Our program consists of 15 fellows, five each year, who are very involved in every aspect of patient care within the division. Fellows gain clinical experience via rotations at the University of Kansas Hospital and the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri
The University of Kansas Hospital (KUH) is consistently rated the best hospital in Kansas City and Kansas. It is also the primary subspecialty hospital for a large area of the central US, covering all of Kansas, western Missouri, and parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa.
From the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. I am proud of the program that we have established here at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and it is an honor to represent it as the program director.
Clinically, our program offers a robust and comprehensive training experience. The University of Kansas Medical Center is home to one of the largest medical intensive care units in the country with both high volume and acuity. Our fellows in close collaboration with supportive attendings are the leaders in the care of critically ill patients within the health system, including complex critical care that stems from our high-volume bone marrow and solid organ transplant patient populations. Our fellows are trained to be procedurally competent, effective leaders, and true content experts. The most fulfilling part of my job is watching our fellows grow their independence over their three years of training.
Our division is filled with expertise in all areas of subspecialty pulmonary medicine. We are the regional referral center for pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma, and interventional pulmonology. Our fellows enjoy the wide breadth of experience with all our subspecialists, which ultimately allows them to graduate our program as well rounded pulmonary and critical care physicians.
Fellows also receive education and support to develop a research project that reflects their clinical passion. We have dedicated research coordinators and statistical support for our faculty and fellows. In addition, our fellows are supported in their travels to present their projects at national meetings.
Our fellows are truly the heart and soul of our program and divisional culture. They bring a refreshing energy and drive for learning that endlessly pushes me and my colleagues to reach new heights. We truly are a family at the University of Kansas, and it is an honor to have you consider us as your new home for the upcoming three years.
Heath Latham, M.D., FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medical Director of Health System Integration
One-year Critical Care Fellowship
The Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine division also offers a one-year critical care medicine fellowship program that provides robust clinical training that creates physicians to be leaders in their field and community.