Our fellowship program offers a complete clinical experience. We have four full-time board-certified pediatric pulmonologists, two full-time nurse practitioner and multiple pediatric allergists on staff. We have a Cystic Fibrosis Center fully accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with dedicated nursing, nutrition and social work staff. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is an active participant in the Therapeutic Development Network. We have a fully accredited Sleep Center with six pediatric beds. We have an active inpatient and outpatient asthma team as well as a technology dependent program. We also have a multidisciplinary Sickle Cell Disease Pulmonary Hypertension Working Group with several active research studies. We have a pulmonary function laboratory with the ability to do spirometry, complete lung volumes, exercise testing, sweat testing and cold air challenges. We also perform combined cardiopulmonary testing with cardiology.

We have a flexible bronchoscopy program with a complete range of fiberoptic and microchip scopes. Flexible bronchoscopy can be performed in the dedicated endoscopy suite or anywhere in the hospital with a separate travel cart.

We have a busy inpatient service that is responsible for pulmonology patients admitted to the regular nursing floors. We have daily rounds with our inpatient resident team and are active teachers with other teams. Our inpatient team also consults for medical/surgical teams, the neonatal intensive care service and the critical care service. The neonatal intensive care unit has 30 beds with a dedicated staff of neonatologists. The hospital's critical care service manages and directs the care of patients in the 8-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 8-bed cardiac intensive care unit, and the 18-bed special care/burn unit. Our hospital is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center with a busy surgical service. Consults are co-managed with 24/7 in-house pediatric intensivists.

Our section has an active outpatient service with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases. These patients are managed with assistance from nursing, dietary services, social work and respiratory therapy.

Mission Statement

The fellowship program's mission is to prepare trainees for careers in academic Pediatric Pulmonology. We accomplish this goal through rigorous clinical training with a diverse patient population, a strong tradition of teaching healthcare professionals, and a structured education in research design, methodology, statistics, and evidence-based medicine. Our expectation is that our fellows will be prepared to succeed in any clinical environment while also establishing a flourishing research career.

Program location St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Program Accreditation ID# 3264131078
Program Size 3
Program Accreditation ACGME

Eligibility Requirements

Program Eligibility Prerequisites
Satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Residency or other training suitable to the Program Director’s

Application Requirements and Timeline

  • Satisfactory completion of an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Residency.
  • Successfully completed all three steps of USMLE and three letters of recommendation.
  • Foreign medical graduates with a valid ECFMG certificate
  • U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Residence or a valid U.S. J-1 or H-1B Visa

How to Apply 

Applications can be submitted at Applying to Residencies with ERAS®

Interviews will be scheduled. Match/Selection occurs during Fall for Pediatric Specialties.

Program Start Date: July 1