To apply, email Ashutosh Sachdeva, MD

The Section of Interventional Pulmonology within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine is pleased to offer a 12-month comprehensive subspecialty training program in Interventional Pulmonology (IP).

What the IP Fellowship Provides

The IP fellowship provides structured training that meets or exceeds the minimum standards as set forth by the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) and the American Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors (AIPPD). 

Since the ACGME does not yet accredit IP fellowships, this is a non-ACGME accredited program, but the fellowship provides advanced training in IP following successful completion of an ACGME accredited two-year fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine or three-year fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. The IP fellow at Maryland will be appointed as an Instructor in Medicine within the Department of Medicine.

What You'll Learn

Throughout the fellowship, fellows acquire competency in the subspecialty of Interventional Pulmonology with sufficient expertise to act as independent consultants and expert providers of complex and advanced interventional procedures.

The fellowship combines robust didactic instruction with extensive clinical experience in the management of patients requiring advanced diagnostic and therapeutic airway and pleural procedures. During the 12-month fellowship, fellows develop proficiency in procedures which are required for non-malignant airway, malignant airway, pleural, mediastinal and parenchymal lung diseases. 

In particular, the fellow will achieve competency in:

  • Management of central airway obstruction (malignant and non-malignant)
  • Safe and effective use of ablative modalities in the airway
  • Use of minimal invasive modalities in diagnosis, staging, and treatment of lung cancer
  • Use of advanced diagnostic techniques in tissue sampling for diffuse parenchymal lung disease
  • Bronchoscopic placement of devices for specific disease states
  • Percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy
  • Use of medical pleuroscopy in diagnostic and therapeutic applications in pleural disease
  • Management of complications related to pulmonary procedures

The program emphasizes multi-disciplinary care of patients that is carefully constructed, timely, and coordinated among many team members. Throughout the fellowship, the IP fellow will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to manage patients with diverse and challenging disease states unique to the field of IP.

Interventional Pulmonology Research

The IP fellow will participate in active clinical research endeavors within the Section of IP. The fellow will have protected time to perform clinical and translational research in areas of mutual interest with the Faculty. The fellow will be expected to foster and further the overall mission of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Why Choose the University of Maryland?

The overall goals of our Fellowship Program are to provide comprehensive clinical training coupled with a broad range of research opportunities in order to create a strong foundation in Interventional Pulmonology.

At the University of Maryland, we additionally strive to create an environment in which fellows develop the foundation to become outstanding educators, administrators, mentors and researchers so as to become leaders in the specialty of IP for many years to come. The clinical facilities of the University of Maryland Medical Center together with the excellent and challenging intellectual environment of our Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provide an ideal setting in which to obtain clinical and research training in Interventional Pulmonology.