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  • Large consultation service that consists of pulmonary attending, pulmonary fellow, resident physicians and medical students

  • High volume and wide breadth of pulmonary pathologies provide a comprehensive subspecialty experience

  • Diverse experience both at The University of Kansas Hospital and VA Medical Center

The University of Kansas is home to one of the largest medical intensive care units in the country and our fellows lead care for complex critical illnesses that include sepsis, septic shock, acute and chronic respiratory failure, hematologic emergencies and more.

  • High Acuity Bone Marrow and Solid Organ Transplant Populations

  • Utilization of cutting-edge ICU based technologies

  • High procedure volume and experience

The Kansas City VA Medical Center is home to an additional high-acuity complex ICU, dedicated to the care of critically ill veterans.

A well-established system that allows for fellow autonomy with 24-hour supervision by nocturnal intensivists.

  • Dedicated block for high volume, repetitive procedural experience that allows for fine tuning of procedural skills

  • Pulmonary Procedures: bronchoscopy with lavage and biopsy, thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, and endobronchial ultrasound and navigational bronchoscopy

  • Interventional Pulmonary Procedures: transbronchial cryobiopsy, rigid bronchoscopy, percutaneous tracheostomy, argon plasma coagulation (APC)
  • Fellows will get the opportunity to work with trained neuro critical care physicians at a designated stroke center in Kansas

  • Breadth of exposure to management of brain injury, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, and exposure to neuro-interventional procedures

  • Fellows will get the chance to have a perspective from both neurology critical physicians and anesthesia-based critical care physicians
  • Fellows will rotate with both cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesia critical care physicians to gain exposure to complex thoracic pathology

  • Rotation includes exposure to ECMO as well as OR experience to Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and lung resection

Fellows have the opportunity to rotate in the advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant ICU to gain exposure to pre- and post-transplant evaluation, complex cardiogenic shock, and interpretation of PA catheter waveforms.

Two-week rotation with the Division of Palliative Medicine to specifically gain exposure and skill development of end-of-life issues within critical care.

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University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division
Mailstop 3007
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6045