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Clinical Training and Rotations

Our fellows gain experience across a wide variety of services and rotations, giving them exposure to a numerous amount of case types and patients.

  • 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 thus, fellows lead care for complex critical illness that includes 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.

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 the state of Kansas
  • Breadth of exposure to management of brain injury, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, and exposure to neuro-interventional procedures
  • Additionally, fellows will get the chance to have a perspective from both neurology critical physicians and anesthesia-based critical care physicians
  • Fellows will get a chance to rotate with both Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Anesthesia Critical Care Physicians to get 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
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to rotate in the Pulmonary Function Lab and the Sleep lab to gain a better understanding for these processes
  • The fellow will get the chance to rotate through ambulatory sleep clinic to understand the basics of complex sleep medicine and also work to interpret Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) and High Altitude Simulation Testing (HAST)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Occupational Health
  • Sleep

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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