Pulmonary Rotations

Pulmonary Inpatient Consultation at Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH)-Texas Medical Center, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) General Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center

With multiple sites for inpatient pulmonary consultation, the experience our fellows receive taking care of patients with respiratory diseases is expansive. Fellows will gain experience in pulmonary diagnostics including pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary exercise testing as well as diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy procedures.

Kindred Transitional Care Hospital (LTAC)

Participate in long-term ventilator weaning and chronic tracheostomy management and downsizing with an additional focused training on care of lung transplant patients.

Interventional Pulmonology at MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Focused training at a world-renowned interventional pulmonology program attaining skills using endobronchial ultrasound, rigid bronchoscopy, airway stents, navigational bronchoscopy, medical pleuroscopy and argon plasma coagulation.

 

Critical Care Rotations

MHH Medical Intensive Care Unit

Focused training on patients with a multitude of medical illnesses and multi-organ failure. There are abundant opportunities to engage and support patients and their families through remarkable recoveries as well as through end of life discussions.

LBJ Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Focused training in the care of a critically ill underserved patient population and its unique pathology.  Opportunities for ICU co-management with General and Thoracic Surgery.

MHH Heart & Vascular Institute – Advanced Heart Failure Critical Care

Focused training as a consultant on patients with advanced heart failure including those who may require mechanical support devices, ECMO, heart transplantation and lung transplantation.

MHH Heart & Vascular Institute – Cardiac Critical Care

Focused training as a consultant on patients with cardiac diseases including acute coronary syndromes and acute valvular heart disease.  This rotation offers exposure to patients with Interventional Cardiology procedures including Transcatheter Aortic and Mitral Valve replacement.

MHH Heart & Vascular Institute – Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care

Focused training as a consultant on patients with cardiac surgical procedures include aortic aneurysms and dissections, coronary bypass, valvular replacement and pericardial and thoracic procedures.

Transplant Surgical Intensive Care Unit 

Focused training on patients with advanced liver and kidney diseases including patients who have received liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.  Rotation on this service includes coverage of pulmonary consultations for inhalational lung injury in the John S. Dunn Burn Center.

MHH Neurological Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Focused training at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute learning the management of pre and post-operative neurosurgical patients with both traumatic injuries and neurovascular diseases. 

MHH Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Focused training in our level I trauma center. Under the guidance of our Surgical Critical Care team, our fellows learn about the evaluation and management of acute traumatic injuries, surgical management of critical illness, and percutaneous gastrostomy and tracheostomy tube placement.