Moffitt Cancer Center Pulmonologist Receives Top Honor in Field

July 11, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – The American College of Chest Physicians has awarded W. Michael Alberts, M.D., MBA the honorary title of Master Fellow. Alberts is the Chief Medical Officer at Moffitt Cancer Center.

The designation is the highest level of recognition awarded by the organization and is given for achievement of professional prominence in chest medicine.  Alberts was selected for his leadership, contributions to the field of chest medicine, clinical practice, quality improvement, medical education and years of outstanding service.

The distinction is awarded to the most accomplished figures in the field who are viewed as thought leaders and world authorities in chest medicine.  Alberts will be the American College of Chest Physicians 33rd recipient, when he is conferred during a convocation ceremony in October.

The American College of Chest Physicians is the largest professional organization for pulmonologists in the world.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.