Fellowship

The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is a 3 year combined program committed to outstanding clinical training in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

The PCCM fellowship experience at BI is designed to prepare trainees for careers in academic pulmonary and critical care medicine as clinician-educators and to teach outstanding and compassionate interdisciplinary pulmonary and critical care medicine. Completion of the three-year fellowship fulfills the requirements for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

Fellowship Training Program

The core PCCM faculty includes 12 full-time, internationally-recognized faculty who possess a broad array of clinical and research interests covering the major fields of pulmonary medicine. The Program Director is Dr. Paru Patrawalla, an accomplished teacher and widely invited lecturer with an extensive background in using Medical Simulation Training techniques as well as a national expert in the growing field of Critical Care Ultrasonography. Fellows interact with core faculty on a daily basis through bedside rounds, daily clinical conferences, journal clubs, and didactic sessions. The daily morning case-based teaching conference led by the previous nights’ on-call Fellow and Attending is a favorite of the Division and serves as a unique and intimate learning experience. Formal didactic sessions are built around a core lecture series given year-round by BI faculty and include respiratory physiology, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, and respiratory infections.

The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship Program is a 3 year combined program committed to providing outstanding clinical training in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. A major ongoing initiative within the training program has been on formally incorporating research activity within the curriculum thus providing fellows with opportunities to publish manuscripts and present at national conferences.

Beth Israel’s comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical and surgical programs include special services, programs, and procedures that attract patients with a variety of difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Beth Israel Hospital is a 1,111 bed tertiary care referral center that serves the lower east side of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs and is the Manhattan campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. BI’s unique combination of referral and primary care patient populations provides a well-balanced mix for the training and clinical research programs of the PCCM Fellowship Program. The PCCM fellowship experience at BI is designed to prepare trainees for careers in academic pulmonary and critical care medicine as clinician-educators and to teach outstanding and compassionate interdisciplinary pulmonary and critical care medicine. Completion of the three-year fellowship fulfills the requirements for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

The clinical training emphasizes the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic respiratory diseases, with emphasis on the practical application of pulmonary physiological and biologic principles and all aspects of critical care, consultative chest medicine, rehabilitation, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, and sleep medicine. An equally important aspect of our program is training in a vast array of pulmonary and critical care procedures. BI training program includes in depth preparation in:

A unique aspect of the program is training in management of the difficult airway and advanced care of the acutely unstable patient. Included in the program is training in conducting clinical research and expectations for submission of data to national meetings and peer reviewed journals. This rare combination of procedural and intellectual training has established BI as a national leader for physician-trainees interested in cutting edge patient care.

Please note that applications for fellowship training at BI are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). To apply to our fellowship program, please go to the ERAS website at www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm. Applications and related documents submitted without the use of ERAS are not accepted. Additional information about the fellowship application process is provided below. We appreciate your interest in our training program and look forward to receiving your application.

We invite you to review the information in this web site to learn more about our program.

Recent Fellowship Graduates

Many of our fellows have had consistent success in pursuing careers in clinical academic medicine with many recent graduates becoming Assistant Professors at a variety of teaching hospitals:

Class of 2013

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Class of 2012

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Class of 2011

Joseph P. Mathew, MD – Attending Physician, Medical Director, Respiratory Care Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, Stony Brook University School of Medicine,

Veronica Palmero, MD – Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Keith Guevarra, DO, Attending physician, Newark Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Lung Transplant, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Class of 2010

Crescens Pelleccia, DO – Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Worcester, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Taro Minami, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Mayuko Fukunaga, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Maine Medical Center

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