Interestingly, but not surprisingly, Dr MacIntyre downplays his excellence in teaching. And yet, I contend that this skill is another reason he is a giant in chest medicine. I’ve never seen an educator that can so consistently and effortlessly present complex, complicated, interrelated topics in such a way that they are suddenly straightforward, simple, and understandable, as he has done for thousands of caregivers. My career as a clinician, educator, and researcher has been enhanced immeasurably by listening to and emulating Dr MacIntyre, and I am certain that I am not alone. Students of his learn not only the material, but also how to teach the material to peers and patients. Dr MacIntyre is a giant in chest medicine who exemplifies patient-centered care through his clinical practice, research, and education of the next generations of providers. I am so lucky to call him my mentor, and my friend.