Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
St. Luke’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is a three-year fully ACGME accredited program that accepts four fellows per year. It is a structured, clinical training experience for fellows to become well rounded experts in the field of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Fellows will be fully prepared for ABIM Board Examinations in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. In a welcoming and supportive environment, fellows receive comprehensive educational, clinical and procedural training, and participate in guided research opportunities. Additional scholarly activities include continuing education conferences, quality improvement projects, and teaching other learners, residents and medical students on rotation. We believe teaching is an integral part of learning and advancing best practices.
Our program focuses on teaching fellows the fundamentals of pulmonary and critical care medicine with focus on sound clinical judgement, basic and advanced bronchoscopic procedures, and the complete care of the critically ill patient. Fellows learn best practices to improve patient health outcomes and promote awareness within the community. With a large volume and diverse array of patients with pulmonary ailments and critical disease states, fellows gain valuable experience with a variety of pulmonary and critical care procedural techniques. Fellows are trained to provide compassionate patient care that respects cultural differences and seeks to reduce health disparities.
Over the course of training, St. Luke’s pulmonary & critical care medicine fellows have dedicated time in the outpatient pulmonary clinic, inpatient pulmonary consultation service, multiple specialized intensive care units, and procedural suites. Fellows will also have dedicated rotation in interventional pulmonology and thoracic surgery at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Lung transplant exposure is obtained through a rotation at Temple University. Fellows develop competence in bronchoscopy procedures including standard bronchoscopic skills, hemoptysis management, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), robotic assisted navigational bronchoscopy, chest tube placement and management, percutaneous tracheostomy placement, tunneled pleural catheters, and critical care procedural skills to become highly skilled board-certified practitioners in pulmonary and critical care. Our dedicated team consists of pulmonary and critical care physicians with broad clinical backgrounds, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, respiratory therapists, nurses, research faculty, and fellowship coordinator.