Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship
Interventional Pulmonology Clinical Training
Our fellows acquire competency in Interventional Pulmonology with 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 for the management of non-malignant airway, malignant airway, pleural, mediastinal and parenchymal lung diseases.
Fellows will achieve proficiency in:
- Management of central airway obstruction (malignant and non-malignant)
- Safe and effective use of ablative modalities in the airway
- Use of minimally invasive modalities in the 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 tracheostomy
- Use of medical pleuroscopy in diagnostic and therapeutic applications for pleural diseases
- Management of complications related to pulmonary procedures
The program emphasizes the multi-disciplinary care of patients that is carefully constructed, timely, and coordinated among many team members. Fellows will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to manage patients with diverse and challenging disease states unique to the field.
The well-rounded 12-month curriculum includes a 1-month rotation with thoracic surgery and 1-month dedicated to academic research activities. These robust experiences further enhance the training of the IP fellow and foster collaboration with physician colleagues.
The clinical training is supplemented with high-yield educational activities:
- IP Boot Camp in July
- Monthly IP Conference presented by the IP fellow
- Monthly IP Journal Club presented by a PCCM fellow
- Monthly AABIP Webinars
- Monthly Multidisciplinary Complex Airway Conference
- Monthly Molecular Tumor Board
- Weekly Multidisciplinary Mesothelioma Tumor Board
- Weekly Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board
- Hands-On Cadaver Labs with Visiting Professors Hosted by our program twice a year
- National and International Conferences (AABIP, CHEST, ATS)
The Interventional Pulmonology fellow will participate in active clinical research endeavors. Fellows will have protected time to perform clinical and translational research in areas of mutual interest with faculty and is expected to present an abstract at a national meeting. The fellow will foster and further the overall mission of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.