Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship

Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship

The Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine is a 12-month program beginning July 1. It is our mission to train fellows to become proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of complex airway diseases through advanced bronchoscopic and pleural procedures. Our goal is to teach fellows to become well-rounded physicians who successfully lead a team of healthcare professionals in a clinical and/or academic setting.

Program Details

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a part of the John T. Milliken Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri. Our Interventional Pulmonology program began in 2003 with inpatient and outpatient services featuring state-of-the-art technology and a multidisciplinary approach to care. Our busy urban location allows for high volumes of patients with lung cancer, complex pleural disease and airway obstruction. Essentially, IP is a procedural specialty. At the end of IP fellowship training, fellows will be able to successfully perform all medical, diagnostic, and surgical procedures considered essential for the practice of interventional pulmonology. These procedures include:

IP fellows attend weekly outpatient clinic, as well as provide consultation to referred patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, The IP fellow will have the opportunity to provide attending services in the intensive care unit setting and other coverage. In addition, IP fellows are encouraged to participate in the writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication as well as ongoing research projects.

How to Apply

Apply for our interventional pulmonology program through the Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD).  We accept one fellow per year.

 

Contact Information

Praveen Chenna, MD
Fellowship Director, Interventional Pulmonology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
praveenchenna@wustl.edu
314-454-8764

Alexander Chen, MD
Director of Interventional Pulmonology
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
chenac@wustl.edu
314-454-8764