GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) announced today that Robert A. Musacchio, PhD, has been appointed as its new Executive Vice President and CEO, effective immediately. In this role, Musacchio will lead the international organization's day-to-day operations and staff of more than 100 employees.
Musacchio joined CHEST in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer of CHEST Enterprises, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of CHEST. During his time with CHEST, he has led the launch of CHEST Analytics; expanded CHEST's global programs, products, and partnerships; updated the organization's financial systems and policies; and strengthened business relationships.
Musacchio joined CHEST after a 35-year career with the American Medical Association (AMA), including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the association. In previous roles with the AMA, Musacchio was responsible for membership, information technology, business operations, publishing, and global business development, contributing significantly to the overall operating performance of the AMA for all of its major products and customer markets.
"We have confidence in Bob's ability to partner with the talented CHEST staff and volunteer leaders to successfully advance CHEST's strategy, business, and organizational goals and to work with our trusted partners," said Clayton T. Cowl, MD, FCCP, CHEST's president.
"I am very proud to accept the position and responsibility of being the next Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of CHEST," said Musacchio. "The noble mission and innovative and exciting spirit that define CHEST are very appealing. I look forward to working closely with the CHEST and CHEST Foundation boards and staff to help the organization provide innovative, world-class education to its members, while furthering the goal of defeating lung disease, critical care illness and sleep disorders."
About the American College of Chest Physicians®CHEST is the global leader in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication, and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 20,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit chestnet.org.
Media Contact:Andrea Caminoacamino@chestnet.org224-521-9513
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SOURCE American College of Chest Physicians
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