The combined sub-specialty faculty includes a total of 12
Pulmonary/Critical Care physicians. Four faculty members have additional
board-certification in Sleep Medicine, two faculty members have
additional certification in Interventional Pulmonary.
All medical sub-specialties are represented in the
Department of Medicine, and faculty members from these disciplines
participate in the training of pulmonary/critical care fellows by
providing consultative services, co-management of patients, or formal
didactic activities. Faculty members from other departments of the
College of Medicine participate in the training program as well. These
disciplines include General Surgery, Surgical Trauma and Critical Care,
Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Critical
Care, Pediatric Critical Care, Radiology, and Pathology.
Trainees are closely supervised by faculty, but as a
trainee’s skills, judgment, and knowledge advance over the course of
three years, he/she assumes greater autonomy in the management of the
medical ICU team and patients while the attending physician assumes an
increasingly consultative role. This helps the trainee to acquire
systems-based skills to administer, organize, and direct a critical care
unit effectively with other members of the team.