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About the Program
The Pulmonary fellowship is a certified, 3-year program. The underlying
approach to our pulmonary residents is that they are our junior
colleagues. The faculty and the residents teach each other and develop
together by the shared experiences of patient care, procedures,
conferences, and the process of clinical research.
Applying to Our Program
We participate in the NRMP
(National Resident Matching Program) for our Fellowship
recruitment. While we highly encourage applicants to call with
inquiries about the program, during the busy Match period we ask to
refrain from phone calls asking the status of the applications. If
there is an interest in offering an interview, applicants will be
contacted via e-mail or phone.
Please use ERAS
(Electronic Residency Application Service) under our ACGME#
1563513054 to submit your application.
More about the Program
To understand and utilize the principles of pulmonary anatomy,
physiology and pathology in health and disease states.
To become knowledgeable with the various pulmonary diseases,
respiratory failure, pulmonary lesions, diagnostic tests and
imaging; and therapeutic interventions available in this field.
To formulate complete and accurate differential diagnoses for
various diagnostic problems and develop care plans taking into
consideration risk-benefit ratios.
To understand and master all aspects of management of
respiratory failure and obstructive lung disease, including
outpatient care and teaching, mechanical ventilation as well as
non-invasive respiratory support.
To understand and master the uses and indications for
bronchoscopy and allied procedures.
To understand the indications and complications of various other
pulmonary procedures and gain competence in them; including but
not limited to pleural biopsy, pleural drainage, Swan-Ganz
catheters, endotracheal intubation and airway management.
To participate in a clinical research project and data analysis.
To understand and interpret pulmonary function testing.
To gain experience in interpretation of chest radiographs, chest
CT, V/Q scans, MRI, PET and other imaging methods.
To gain experience in outpatient pulmonary medicine, especially
diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD.
To gain experience in the diagnosis, therapeutic choices and
outcomes of patients with lung cancer.
To understand the pathophysiology of Sleep Apnea, indications
and assessment of polysomnography reports, and management of
obstructive sleep apnea.
To understand and participate in Exercise Rehabilitation of
patients with advanced physiologic impairment due to COPD and
other lung disease.
To be able to function as a competent consultant in pulmonary
To learn how to teach patients to understand their diseases and
management that will engage the patients successfully with the
doctor in providing quality care.
To develop a pattern of self-education that will last throughout
their careers as pulmonary medicine changes in the future.
To understand and become fully competent in the care of the
critically ill patient.
To master all aspects of management of shock, sepsis, and organ
Rotations in Medical ICU, pulmonary consultation service,
dedicated pulmonary inpatient service, anesthesia, sleep
studies, and rehabilitation service.
Two year weekly ambulatory rotation.
Elective rotation in 2nd year which in the past has included
rotations in lung transplantation, sleep, and invasive
2 weekly journal clubs.
Weekly clinical conference.
Monthly NYH network pulmonary conference.
Support for yearly national educational conference.
Semi-monthly radiology and pathology conference for pulmonary
Dedicated research modules.
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy and all allied biopsies and skills
Thoracentesis, pleural biopsies, and chest tube drainage.
Endotracheal intubation and ventilator management.
Swan-Ganz catheterization, hemodynamic evaluation, and related
critical care skills.
Pulmonary Laboratory Evaluation
Monthly at the end of each rotation
Semi-annually by an Evaluation Committee
Graduates have gone on to private practice throughout the United States.
Several graduates are now on faculty programs in Internal Medicine and
Pulmonary Programs. Over 95% pass their pulmonary certification on their
first attempt. They report being well trained and satisfied with their
careers upon completion of the program.