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Program Highlights

Diverse ICU Experience

  • 58-bed ICU with broad range of pathology and acuity
  • Subspecialty medical ICU exposure – including transplant ICU and bone marrow transplant ICU
  • Veterans Affairs Hospital medical ICU exposure
  • Access to latest critical care techniques and equipment, including top ultrasound machines, utilization of bio-reactance in fluid management, video laryngoscopy and portable bronchoscopy

Large Procedural Experience

  • Very high procedural volume:
    • Endobronchial Ultrasound
    • General Bronchoscopy with Biopsy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Chest Tube Placement
  • Simulation exposure to these procedures with an annual trip to Mayo Clinic
  • Significant exposure to interventional pulmonology, including:
    • Rigid Bronchoscopy
    • Navigational Bronchoscopy
    • Cryobiopsy
    • Argon Plasma Coagulation Therapy
    • Tumor Debulking and/or Stenting
    • PleurX Catheter Placement
  • Without Interventional Pulmonology fellowship, fellows get a broad range of hands-on exposure to these advanced procedures

Robust Simulation Program

Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning

  • Central Line Placement
  • Airway Task and Team Training

Multi-disciplinary simulation program with nurses, respiratory therapists, faculty to learn techniques for basic and advanced airway placement

  • Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound

With EBUS simulator at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital

  • Thoracentesis

Strong Ambulatory Clinic Experience

  • Fellows Clinic Wednesday afternoons – staffed by two faculty
    • Fellows provided their own patient panel to follow and care for autonomously with guided supervision
  • Exposure to sub-specialty clinics:
    • Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Occupational Lung Disease, Transplant
    • Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Divisional Wellness Committee

Group that includes faculty and fellows that works to promote social activities, well-being and burnout prevention.

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Internal Medicine

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