against lung cancer, COPD, asthma, and other chest disorders,” said Raoof. “Through The CHEST Foundation, the College’s philanthropic arm, we also are working to educate the public on the importance of lung health by providing valuable prevention resources and encouraging community-based activities that people who care about their heart and lungs can follow.”