ATS Reading List

ATS Reading List

This updated edition of the ATS Reading List includes articles published through December 2015. We have added and removed a substantial number of articles and further refined the overall organization of the syllabus.

The primary goal of the ATS Reading List is to compile clinically relevant articles familiar to all “well-read” adult pulmonary and critical care physicians. Clinicians wishing to delve into influential original research articles rather than rely solely on the distilled summaries offered by review articles will find it to be a particularly rich resource. The Reading List is not intended to be a “Best Evidence Guide” to pulmonary and critical care medicine, substitute for on-line resources like UpToDate, or serve as another Board Review tool. We have included the following types of articles:

  • Clinical studies that are shaping the debate over the current standard of care
  • Landmark articles of historical significance
  • A select number of highly influential practice guidelines
  • Limited number of review articles meeting at least one of the following criteria:
    • Prominent Pulmonary topic lacking landmark articles or large clinical trials
    • Select topics in Non-Pulmonary Critical Care for which Pulmonary Critical Care providers typically turn to consultants for assistance

The selection of articles is based primarily upon literature searches and various “Year in Review” summaries. This edition has been reviewed by members of the ATS Training Committee. We offer sincere thanks for their valuable editorial input. We acknowledge the process of selecting articles is, to some degree, inherently subjective. Feedback from readers has resulted in substantial improvements to the Reading List, and we welcome additional comments from you.

Please send comments and suggestions to Robert Kempainen, MD at: kempa001@umn.edu

1st Edition: Robert Kempainen, MD, University of Minnesota
Catherine Lee, MD, University of Washington
2004 Update: Gimino V, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2006 Update: Qureshi AS, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2007 Update: Rich TP, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2008 Update: Ham KR, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2009 Update: Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2010 Update: Wetherbee EE, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2011 Update: Wilson AP, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2012 Update: Wilson AP, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2013 Update: Naqvi SB, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2014 Update: Keenan JC, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2015 Update: Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota
2016 Update: Keenan, AG, Kempainen RR, University of Minnesota

With thanks to Christopher Carlsten, University of British Columbia for Occupational And Environmental Medicine update 2006-2015

Last Reviewed: November 2016