Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowships at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center include training in interventional pulmonology and prepare participants for certification in both pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Rotations are scheduled in the medical and surgical intensive care units.

Our program offers a high faculty-to-trainee ratio. You’ll work directly with our pulmonary and critical care medicine professionals. But you’ll also interact with physicians and trainees in anesthesiology, cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, internal medicine and its subspecialties, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and urology.

We have six fellows in our program at any one time. Two positions are available each year.

What You Can Expect

During your three-year fellowship, you’ll maintain an active clinical practice. You’ll also participate in clinics focused on asthma, tuberculosis and sleep medicine.

Rotations & Schedule
Three-Year Training

Pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center include inpatient consultations and extensive experience in our intensive care units and specialty clinics as well as research time and electives tailored to your interests.

Your exact schedule may vary slightly from what’s listed here, but we follow a general three-year plan.

First Year:
  • Introduction (1/2 month)
  • Anesthesia (1/2 month)
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultation service (2 months)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (4 months)
  • Outpatient office/sleep/tuberculosis (2 months)
  • Pulmonary function testing and pulmonary rehabilitation (2 months)
  • Research (1 month)
Second Year:
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (1 month)
  • Beverly Hospital Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital transplant & consult service (1 month)
  • Infectious disease/pulmonary rehabilitation elective (1 month)
  • Inpatient pulmonary consultation service (1 month)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (2 months)
  • Outpatient pulmonary consultation/pulmonary function tests/tuberculosis clinic service (2 months)
  • Research (2 months)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
Third Year:
  • Beverly Hospital Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Cardiothoracic care Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (1 month)
  • Coronary Care Unit (1 month)
  • Elective (3 months
  • Inpatient pulmonary consults (1 month)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Outpatient pulmonary consultation/pulmonary function testing/tuberculosis clinic service (1 month)
  • Research (3 months)

Elective rotations allow you to tailor part of your fellowship to your interests. The world-class multidisciplinary care offered at Lahey ensures you’ll have a wide variety of options. Popular elective choices for pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows include Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Nutrition and Otolaryngology.

On-Call Schedule

As a fellow, you’ll take night calls from home. If an unstable patient is admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit, you’ll be expected to come to the hospital to assist medical residents (with the attending physician, if necessary).

Weekend call consists of coverage of patients cared for by the Medical Intensive Care Unit team and patients on the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine service. You’ll work with an attending physician. Fellows determine the details of their call schedules.

Curriculum & Research Opportunities
Educational Conferences

Lectures and conferences are an important part of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship curriculum at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. They’re intended to supplement the clinical learning that takes place during your rotations.

During your fellowship, you’ll be required to attend and actively participate in the following regularly scheduled conferences:

  • Critical Care Medicine Lecture Series
  • Medical Grand Rounds
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Conference
  • Pulmonary Medicine or Critical Care Medicine Conference
  • Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Conference (MTOC) with radiologists and pathologists
  • Core Curriculum Lecture Series for all Lahey trainees
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Conference
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Research Conference
  • Sleep Disorders Conference

Research opportunities are an essential component of your training. As part of your fellowship, you’ll have the option to develop a research proposal and present it to Lahey’s Institutional Review Board. With guidance from a supervising faculty member, you’ll carry out the project and present it at a national meeting. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to an invited book chapter or submit interesting case reports for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

You may complete your project at any time during your training. However, six months (one in the first year, two in the second year and three in the third year) are set aside specifically for research. During this time, you can work on your project without any daytime clinical responsibilities. You will also have the option of using one or two of your elective blocks to do research.

Eligibility & How To Apply
Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, you must:

  • Complete residency training in internal medicine
  • Be eligible for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine before the start date of your fellowship
Application Process

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program, which requires you to register and complete the National Resident Matching Program Universal Application.

Please also assemble the following:


  • A Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians familiar with your work
  • Your transcripts

Please submit completed applications through ERAS. Questions about the program can be emailed to Dr. Campagna.