About Us


AABIP Mission is to serve by making a positive difference in the care of patients with thoracic diseases through the synergy of innovative technologies, minimally invasive procedures, transformative education and research.

AABIP Vision

Our Vision is to advance the field of Interventional Pulmonology and establish AABIP as the premier leader in the minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic interventions (through education, research and advocacy). 

Our Achievements

Since its founding in 1992, the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology has been a unifying source for information regarding the fields of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.  Over the last few years, we have achieved significant milestones, including having the Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology become indexed on Index Medicus, having IP Fellowship programs become part of the National Residency Match Program, running twice-yearly scientific symposium and developing and implementing the first Board Certification Exam in Interventional Pulmonology.



Septimiu Murgu at the University of Chicago is the current President of the AABIP. Carla Lamb at Beth Israel Lahey Health is serving as Vice President of our organization and Sonali Sethi at Cleveland Clinic is Secretary Treasurer. Along with the Board of Directors, we will work hard to assure that membership in the AABIP is a worthwhile experience.  We actively seek input from our general membership, and would be happy to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to our organization.

Membership in the AABIP is not just for physicians. We have a very enthusiastic Affiliate’s Forum made up of nurses, respiratory therapists, and technicians involved in pulmonary interventional procedures. We also offer reduced rate membership for fellows and residents.  Please encourage your support staff and fellows to become involved!

When you join the AABIP, you will become a society-based member of the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP).


The Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology is the official journal of the AABIP. Dr. Udaya B.S. Prakash was the founder, first Editor in Chief of the JOB and the founding president of the AAB.  In 2009, the Journal changed names to the Journal of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology in order to more fully encompass our broadening field.  Ali Musani is the current Editor in Chief.  With the efforts of the associate editors, and reviewers, the Journal has witnessed significant expansion in the number and quality of submitted original investigations.  We encourage you to support the Journal and the field of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology by submitting your relevant research.  Submission guidelines can be found at: www.bronchology.com.


The Research Symposium by the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology has consistently achieved remarkable success in recent years. Aligned with the AABIP annual conference, this symposium showcases ongoing research, completed projects, and budding collaborative concepts. Distinguished by participation from fellows, junior and senior faculty, the event has garnered exceptional interest.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming symposium in Charlotte, NC, as part of the 7th AABIP Annual Conference on August 22nd from 2:45pm to 3:45pm.


Upcoming meetings and courses are posted on the website, and we are working hard to provide our members with increased enduring content, such as presentations, journal clubs, and the ability to solicit nominations and vote on-line in a confidential manner.  IP fellowship programs are also listed on this website, and we are working closely with the Interventional Pulmonology program directors to further IP Fellowship training.

We hope that your visit to this website will stimulate your interest in Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. If you are not a member of the AABIP, we hope you will join the ranks and become involved in the organization. If you are already a member, we hope this visit will prove useful to your practice, inspire research, and further collaboration with colleagues.

Message From The President