Pulmonary Medicine fellows rotate and are exposed to a large, varied patient population. Fellows rotate through critical care units and provide urgent consultations for Emergency Room patients, as well as consultative services for pulmonary patients on general, medical, surgical and obstetrical floors. They follow patients during their inpatient stay through to discharge, as well as follow patients, both, in clinical settings and private physicians' offices.
There is a particular emphasis in teaching the fellow the techniques and management skills necessary for the care of mechanically ventilated patients. This begins in the critical care setting and is followed through to lesser care areas, including intermediate care as well as general medical floors, and also to the outpatient setting. Fellows rotate to multiple chronic care ventilator units in Brooklyn and are also exposed to the management of home-ventilator patients.
Fellows are fully trained in all aspects of pulmonary physiology. They interpret and supervise pulmonary physiology testing, including exercise testing.
Fellows rotate and are exposed to patients with a full range of sleep disorders at our state-of-the-art Institute of Sleep and Breathing Disorders.