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 lase

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