Save the date! The 53rd Annual Chest Disease Conference
will be February 12th – 15th, 2015
at the Sunriver Conference Center in Sunriver, Oregon.


Register for the Chest Disease Conference

The Oregon Thoracic Society is a professional organization of Oregon physicians, respiratory care practitioners, nurses, and scientists dedicated to promoting continuing medical education, research, collegiality, and excellence in patient care in all aspects of respiratory diseases and critical care medicine. OTS is the medical advisory section of the American Lung Association in Oregon and is dedicated to assisting the ALAO in program development and delivery, fundraising, and public education for patients with respiratory diseases. OTS is a recognized chapter of the American Thoracic Society.

Thoracic Society Objectives:

  • Promote collegial interaction among clinicians, other health care providers, and basic scientists concerned with respiratory diseases and critical care medicine.
  • Provide clinicians and other health care providers with current information--including the best current opinions--on the detection, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of respiratory diseases and on current practices of critical care medicine.
  • Promote through grants and publications scholarly investigation into clinical, pathological, epidemiological, and basic science research covering the entire field of respiratory diseases.
  • Hold an annual scientific meeting and sponsor other continuing educational activities to promote postgraduate education in respiratory diseases and critical care.
  • Advise the American Lung Association of Oregon on medical and scientific aspects of its program. Also to support ALAO in its efforts to promote community health.
  • Promulgate practice standards and outcome measures for clinical care of respiratory and critical illnesses.
  • Assist state and county health programs to control and eradicate health problems related to respiratory disease, such as tuberculosis, environmental air pollution, and smoking.

2013-2015 OTS Executive Committee

The OTS is the Medical Section of the American Lung Association of Oregon. It is administered by a Steering Committee, which consists of officers, the ATS Representative Councilor, the immediate past-president, the chairmen of any standing committees, and the ALAO President-Elect. OTS is represented on various committees of the American Lung Association in Oregon with the President serving on its Leadership Council.


Rhett Cummings, M.D., Portland


Stephanie Nonas, M.D., Portland


Rich Mularski M.D., Portland

Past President

David Schmidt, M.D., Portland

ATS Representative

Bradly Glavan, M.D., Portland

CDC Conference Co-Chairs

Maxine Dexter, M.D., Portland

Danielle Hosmer, M.D., Portland

ALAO Liaison

Bev Stewart, Tigard

Please let us know any Questions about the Oregon Thoracic Society.