Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Columbia University Affiliation at Harlem Hospital Center

Our program accepts 2 fellows per year for a 2 year fellowship program in pulmonary diseases. All fellows are accepted through the NRMP and applications are accepted through ERAS beginning around October 25th.

The primary goal of the fellowship program in Pulmonary/critical care is to train the next generation of leaders in clinical management of a variety of pulmonary diseases and to bridge the disparities in healthcare. Most of our fellows go on to acquire additional year training in critical care and/or sleep medicine.  The program offers a diverse faculty who are committed to clinical care, improving disparity in healthcare, teaching, and research.

During their training, fellows assume a variety of roles. On the clinical rotations they interact closely with experienced faculty to learn the scientific basis for the clinical care of acutely and chronically ill patients. Fellows assume active teaching roles while conducting rounds, providing consultation services, performing procedures, and instructing residents and students. Patient care experience is balanced with didactic sessions on clinical and basic science.

Fellows rotate through Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University for sleep and Lung transplant experience

At the end of their training, our fellows acquire expertise in a broad range of diseases including asthma, COPD, HIV/AIDs associated pulmonary diseases, Tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, neuromuscular disease, pulmonary hypertension, occupational lung diseases, sarcoidosis, lung transplantation, critical care procedures, ultrasound for critical care and pulmonologists, conventional and EBUS bronchoscopy, as well as the basics of critical care and sleep medicine.

Fellows learn to express their own ideas and challenge those of their colleagues. They receive the support and mentorship they need to develop the skills to become independent medical scholars and scientists.

Gene Pesola, MD, MPH
Fellowship Program Director
Raji Ayinla, MD, FCCP, FACP
​Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care