University of Vermont Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Our Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine subspecialty certification.

The University of Vermont/UVM Medical Center fellowship program emphasizes the integration of clinical care, education and research in a collegial environment. Two fellows are accepted each year for the three-year program.


Components of the Fellowship Program
Pulmonary Medicine Consultation Service

Each fellow serves six months on the consult service diagnosing and managing hospitalized patients with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases.

Critical Care Medicine

Each fellow spends nine months in the medical intensive care unit which is staffed by pulmonary and critical care faculty.  Each fellow also spends two months in the surgical intensive care unit working with a dedicated surgical critical care team.  The surgical intensive care unit cares for patients with a wide variety of surgical related diseases including cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and trauma.

Ambulatory Care

Each fellow has a continuity clinic at the Pulmonary Ambulatory Clinic one-half day per week. Ambulatory care electives are also available.

PFT Laboratory

Each fellow spends a dedicated month in the Pulmonary Function Lab, which involves one on one didactics and hands on learning.

Sleep Medicine

One of our faculty is board-certified in sleep medicine, and supervises the fellows' experience during their 1 month rotation at the sleep disorders clinic and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. Additional elective time is available.

Related Clinical Experiences

All fellows do a rotation in anesthesia, and in the pulmonary function laboratory. Electives are available in many other areas, such as thoracic radiology, infectious disease, allergy, immunology, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.


Our program is designed to prepare fellows for a career in academic medicine.  We provide 16 months of protected time devoted to research.  Our fellows work closely with members of the Vermont Lung Center which is the research section of our Division.  The faculty prides itself on outstanding academic achievements and mentoring.  Many fellows go on to continue their research during a 4th year of training that may be supported by our T32 training grant in lung biology.

More Information

If you would like more detailed information about our fellowship program, please download our Fellowship Training Program Handbook The handbook is given to each of our fellows at the start of their fellowship.



David Kaminsky, M.D.
Program Director

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