Core Curriculum - Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship

The core curriculum of the fellowship includes the topics listed below, as well as didactic lectures and extensive simulation training. A standardized curriculum with a required reading syllabus will be provided on a variety of interventional pulmonary topics. Fellows will be trained in the direct application of interventional pulmonary procedures in a high volume clinical setting. We encourage fellows to explore the following educational resources:

Core Curriculum Topics

  • Advanced diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy
  • Airway applications of balloon bronchoplasty
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Autofluorescence bronchoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Management of benign and malignant airway and pleural diseases
  • Medical pleuroscopy
  • Metallic, hybrid, and silicone stent placement
  • Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Pleural biopsy and pleurodesis
  • Pleural catheter placement
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Simulation education center
  • Thermoplasty
  • Transtracheal oxygen catheter
  • YAP laser

There are opportunities to travel abroad for additional international interventional experiences during the year of training. Participation in the internationally recognized Lahey Clinic Interventional Course is also offered annually.