Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program
The Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine. Our program is designed to develop and train technically skilled and academic minded interventional pulmonologists in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, percutaneous tracheostomy, and advanced minimally invasive pleural procedures.
Trainees in our fellowship program will gain experience and become proficient in the performance of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic, pleural procedures and percutaneous tracheostomy tube placement. The trainee will acquire the knowledge and skills required to recognize, investigate, and manage large airway obstructions, malignant and non-malignant intrathoracic and pleural diseases. The fellow will develop advanced expertise in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and Thoracic Oncology.
The Interventional Pulmonology fellow will actively participate in the weekly multidisciplinary thoracic oncology conference.
The fellow will be required to complete at least one original research project and is encouraged to present at a national meeting during his or her fellowship year.
Typical Weekly Fellow Schedule:
|7-8 am: Follow up rounds||7-7:30am: Follow up Rounds||7-7:30am: Follow up Rounds/Consent||7am-8am: Follow up Rounds/Consent||7-8am: Follow up Rounds|
|8-10 am: Tracheostomy/PEG or Pleural/Academic||7:30-8:30am: Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Conference (MTOP)||7:30-8am: IP Didactics (20-30 minute presentation by IP fellow, Gen Pulm Fellow, or Attending)||8am-5pm:
EBUS/Navigation Bronchoscopy scheduled at 8, 10, 12, 2pm.
|8-10am: Tracheostomy/PEG or Pleural/Academic|
|10am-6pm: Rigid Bronchoscopy/Other||8:30am-5pm: IP Outpatient Clinic||8:30am-5pm: EBUS/Navigation Bronchoscopy scheduled at 8:30, 10, 12, 2||10am-6pm: Rigid Bronchoscopy/Other|
Pleural disease interspersed
|Pleural disease interspersed||Plueral disease interspersed||Pleural disease interspersed||
To read more about Interventional Pulmonology at UNC, and the scope of services and procedures offered and taught, please visit our page here.
Candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Applicants must be board certified in Pulmonary Medicine and board eligible in Critical Care Medicine. Applications are accepted through the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Application Service (IPFAS).
Applicants are selected exclusively through the National Residency Matching Program. All candidates must register through Specialties Matching Service (SMS). To register go to: National Resident Matching Program. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete the program annually.
CB# 7020, 130 Mason Farm Road
4th Floor Bioinformatics Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Recent Graduates of Program and Post-fellowship Positions
Adam Belanger, 2017 – Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
David Chambers, 2018 – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Louisiana State University (LSU) at Shreveport
Sohini Ghosh, 2019 – Interventional Pulmonary Medical Director, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA