Fellowship Program in Pulmonary Medicine
Interfaith Medical Center's Pulmonary Fellowship Program, a 24 month program approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), is designed to develop well-rounded pulmonologists with broad-based knowledge of Pulmonary Medicine able to interact effectively with their patients. Each Fellow becomes very familiar with the wide array of human pulmonary diseases in addition to the basic pathophysiology of the underlying diseases.
The program's faculty, which includes 3 full time attending physicians, 1 part-time attending physician, and 1 voluntary attending physician, are highly qualified and board-certified in the field of Pulmonary Medicine and also have broad knowledge of Critical Care medicine.
Experience is gained through the time spent in the hospital and in clinical facilities. The staff is responsible for the management of all Pulmonary Cases admitted to the Hospital and its 13 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as well as supervising a number of out-patient clinics. At these clinics, one weekly Asthma Clinic, 2 weekly Tuberculosis Clinics and one weekly outpatient Chest Clinic, the Pulmonary Attending Physicians and the Fellows get the opportunity to see the most challenging cases in Brooklyn. Our Fellows and Faculty members are also well trained in ventilator management because of the large exposure to ventilator patients in the ICU. Throughout their training, the Fellows experience a high case load with strong exposure to all pulmonary procedures.
The Pulmonary Division at Interfaith Medical Center delivers high quality care to the community by continuously improving the health care delivery process and maintaining high standards for training and certifying pulmonologists who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for the provision of excellent care.
The Program has a total of 4 Fellows and accepts 2 new Fellows each year.