“If you haven’t experienced the live learning at CHEST, this is something that we do great. We have a robust simulation center at the headquarters in Chicago, we do it every year at CHEST Annual Congress in the US, and we have world class faculty from the US and Italy working together.”
Dr. Otis B. Rickman explains the many benefits of attending CHEST Congress 2020 in Bologna.
Otis B. Rickman, DO, FCCP is a Board Certified, Interventional Pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology (’94) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (’98) from Oklahoma State University. Internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship were both completed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Immediately after fellowship training in 2004, he joined the faculty at Mayo Clinic as a member of the advanced bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology group. Dr. Rickman moved to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN in late summer of 2009 where he founded the Interventional Pulmonology section. He currently serves as the Founding Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Bronchoscopy and Lung Nodule Clinic. He is the Co-Director of the Lung Screening Program and Associate Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has been recognized by the American College of Chest Physicians as a Distinguished CHEST Educator and is actively involved in procedural education at the local, national, and international level. His clinical and translational research interests focus on medical devices, early diagnosis, and prevention of lung cancer. His clinical work is focused on lung nodules, lung cancer, pleural diseases and interventional pulmonology.