Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


The pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is a 3 year newly accredited ACGME combined pulmonary/critical care medicine fellowship program starting July 1, 2019.  This new program combines the components of two MSKCC programs that have been long-standing and independent ACGME accredited programs: the 2-year pulmonary medicine fellowship and the separate critical care medicine fellowship. 

The combined pulmonary and critical care medicine program will have a total of 6 trainees (2 per year) for 3 years.  The experience will combine the curriculum of the previous two-year pulmonary training program along with the one year critical care medicine training program.  The critical care rotations will be integrated into each year.  The trainees will learn from the 12-full time pulmonary medicine attendings, 8 full-time intensivists at MSKCC, and other full-time intensivists and pulmonologists at the outside rotations.

To ensure a broad experience, our outpatient pulmonary clinics are open to all patients with pulmonary disease, not just those who are being treated for malignant or malignancy-related pulmonary disease.  The fellowship offers unique and extensive exposure to patients who are immunocompromised.  Our trainees become experts in malignant and malignancy-related pulmonary disease as well.  Our trainees spend time in the sleep medicine clinic and laboratory at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The critical care component of the program will be 10 months in duration.  Trainees will spend 5 months in the MSKCC state-of-the-art 20-bed adult medical-surgical ICU and will have 4 required outside rotations at 3 institutions for experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery (1 month) and Neurocritical Care (1 month) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), Trauma Surgical ICU (1 month) at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Center, and Medical ICU rotation at New York Presbyterian-Queens (NYPQ) (1 month).  There is one month in the MSKCC Anesthesiology Department to optimize airway management skills.

There is extensive ICU and pulmonary procedural training including central venous and arterial catheter and chest tube insertions, ventilator management and waveform interpretation, therapeutic and diagnostic bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound and transbronchial needle aspiration.  Our fellows gain extensive experience in the management of pleural diseases including thoracic ultrasound, chest tubes and tunneled pleural catheters.  The interventional pulmonology service gives the trainees exposure to advance diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

The fellowship offers a full complement of didactic teaching sessions both in pulmonary and critical care.  There are multidisciplinary conferences, and opportunities to attend and participate in regional national meetings. Various electives are also available.

All trainees are expected to participate in a research project and to present at regional and national meetings.  There are projects available in pulmonary medicine and critical care.

For 2020, the program is recruiting 2 trainees for the combined pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship.

Application deadline for training to begin July 1, 2020:

September 15, 2019

Length of the program

3 years


Board eligible or board-certified graduates of an accredited US Internal Medicine residency program

Number of positions available

Two (2020)

Two (2021)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through ERAS by September 15 and requires a personal statement and three letters of recommendation, including one from your Internal Medicine program director.  The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program.

Interviews take place mid-September through October for the following July.

Program Director


Chanel E McCray
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212-639-4247
Fax: 929-321-7284