Richard Channick, MDPHA Board of Trustees

Richard Channick, MD

Director of the Pulmonary and Thromboendarterectomy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
Scientific Leadership Council Representative
Winchester, Mass.
Board term ending: June 2016 (SLC Representative)

Richard Channick, MD is currently the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboendarterectomy program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his BA from Connecticut College and later received his MD from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Channick began his internship in medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1984 and went on to complete his residency there. In that same year, Dr. Channick became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He later completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care in 1991 at UCSD Medical Center. In 1988 he was awarded title of American Thoracic Society Research Fellow and he became a Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at UCSD. He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine and was again promoted in 1998 to the Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Channick went on to become the Professor of Clinical Medicine of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit in 2006 and he then became the Director of the Pulmonary and Thromboendarterectomy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Channick has served on over 25 committees and he currently sits on the Education Committee (Pulmonary Division) and the ACCP Pulmonary Vascular Network Steering Committee. He has also served on the Executive Committee for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at UCSD and he served on the Flolan Advisory Board in 1998. He is the Chair of the Scientific Leadership Council.

Dr. Channick is the past Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, PHA’s medical journal. He has authored or co-authored 60 original articles and has participated in 27 invited articles, reviews and chapters. He also has been invited to speak at over 60 lectures, seminars and courses. 

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