|Program Director||Program Administrator||Length of Fellowship||Positions|
|Jeffrey Kaufman, DO||Leslie Zang|
|Three years||One per year|
About the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship
The Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Doctors Hospital
accepted the first trainee into the training program in August of 2006.
The combined program is 36 months in duration and provides the
osteopathic trained Internal Medicine Resident with advanced and
concentrated training in both pulmonary diseases and critical care
medicine. In addition, the program prepares the fellow for
certification in both pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine.
combined subspecialty program involves the diagnosis, treatment of
patients with both diverse pulmonary diseases as well as those with life
threatening illness. The purpose of this combined program offers:
organized combined program that provides progressively more
responsibility for the care of pulmonary and critically ill patients
throughout the three years of training.
- Extensive education in bronchoscopy and other procedures essential to the practice of pulmonary critical care medicine
fellow with definitive diagnosis and treatment plans for patients as it
relates to pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. The fellows
acquire the competency of a specialist in both disciplines.
necessary equipment to train in critical care medicine and pulmonary
medicine as outlined in the American College of Osteopathic Medicine
requirements for each subspecialty.
- The opportunities to integrate osteopathic principles and practice opportunities throughout the training program.
opportunities to observe and manage inpatients and outpatients with a
wide variety of pulmonary diseases. The fellows will be given the
opportunity to assume continuing responsibility for acute and
chronically ill patients in order to observe the natural history of
pulmonary disease as well as the effectiveness of therapeutic programs.
opportunity to care for patients with heart surgery. Patient encounters
may occur through consults, ICU/CCU patient rounds, or floor rounds.
Trauma/SICU experience may be gained by choosing elective time for a
rotation outside Doctors Hospital.