Dr. Venkat Rajasurya currently works as an Attending Pulmonary Critical Care physician at Novant Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He has worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Southern Illinois University program in Decatur, Illinois for 4 years and served as director of multiple clinical and leadership committees at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois. Dr. Rajasurya completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care at Cook County/ Rush University Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He served as the Medical Advisor for Illinois Society of Respiratory Care for 3 years. He has played a key role in the training and education of medical and pharmacy residents as well as physician assistants throughout his career. He currently serves as a Co-investigator for a number of clinical trials at Southeastern Research Center in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Rajasurya has authored and reviewed articles and serves as an editorial board member for peer reviewed journals. He has given oral presentations at a number of national and international conferences. His area of interest includes obstructive airway diseases, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, sepsis, critical care management of acute conditions and resident education. He is an active member of American College of Chest Physicians and was awarded FCCP for his excellence, dedication and leadership in chest medicine. He is also actively involved in Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society. In addition to multiple teaching and research awards throughout his career, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Gold Doc’ award by Arnold P. Gold foundation for humanism in medicine. Dr. Rajasurya has always been a team player and has received many accolades for his work ethics, leadership skills and his passion for advancing the field of medicine.