Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Message from the Director

Welcome, I am the Acting Division Director and the Fellowship Director.  We have an outstanding university-based training environment here regardless of your long term career aspirations. Thomas Jefferson University 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 critical care, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary vascular disease.

Faculty orientation 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!

Michael Baram, MD
Acting Director & Fellowship Program Director,
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine