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Jim Davis

Kathryn Bilello, MD

Program Director

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Pulmonary and Critical Care


UCSF Fresno Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Our three-year ACGME-accredited Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Fellowship Program welcomed its first class in 2007. It is a program within the Department of Internal Medicine and exists in conjunction with the fully-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program and seventeen other fellowships at UCSF Fresno. 

Our Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Fellowship Program places equal emphasis on clinical and research training. Training includes clinical rotations, protected research blocks, ambulatory care and participation in a broad range of conferences. Training takes place at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and the VA Central California Health Care System. CRMC is home to one of California’s busiest emergency departments and the only Level 1 trauma center, burn unit and the only Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit between Sacramento and Los Angeles. 

Fellows receive extensive training in pulmonary medicine with dedicated faculty in all subspecialties in pulmonary medicine such as cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, asthma/COPD, lung infection, lung cancer, interventional pulmonary and general pulmonary medicine. 

Critical care training will take place mainly in the medical intensive care unit and fellows will receive training in all aspects of critical care medicine and all critical care procedures such as intubation, central lines, chest tube, percutaneous tracheostomy placement and ECMO cannulation. 

Fellows will also rotate through trauma and neurocritical care ICU. In addition, fellows gain experience in radiology and pathology, have access to current literature, related disciplines and research interests of division colleagues and collaborators at UCSF Fresno. 

Our goal is to produce skilled pulmonary clinicians, educators and investigators. 

Applicants who have completed an accredited residency in internal medicine can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Three highly qualified physicians are admitted into the program each year.