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Procedure Training

Fellows will be trained in the application of interventional pulmonary procedures at a high volume clinical setting. The training will encompass evaluation of the patient, procedure performance and follow up. At the beginning of each academic year, there will be simulation training on some of the complex procedures to familiarize the fellow prior to performing on actual patients.

Lectures, Case Conference, Journal Club

There are monthly didactic lectures, case conferences, journal club and/or literature review on interventional pulmonology topics in conjunction with the pulmonary fellowship program.

Scholarly Activity

The fellow is expected to participate in a scholarly activity project during the year. At least one manuscript suitable for submission will be required to successfully complete the fellowship.

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum of the fellowship will include training on the topics and procedures listed below.

  1. Advanced diagnostic & therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy
  2. Rigid Bronchoscopy
  3. Argon Plasma Coagulation
  4. Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy
  5. Balloon Bronchoplasty
  6. Bronchial Thermoplasty
  7. Cryotherapy
  8. Complex Airway Management
  9. Electrocautery
  10. Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy
  11. Endobronchial Brachytherapy
  12. Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided TBNA
  13. Foreign Body Retrieval (with Rigid or Flexible Bronchoscopes)
  14. Interpretative Skills and Use of 3-D CT images in Airway Management
  15. Management of benign and malignant Airway Obstructions
  16. Management of Chronic Tracheostomy
  17. Management of benign and malignant Pleural Diseases
  18. Medical Thoracoscopy
  19. Metallic and Silicone airway stent placement (Flexible and Rigid)
  20. Narrow Band Imaging
  21. Nd-Yag Laser
  22. Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  23. Pleural Biopsy and Pleurodesis
  24. Pleural Catheter Placement
  25. Pleural Manometry
  26. Transtracheal Oxygen Catheter Placement
  27. Thoracic Ultrasound in Managing Pleural Disease
  28. Ultrasound guided Critical Care Procedures