Accredited Fellowship Program Provides Subspecialty Training

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, is designed to train physicians who have successfully completed an internal medicine residency program in the subspecialties of pulmonary and critical care. The philosophy of our program is to produce excellent clinicians with a research focus to succeed as leaders in academic medicine. The three-year program is designed according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines and leads to board eligibility in both pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program is accredited by the ACGME for 15 fellows (five fellows/year). The program is supported by the following:

Leadership Excellence in Pulmonary and Critical Care

Under the direction of Steven Strausbaugh, MD, the philosophy of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program is to produce excellent clinicians with a research focus to succeed as leaders in academic medicine.

Clinical Training and Research Opportunities

The first year of the fellowship program is mostly clinical. In their second year of fellowship, all fellows will attend a 4-week course on clinical and translation research at Case Western Reserve University (Clinical Research Scholar Program or CRSP course). Second-year fellows will have 4 to 6 months of dedicated research time. In the third year of fellowship, fellows have an option of "research tract" where they can an additional 6 months of protected research time.

Connected Facilities Provide True Collaboration

We are fortunate with the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program to have an amazing group of hospitals connected into a unified complex with a state-of-the-art Louis Stokes VA Medical Center just a short walk or drive away. All of this is situated in the heart of Case Western Reserve University campus and happens to be the cultural hub of Cleveland. Between UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Center are several museums and Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Along Martin Luther King Drive is a large park where many cultural organizations have created gardens representing their ethnic pride. Learn more about our training facilities, including:

Life in Cleveland Has So Much to Offer

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