Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
834 Walnut Street, Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-5161
(215) 923-6003 fax

Message from the Director

Mani Kavuru, MD

Welcome to the Jefferson Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship site! I am a new division director and my Fellowship Director is Dr. Mike Baram. We have an outstanding university-based training environment here regardless of your long term career aspirations. Jefferson has a very strong medical school with a "pro-education" history as well as a large internal medicine resident pool and a robust simulation training center. There is renewed energy in the division and our training program with lots of exciting developments including growth of medical critical care (i.e from eight MICU beds to 25 new state-of-the-art beds), growth of procedural aspects of the specialty, and ambulatory practice including sleep medicine. The patient population is tertiary with various organ transplants as well as an active emergency room. Opportunities for both clinical and translational research are strong including in critical care, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary vascular disease.

The orientation of the faculty and educational programs are very collegial with a benevolent attitude and inclusivity. However, we strive for intellectual rigor and critical thinking in our conferences.

Philadelphia center city is an outstanding major metro area that is lively with top notch educational and cultural institutions. The Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship may well be the best three years of your life! You can count on it!

Mani Kavuru, MD
Division Director & Professor
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine