Douglas E. Masini Named a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians

(September 12, 2014) — Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Masini, who also serves as Armstrong's Respiratory Therapy program coordinator, is one of only four non-physicians to be selected for this industry honor.

Masini will be recognized at CHEST 2014, an international medicine convention in Austin, Tex., on October 26. His selection of as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians demonstrates his excellence in chest medicine as well as his dedication to the organization and his commitment as a leader at the forefront of clinical chest medicine.

Masini earned an Ed.D. from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.; a master's degree in Adult Education from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn.; and a B.S. in Allied Health Teaching from Regents College in Albany, N.Y.

He is a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the Mercer University College of Medicine in Savannah and is a former clinical assistant professor at James Quillen College of Medicine. His research specialties include asthma, continuous positive airway pressure in children and pulmonary vasodilation.

A Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians is a title given to a physician or non-physician who specializes in pulmonology, critical care medicine or sleep medicine. Non-physicians who do active work in chest medicine — including those with a Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.Sc. or a doctorally-prepared nurse — are also eligible for the fellowship.

The American College of Chest Physicians is a global leader in advancing patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. With more than 18,700 members representing 100+ countries around the world, the organization's mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication and research.