Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

The goal of our program is to train physicians in academic and clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine. We offer a 36-month training program with ample opportunities for research and clinical experience, tailor-made to an individual's career goals. Trainees are exposed to a multicampus program with a rich variety of patient populations and healthcare delivery systems. Our fellows complete their training prepared to embark upon the careers of their choosing.

We currently have two tracks designed to meet the needs of our fellows' career paths. Fellows with aspirations for careers in academics can opt for our research track, in which fellows spend a substantial portion of their training time in basic or clinical research without sacrificing clinical training. Our clinical track is a 36-month curriculum designed to expose trainees to all facets of clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine and to prepare them to become academic clinicians. Trainees in the clinical track are encouraged and are provided time to participate in all matters of scholarly work, including research.

Research Track

While all fellows get dedicated research time, those interested in pursuing a career in basic or clinical research have several options for meeting these goals. Through the Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Program and other internal funds, we provide interested fellows with the needed tools to apply and obtain funding for future research – including K08 or K23 awards. 

Clinical Track

This track is intended for those interested in careers in clinical education or as master clinicians. Our fellowship provides the opportunity for those interested in specific specialties to gain needed experience and expertise. Specialties include lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease and interventional pulmonology.