Pulmonary Fellowship Clinical Training

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The fellowship program consists of 18-20 months of clinical exposure, the majority of which occurs during the first year. We have a large and diverse patient population at both UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. In addition to the core critical care and consult rotations, at UH Cleveland Medica Center our fellows rotate with the cardiac critical care team, the surgical critical care team, the cardiothoracic critical care team, and the neurosurgical critical care team. Burn/trauma critical care experience is obtained at MetroHeath Medical Center, which is the regional level one trauma center. We provide interventional bronchoscopic procedures at both UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, these are busy services that enjoy outstanding collaboration with cardiothoracic surgery.

Our program provides fellow coverage 24/7 for our UH Cleveland Medical Center MICU. Fellows covering nights in the MICU have no other clinical/research requirements although self-learning modules and board review materials are available if there is downtime. Our 24/7 coverage system meets all ACGME duty hour guidelines.

The ambulatory experience for our fellows is divided such that the first two years of training are at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Each fellow has a half day of clinic per week except when covering nights or in the MICU. The third-year fellows have clinic at UH Cleveland Medical Center half day per week. Also during the third year fellows participate in a sub-subspecialty clinic for six months. The following clinics are available:

  • Sleep
  • Pulmonary HTN
  • Lung cancer
  • ILD
  • Asthma
  • TB
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis