Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine maintains one of the most active and multi-faceted educational programs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The goal of the training program is to produce fully trained and competent physicians in the subspecialty of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our three-year training program is accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program offers a structured curriculum encompassing rotations in the medical and surgical intensive care units of the medical center, as well as the opportunity to care for inpatients and outpatients under the supervision of the division's clinical faculty. The program curriculum is based on the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Residency Review Committee. The curriculum includes formal course work, lectures and seminars as well as supervised clinical training experiences. Fellows have ample opportunity to gain competence in the performance of a high volume of procedures relating to the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine, as well as in the interpretation of pulmonary function tests.


Medical intensive care unit
Pulmonary consultation service
Cardiac care unit
Cardiothoracic intensive care unit
Surgical intensive care unit
Sleep medicine


All fellows participate in one year of research, at the laboratory bench and/or involving human subjects. Fellows choose to participate in the ongoing studies of the division, which include gene therapy for a variety of human diseases, including cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. Fellows are assigned to supervising investigators and integrated into the laboratory.

Weekly Conferences:

Core lecture series in critical care
Journal Club
Chief’s rounds with Dr. Ronald Crystal
Core lecture series in pulmonary medicine
Tumor Board Conference
Medicine grand rounds
Clinical Case Conference

Monthly Conferences:

Interstitial Lung Disease Multidisciplinary Conference
Joint Case Conference (occurs six times per year)
Briscoe Lung Club (occurs four times per year)


Fellowship Start Date
July 1, 2014

Application Deadline
Application Review from July 15, 2013 - August 20, 2013

Interview Dates
September 2013 - November 2013

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
ERAS Program Code: 1492156F0

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
NRMP Match Number: 1563521083


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Dana Zappetti, MD, Program Director

Abraham Sanders, MD
Associate Program Director

Charlene Davis
Fellowship & Academic Appointment Coordinator
Tel: (212) 746 2908
Fax: (212) 746-8870
[email protected]

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