ATS Issues New Statement on Race, Ethnicity-based Equations Used in Pulmonary Function Tests

May 28, 2023

UPMC Children’s Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine faculty Daniel Weiner, MD, FAAP, FCCP, ATSF, and Erick Forno, MD, MPH, ATSF, contributed to the recent publication “Race and Ethnicity in Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation: An Official American Thoracic Society Statement” in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The new statement from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) addresses the role of racial identifiers when evaluating and interpreting pulmonary function tests (PFT).

Read more about the study in an article on the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatrics website.

Learn more about the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at UPMC Children’s, and learn more about Dr. Weiner and Dr. Forno.