Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program

Primary Aim:

The mission of the fellowship training program is to provide an outstanding educational experience in the clinical practice and research of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and to cultivate an environment in which future leaders in this field are nurtured.

The Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program at the University of Florida was founded in 1970 with the intent to train sub-specialists for clinical and research activities in the fields of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Physicians who have completed an Internal Medicine Residency program can apply for a fellowship position. Applicants go through a rigorous and highly competitive application process, before being selected for training. The duration of the fellowship appointment is 3 years. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME. Currently we have a total of 25 fellows within our core Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program.

We have developed and provide training in specialized clinical and research programs in:

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Transplant
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Sleep
  • Lung Immunology (research)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Non CF- Bronchiectasis

From a Critical Care Medicine perspective, our fellows are trained to manage patients in:

  • Medical ICU
  • Neuro-ICU
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Surgical ICU
  • Cardiothoracic ICU

Fellows are also trained to perform:

  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Pleural Manometry
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Radial Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Critical Care Ultrasonography & Echocardiography
  • hemodynamic TEE (hTEE)
  • ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and provide Critical Care using innovative robotic E-ICU technology.

In addition, all fellows spend about a third of their time at our institution performing research. Tools to perform research are provided through a comprehensive in-house research course and mentoring (both research as well as career) is provided through a formal mentoring process.

Research Curriculum & Plan

All fellows in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship training program are required to perform meaningful and tangible research under the guidance of mentors. Click below for details and to view sample structures for the curriculum and plan.

Mentorship Process

One of the many aspects of training that occur during fellowship is mentoring. There are a variety of possible mentors for PCCM fellows, such as research (basic or clinical) advisors, clinicians/faculty with mutual interest in a specific area of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, or faculty with a particular expertise – which may be outside of the field of PCCM

Conferences

Throughout the year, daily lectures are presented by the faculty as part of the Pulmonary Consult rotation at the VA Medical Center. The lectures cover a variety of PCCM topics.

Current PCCM Fellows

The Division of Pulmonary , Critical Care and Sleep Medicine has chosen the following Physicians for the PCCM Fellowship. We invite you to meet out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year fellows in the program.