Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The goal of our program is to train physicians in academic and clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine. We offer a 36-month training program with ample opportunities for research and clinical experience, that is tailored to an individual's career goals. Trainees are exposed to a multi-campus program with a rich variety of patient populations and healthcare delivery systems. Our fellows complete their training prepared to embark upon the careers of their choosing.
Training & Curriculum
The fellowship offers clinical rotations that cover a wide range of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine—thanks to the dedication of our researchers and support by the Women's Guild Lung Institute.
Graduates from the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program have moved on to successful careers throughout the Cedars-Sinai community and across well-established institutions all over the U.S.
My fellowship was a fully comprehensive experience that exposed me to all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. At the end of my fellowship, I was confident in my clinical and procedural skills. It also paved the road for me to pursue further training in interventional pulmonology.
-Suliman Alamro, MD, class of 2018
My fellowship experience at Cedars-Sinai was amazing. It has the right balance of learning and doing. Most people get a good exposure to critical care in their residency training. However, the fellowship at Cedars-Sinai broadens that critical care experience -- we take care of ECMO patients, post-op transplant patients, and neuro-ICU patients. On the pulmonary side of things, you'll get good exposure to advanced lung disease (COP, sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, IPF), do procedures with the latest technology (navigational bronchoscopy, EBUS, stenting, cryo, etc), and really learn the intricacies of pulmonary medicine. Lastly, Cedars-Sinai chooses fellows who are able to work together and make the learning process fun. I am so grateful for the education that I got with the Cedars-Sinai Pulmonary-Critical Care fellowship!
-Brent Tatsuno, MD class of 2018
My time as a fellow at Cedars-Sinai has made me a well rounded, confident, and competent pulmonary critical care attending. I am confident in all major procedures as a pulmonologist and intensivist, from EBUS guided biopsies and percutaneous tracheostomy tube placements to intubating difficult airways. Most importantly, my time at Cedars-Sinai has made me a great clinician educator, helping me attain the award of attending of the year my first year as an attending. I would not trade my time at Cedars-Sinai for any other program.
-Quynh Hoang, MD, class of 2017
My experience as a fellow at Cedars-Sinai was fantastic. We were trained to manage critically ill patients as well as guide their loved ones through these difficult scenarios. For example, we would regularly meet with Ethicists to learn about complex cases. Furthermore, we learned how to approach pulmonary diseases in an organized, academic manner. Conferences were always fun and challenging. We were also trained to perform a wide array of procedures including ICU procedures and advanced bronchoscopy. I still refer to my attendings for advice while practicing independently. I am proud and fortunate to be a graduate of the program as it greatly prepared me for my future and highly recommend it for any candidate!
-Shant Shirvanian, class of 2017
I think the fellowship training at Cedars-Sinai provided a great well rounded experience I use today in my everyday practice. There was a great mix of both ICU and pulmonary clinic time. I felt very comfortable coming out of training and managing complicated ILD, Pulm Hypertension, and lung transplant patients. I also felt my experience with procedures and bronchs was excellent. I still keep in touch with my some of my co-fellows and attendings, and I know that I have a great network of people to run cases by!
-Christina Lee, MD, class of 2017
The pulmonary and critical care fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai provided me with a unique opportunity to train in a state of the art hospital with compassionate attendings who are world renown in their fields. The training experience was unique as I had the opportunity to rotate through different health care systems and serve a wide variety of patients with conditions ranging from the esoteric to the common place and from different walks of life. Additionally, the institutional support I received to conduct clinic and translational research was phenomenal. In summary, I am thrilled with the fellowship training I received from Cedars-Sinai and as a result was able to step out as a new attending confident in my training and abilities.
-Chidinma Chima-Melton, MD, class of 2016
The Cedars-Sinai pulmonary and critical care fellowship was very comprehensive training. There was a wide variety of experiences from taking care of lung transplant patients, to doing the newest procedures such as navigational bronchs, to reading CPETs, to doing research. The fellowship really covers the full spectrum of pulmonary and critical care practice. The attendings are very helpful and they helped me get my current job. I felt well prepared for my current job and I think the fellowship was essential in helping me get my dream job at Kaiser!
-Lucy Lu, MD, class of 2016
The Cedars-Sinai Pulmonary-Critical Care fellowship prepared me with the clinical experience and knowledge to become a proficient clinician in the private sector. The skills I learned under the guidance of George Chaux, Jeremy Falk and Jaime Betancourt helped shape me into the clinician I am today. I am confident in my procedural skills as well as critical thinking, which is an integral part of being a pulmonary critical care physician. One interesting aspect of transitioning into an attending is that now I have to be my own biggest critic; the memories, clinical variety/exposure and experience completing this fellowship has prepared me for the variety of illnesses and presentations one may see throughout their career.
-Jared Intaphan, MD, class of 2016
Have Questions or Need Help?
Contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the Cedars-Sinai Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship.
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 6728
Los Angeles, CA 90048