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Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

General Program Information

I am delighted that you are considering a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. New York Methodist offers comprehensive clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine training, focused training with state of art facilities available. In addition to the PCCM Fellowship, the Department of Medicine offers training to over 100 internal medicine residents and fellows in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, hematology & oncology and gastroenterology. As a 612-bed hospital located in the famed Park Slope and only 5 miles from Manhattan, New York Methodist provides fellows in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine with a breadth of clinical experience that will allow them to feel comfortable practicing this discipline in any setting. We pride ourselves on a warm, collegial relationship and close supervision of the fellows, while giving them the independence to assume greater responsibility as they progress in their training.

Our division has had enormous growth over the past five years and I would like to take this opportunity to describe our hospital and the other facilities where the fellows rotate during their training.

The trainees get a broad based experience – including areas such as state of the art critical care medicine, full complement of pulmonary interventional procedures (including use of ultrasound in the ICU, percutaneous tracheostomies, stent placement using flexible bronchoscopic technique, medical pleuroscopies, pleur-X catheters for palliation, etc), sleep medicine (both adults and pediatrics-including collaboration with a Ph.D. scientist who performs research), and management of insomnia (with a pulmonary attending and psychologist), a fully-functional pulmonary hypertension program with a dedicated nurse coordinator, pulmonary physiology, advanced lung cancer patients, two continuity clinics (including a tertiary referral clinic for advanced lung disease) and in one of the largest sickle cell clinics in the country. 

“The quality of education depends, more than upon any other factor, upon the quality of teachers”. We have a dedicated staff of physicians who take pride in their involvement with the fellowship training program. We are confident that the program will train well-rounded and competent pulmonary and critical care physicians.

I am pleased to invite you to apply for a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at New York Methodist. If you have any questions or would like to visit the Hospital, please feel free to call me at 718-780-5835. Fellowship inquiries can be sent to our coordinator, Ms. Patrice Balistreri at

Our program accepts applications over the Internet using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) exclusively. We are unable to accept applicants who are on J1 or H1 visas. For details regarding the application process, contact your dean's office or the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Suhail Raoof, M.D

Suhail Raoof, M.D. FCCP, FCCM, FACP
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Raoof is professor of clinical medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is the author of numerous articles in the areas of pulmonary and critical care medicine, chest radiology and mechanical ventilation. He is President-Elect of the American College of Chest Physicians (2010-2011)

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