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Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine

About the program

Program Director: Tariq Cheema, MD
Accreditation: ACGME
Program Length:
Preliminary: 3 years (PGY4-PGY6)
Fellowship Compliment:
9 Pulm CCM Fellows (3 per year)
1 Nephrology/CCM Track Fellow (PGY6)
1 Cardiology/CCM Track Fellow (PGY6)
2 Infectious Disease/CCM Track Fellows

pulm group


The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is a fully accredited three-year program designed to prepare fellows for dual certification in the subspecialties of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Our fellowship is designed with a strong emphasis on clinical management of patients with acute and chronic lung diseases as well as spanning all aspects of critical care medicine along with a strong emphasis on clinical research.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine evaluates and manages patients with acute and chronic lung disease. The division includes a Bronchoscopy Laboratory, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Sleep Disorders Center, Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit and Respiratory Therapy Department. Our 15 faculty members each have a unique interest that spans the realm of pulmonary, critical care, sleep medicine and research. The Division manages AGH’s 24 bed Medical Intensive Care Unit, and a 22 bed Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit. Our Division Chief, Anil Singh, MD has a strong interest in COPD and lung transplant and is a strong supporter of our fellowship.

The program is designed with emphasis on clinical evaluation and management of patients with acute and chronic lung diseases as well as critical illnesses. During the three-year fellowship, fellows spend nine months on the Consultation Service, six months on the Medical Intensive Care service. These experiences are enhanced by number of required and elective rotations that include Cardiovascular/Thoracic ICU, Neuro-critical Care ICU, Trauma, Sleep, Anesthesia, Radiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, and an Ambulatory rotation including Allergy, Rehab and Pulmonary Medicine. Fellows also spend dedicated time in the Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory and in Research.

The Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship now offers a critical care track for AGH Infectious Disease Fellows, an AGH Nephrology Fellow and an AGH Heart Failure/Cardiology Fellow who is interested in becoming critical care board certified. For further information regarding our critical care track please see the attached curriculum and visit their web site for further details for applying.

Nephrology Fellowship program

Infectious Disease Fellowship program

Heart Failure Fellowship program

About Graduate Medical Education

The Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program is part of the graduate medical education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about graduate medical education.