Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program

The Department of Pediatrics offers a Fellow Applicant Travel Scholarship Program for applicants interested in cell and molecular biology and health disparities research.

Fellowship Director: Marc B. Hershenson, M.D.

Associate Fellowship Director: Tom Saba, M.D. 

  Current Fellows

Mission and Overview

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology directs a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. This three-year program fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and is accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The goal of this program is to train outstanding academic pediatric pulmonologists – life-long learners who will be future leaders in the field. The provided training is broad in scope and includes a strong faculty, diverse inpatient and outpatient population, superb pulmonary function laboratory, and numerous educational and research opportunities.

Past fellows accomplishments include:

  • Platform presentations at International meetings that include the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference and Chest
  • Development of medical student teaching curriculums in pediatrics
  • Training awards from the NIH (K08, T32, F32) and the CF Foundation

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows.”
https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/residency-fellowship

Clinical Training

Pediatric Pulmonary Fellows are required to take up to 14 months of clinical service; 12 months are usually spent covering the Pediatric Pulmonary inpatient, consult, or outpatient services. The remaining months are usually spent on electives. Elective services include pediatric intensive care, allergy, pediatric sleep medicine, otolaryngology, infectious diseases and others. The outpatient experience includes one half-day continuity clinic each week, staffed by a faculty member. Fellows are expected to see their own patients and follow them continuously for the length of their training. Fellows are trained to perform flexible bronchoscopy and to read pulmonary function tests, and allergy skin tests. Fellows take call from home only during their clinical months. During the first year, the fellow takes call on average one out of every four nights. The last two years of the fellowship, which focus on research, are nearly call-free.

Highlights include:

  • Extensive exposure to flexible bronchoscopy techniques. On average fellows perform >120 bronchoscopies throughout their training
  • Teaching opportunities on inpatient consult and pediatric pulmonology teams
  • Exposure to unique clinical programs such as the Severe Asthma Clinic, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Clinic, and Home Ventilator Program

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities in Pediatric Pulmonology

At least 17 months of the three-year Fellowship period are spent in investigative work. During the first year of fellowship, each fellow is introduced and exposed to different programs of pulmonary research at the University of Michigan, including basic science research, mechanistic clinical research and health services research. Strong interdisciplinary interactions exist with the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care; Department of Pathology; Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology; and School of Public Health.

Eligibility and Selection

Eligible candidates will have either a M.D. or a D.O. degree and will have successfully completed a three-year residency in Pediatrics from an ACGME accredited program. In addition, the Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship follows the Graduate Medical Education policy on eligibility and selection. To view the policy, please click here.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan's Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted through ERAS.

Policies

Supervision

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine adheres to the Office of Graduate Medical Education's Supervision Policy. To view the policy, please click here.