Malhotra Elected ATS Secretary-Treasurer
Atul Malhotra, MD
“I am certainly honored to have been elected to this position, particularly given the accomplishments of my predecessors and the other candidate, Dr. Levy,” said Dr. Malhotra, who has a considerable track record of ATS involvement with contributions across all three pillars. “During the election, I witnessed considerable enthusiasm from junior members. I am looking forward to helping grow and develop the youth within our membership to ensure our next generation of clinicians and scientists in critical care, sleep and pulmonary medicine.”
A native of Edmonton, Canada, where he graduated from medical school with first-class standing, Dr. Malhotra won Intern-of-the-Year in Akron, Ohio and completed his medical residency at the Mayo Clinic (Gold Medal for outstanding achievement). He then did a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Harvard.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Malhotra has published more than 140 original articles in sleep, pulmonary and critical care (including the NEJM and The Lancet), he has won multiple Teacher-of-the-Year awards from residents and fellows and, since fellowship, has co-directed (with Jeffrey Drazen and Stephen Loring) Health Science and Technology (joint Harvard and MIT) Advanced Respiratory Physiology for MD AND PhD students.
He is a member of American Society of Clinical Investigation, co-director of American Academy of Sleep Medicine Academic Program of Distinction and, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Research Program and Clinical Chief of Sleep Medicine. He has organized/chaired National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshops, developed multiple national educational courses, chaired many ATS committees and served on the ATS Board of Directors.
He runs a large basic and translational research laboratory, serving as mentor to graduate students, post-docs and clinical/research fellows in pulmonary/ICU, sleep, pediatrics and nursing. Many of his trainees have achieved extramural (including National Institutes of Health) funding and scientific independence.
He is principal investigator of six NIH grants which are studying upper airway dynamics, ventilatory control, vascular biology, hemodynamics, lung/chest wall mechanics, ICU delirium.