Maritza Groth, MD, an intensivist at Mather Hospital and faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, was named a 2020 Distinguished CHEST Educator for the fourth year in a row. Presented by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the designation provides national-level recognition of excellence in continuing medical education.

The CHEST designation has recognized Dr. Groth’s educator activities for 2017, 2018, and 2019. Dr. Groth is a clinical faculty member in Mather’s Department of Medicine and serves as a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is board certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine, neuro-critical care, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine. Dr. Groth has been involved in teaching critical care ultrasound for CHEST as well as for the Society of Critical Care Medicine for more than 10 years.

“It is indeed an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award,” Dr. Groth said. “As a clinician educator I thank the American College of Chest Physicians for allowing me the privilege of contributing to furthering the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.”

Citing Dr. Groth’s “commitment, involvement, and leadership in CHEST education programs and activities”, CHEST said the designation placed Dr. Groth within the top 4% of CHEST faculty worldwide. “It recognizes the achievements of members who have made significant and long-term contributions to the leadership, development, and delivery of CHEST education…”

Designees were honored during the opening session of the 2020 Virtual CHEST Annual Meeting on October 18 and throughout the virtual annual meeting.