Dr. Atul Malhotra is the Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Director of Sleep Medicine and Kenneth M. Moser Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. He is very involved in the leadership of the American Thoracic Society, the world’s leading professional organization for pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. He is the current ATS Vice President and will be ATS President in 2015-2016. Dr. Malhotra is an avid researcher and prolific writer with >190 peer reviewed original articles and >125 reviews/chapters since coming on faculty in 2000. His investigative interests include: The pathogenesis of sleep apnea. The metabolic/cardiovascular complications of sleep disorders. Mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome.