Clinical Problems

HomeMembersAssemblies and SectionsAssemblies ▶ Clinical Problems
Clinical Problems


Sanjay Sethi, MD
Assembly Chair
Sanjay Sethi, MD

Welcome to the ATS Assembly on Clinical Problems website. Our membership consists of a diverse group of adult pulmonologists, surgeons, researchers and other allied health care professionals involved in the care of the patients with a diverse array of underlying pulmonary diseases. The primary goal of the Assembly is to improve the care of the pulmonary patient through research, education, the dissemination of cutting edge information to clinicians and researchers and continued professional development.

The Assembly has four standing committees:

The Planning Committee is responsible for developing the long-term strategy of the Clinical Problems Assembly. It is the place where members can have input into future projects and activities. The chair of the Planning Committee is David Leader, MD.

The Program Committee is responsible for organizing the Clinical Problems Assembly Program of the International Conference. Clinical topics, clinical workshops, evening and pre conference postgraduate sessions and the review and organization of presentation of close to 1,000 abstracts are the major activities of this committee. The Chair of this committee is Sonye K. Danoff, MD, PhD.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating candidates for Chairs of International Program Committee and the Clinical Problems Assembly. 

The Executive Committee provides oversight for all Clinical Problems Assembly functions. It convenes monthly to discuss Assembly issues and to foster the development and integration of all Assembly activities. The chair of the committee is Sanjay Sethi, MD.

Our assembly welcomes and actively supports new fellows, clinicians, researchers and other health care professionals who are interested in the clinical care and research of pulmonary diseases.

Thank you for our interest in the Clinical Problems Assembly. Your input and feedback is always welcome. You may contact us at with your thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the assembly. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you at our annual Assembly meeting.

Last Reviewed: May 2018