Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

The fellowship program in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University is well-established and has a tradition of graduating both superior clinicians and researchers. Sidney Kimmel Medical College was established in 1824, and is one of the largest private medical colleges in the United States.

Our goal is to prepare qualified individuals as proficient clinicians with critical rigor and to tailor training to fit candidate needs for varying degrees of scholarship. By the end of the training period, fellows will be skilled in:

  • Managing pulmonary diseases and general critical care problems

  • Performing complex bronchoscopy

  • Critical care procedures and ultrasound for the ICU

Fellows will be trained to critically review scientific literature as well as design and execute clinical research. This is a three-year program (with optional additional years for research) leading to eligibility for board certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. The majority of the training experience is at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and its University Hospital, which is located in Center City Philadelphia.

This highly flexible program enables individuals to achieve his or her personal training goals while fulfilling requirements for board certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. The division claims 100% pass rate for graduating fellows in both ABIM pulmonary and critical care medicine. The first 12 months are devoted primarily to clinical training, with time divided between pulmonary medicine, medical and surgical critical care, chest radiology, anesthesia and the pulmonary function lab.

The remaining requirements for board certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care are arranged to suit individual training goals throughout the second and third years. A number of elective clinical rotations focusing on specialized areas of interest in pulmonary medicine and critical care are also offered. Our division offers multi-disciplinary research training opportunities in several areas of lung biology. Specific features of the clinical training program and the research training program are available. It is emphasized that the training experience is designed to help the trainee develop a scholarly approach to clinical problems and to laboratory or clinical investigation. Acceptance into the fellowship training program is very competitive with over 350 applicants for four slots per year. 

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Current Fellows

Third Year Fellows

Melody Brewer, MD Anasua Chakraborty, MD
Anindita Chowdhury, MD Ankit Gupta, MD

Second Year Fellows

Jerry Hsieh, MD Rachana Krishna, MD
Miranda Tan, DO Matthew Woodford, MD

First Year Fellows

Gautam George, MD Christoph Hutchinson, MD
Mitchell Jacobs, MD Yanhong Zhang, MD, PhD

Fellowship Alumni

Name

 

Current Position

Andrew J. Uri, MD

1985-87

Private Practice, Portland, OR

Phong Nguyen, MD

1986-88

Private Practice, Washington, DC

Eric B. Yoss, MD

1986-88

Private Practice, Utica, NY

Ronald Barnett, MD

1987-90

Private Practice, Norristown, PA

Richard Shusterman, MD

1987-90

Private Practice, Yardley, PA

Richard Dupuis, MD

1988-91

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Peter J. Sloane, MD

1988-91

Private Practice, Baltimore, MD

Melissa B. King, MD

1989-90

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota

Donald Collins, MD

1989-92

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Young Y. Koh, MD, Ph.D.
(Research Fellow)

1990-92

Full-time Faculty, Associate Professor
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Sandra B. Weibel, MD

1990-92

Full-time Faculty, Assistant professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Chang-Johng Kim, Ph.D.
(Research Fellow)

1992-93

Full-time Faculty, Professor of Pharmacy and Dean
College of Pharmacy
Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Raymond Attolino, DO

1990-93

Private Practice, Bryn Mawr, PA

Linda Earle, MD

1990-93

Part-time Faculty with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Gregory C. Kane, MD

1990-93

Full-time Faculty, Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Rosemary Cirelli, MD

1991-94

Private Practice, Tavares, FL

James G. Zangrilli, MD

1991-94

Part-time Faculty with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

James O'Connor, MD

1992-95

Private Practice, SomersPoint, NJ

Joseph R. Shaver, MD

1992-95

Private Practice, Augusta, GA

Michael Tolino, MD

1992-95

Private Practice, Flemington, NJ

Barbara Leighton, MD

1993-96

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Jamie Lieberman, MD

1993-96

Private Practice, Jacksonville, FL

Frank Leone, MD

1994-97

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
Presbyterian/PENN, Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Rowane, DO

1994-97

Private Practice, Erie, PA

Ajay Shetty, MD

1995-98

Private Practice, Scranton, PA

Jane Wu, MD

1995-98

Private Practice, Baltimore, MD

Todd Lustine, MD

1996-99

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Rupert Ng, MD

1996-99

Deceased

Carla Nordstrom, MD

1996-99

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Annette Colavita, MD

1997-00

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Alan Reinach, MD

1997-00

Private Practice, Philadelphia, PA

Kayal Sambandam, MD

1997-00

Hospital Physician, Anaheim, CA

Ali Musani, MD

1998-01

Full-time, Assistant Professor
National Jewish Health Center, Denver CO

Bharat Awsare, MD

1999-02

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Vikas Batra, MD

1999-02

Private Practice, Lewes, DE

Sultan Niazi, MD

1999-02

Private Practice, Evansville, IN

Rodolfo Pascual, MD

1999-02

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

Ashish Agrawal, MD

2000-03

Private Practice, San Diego, CA

Sandhya Khurana, MD

2000-03

Private Practice, Syracuse, NY

Chin Wei-Huang, MD

2000-03

Private Practice, Salem, MA

Rohit Ahuja, MD

2001-04

Private Practice, Lynn, MA

Elisabeth Dial Carr, MD

2001-04

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
Salt Lake City Medical Center, SLC, Utah

Michael Simons, MD

2001-04

Administration, Phoenix, AZ

Ashwin Mani, MD

2002-05

Private Practice, Atlanta, GA

Allyson Mirabella

2002-05

Private Practice, Upper Marlboro, MD

Asem Abdeljalil, MD

2003-06

Private Practice, Indianapolis, IN

Francisco Almeida, MD

2003-06

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Tuhina Raman, MD

2004-07

Private Practice, Christiana, DE

Daniel Salerno, MD

2004-07

Private Practice, Christiana, DE

Bobbak Vahid, MD

2004-07

Private Practice, Dublin, CA

Sajive Aleyas, MD

2005-08

Private Practice, SUNY
Stoney Brook, NY

Timothy Lin, MD

2005-08

Private Practice, Atlanta, GA

Neil Mushlin, DO

2005-08

Private Practice, Phoenixville, PA

Salam Salman,MD

2007-08

Private Practice, Rochester, MN

Enrique Machare, MD

2006-09

Private Practice, Plymouth, WI

Abhilash Nair, MD

2006-09

Private Practice, Tuscan, AZ

Catherine Riley, MD

2006-09

Private Practice, West Chester, PA

Rodrigo Cavallazzi, MD

2007-10

Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky, Louisville, KY

Amyn Hirani, MD

2007-10

Private Practice, Atlanta, GA

Monvasi Pachinburavan, MD

2007-10

Transplant Fellow, Stanford, CA

Tajender Vasu, MD

2007-10

Private Practice, SUNY
Stoney Brook, NY

Chistopher Gilbert, DO

2008-11

Interventional Bronchoscopy Fellowships, Johns Hopkins Baltimore, MD

VInia Mendoza, MD

2008-11

Private Practice, Maine

Jacqueline Sutter, DO

2008-11

Private Practice, Phiadelphia, PA

Urvashi Vaid, MD

2008-11

Full-time Faculty, Instructor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Andrea Adams, MD

2009-12

Galloway, NJ

Sidharth Bagga, MD

2009-12

San Diego, CA

Misha Peter, MD

2009-12

Sleep Fellowship - Emory University - Atlanta, GA

Kumar Vipul, MD

2009-12

Sleep Fellowship - Temple University - Philadelphia, PA  
Omar Ibrahim 2010-2013 Interventional Fellowship in Boston, MA  
Anand Kommuri 2010-2013 Private Practice in Iowa
Nikhil Madan 2010-2013 Private Practice in California
Ricardo Restrepo 2010-2013 Pulmonary Hypertension Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania
Vanjul Agarwal 2011-2014 Private Practice in Washington
Roselle Almeida 2011-2014 Private Practice in Chicago
Kumar Gaurav 2011-2014 Private Practice at the Geisinger Medical Center
Naveed Hason 2011-2014 Sleep Fellowship in University of Pittsburg