A Welcome from the Program Director

We are excited to share our program with you on your interview day. Our Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program is a minimum of 3 years and can be extended for fellows on the T32 training grant who are seeking a career as an NIH investigator. Our program offers the exposure to a broad range clinical and research opportunities. On the clinical side, our program provides experience in general pulmonology, as well as subspecialty pulmonary training including lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, ILD, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, asthma, COPD and mycobacterial disease. From the critical care standpoint, our fellows benefit from a robust multidisciplinary CCM experience during which they function as the primary fellows not only in the MICUs but the CTICU, SICU, and Neuro ICU as well. All fellows have ample elective opportunities that can be tailored to their interests. Our research mentors cover the entire spectrum of clinical, translational, and basic science research and with the infrastructure of Washington University and collaboration between departments we are able to offer fellows a large number of projects/mentors to select from.

For those interested in Critical Care Medicine training, our CCM pathway offers a 12 month program for trainees trained in another internal medicine subspecialty or a 24 month program from applicants with internal medicine or emergency medicine residency training. Our CCM program is truly multidisciplinary with fellows rotating in the MICU, stem cell transplant/oncology ICU, CTICU, SICU, and Neuro ICU all as primary fellows. Fellows in the 2 year program will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly activity consisting of research, educational, quality improvement, and/or patient safety projects and will be given dedicated time to complete this work.

Please see the welcome video on our website as well as presentations below from our fellows about their experiences within our fellowship program and living in St. Louis.

We look forward to telling you more about our program and community, please feel free to reach out to me directly by email with any questions.

Chad Witt, MD
Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship