Past President Dr. Curtis to Address Plenary Session

J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH
J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH

J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, will deliver the keynote address of the Plenary Session at the ATS 2022 International Conference. An expert in critical care, palliative care, and pulmonary medicine, Dr. Curtis was the ATS president in 2009-2010.

“For many years, in many different capacities, Randy Curtis has been a leader of the ATS. He has been an inspiration throughout the respiratory community, at no time more so than right now. It is our privilege to have him as the Keynote speaker at our Plenary,” said current ATS President Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF.

Dr. Curtis is the director of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at UW Medicine at the University of Washington. He is also the A. Bruce Montgomery-American Lung Association endowed chair in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and UW professor of medicine.

Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF
Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF

Dr. Curtis earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He first went to UW as an intern and resident, then completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. During his fellowship, he also completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and earned a Master of Public Health from the UW School of Public Health. He is listed in “The Best Doctors in America.”

Taking place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PT on Tuesday, May 17, in Room 3000/3002/3004 (West Building, Level 3), Moscone Center, the Plenary also will include the ratification of the 2023 slate of officers for the Society, as well as remarks from Dr. Schnapp, the outgoing president, and her successor, Greg Downey, MD, ATSF.

In addition, three Respiratory Health Awards will be presented, including the Outstanding Educator Award, Research Innovation & Translation Award, and Outstanding Clinician Award.

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