Pulmonary Fellowship

The Mission of the Pediatric Pulmonology Training program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is to provide the next generation of Pediatric Pulmonologists with the skills needed to advance the health and quality of care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with acute and/or chronic respiratory disorders in the city of Houston, the state of Texas and beyond. This will be accomplished through advanced education in clinical care, scholarly activities, research, quality improvement, patient safety, and patient advocacy in collaboration with other Pediatric subspecialties and Departments in the McGovern Medical School. We are dedicated to educate a diverse body of physicians to advance patient-centered care and pursue innovative research.


Group photo of the Division of Pulmonary


The Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is an ACGME-accredited three-year program that provides comprehensive training in Pediatric Pulmonology. Our goal is to provide the next generation of Pediatric Pulmonologists with the skills needed to be independent practitioners who can advance the care of children with lung disease through clinical, educational and investigational activities, and through patient advocacy. Training for first year fellows starts on July 7th.

Pulmonology Fellowship

The training program that you choose is integral in the development of your knowledge & clinical skills during fellowship and eventually help direct your career path in pediatric pulmonary medicine.  Our program focuses on you as an individual and customizes your educational journey to best fit your needs and aspirations.  We adjust our educational curriculum based on the need’s assessment of the fellows’ performance and their career interests and goals.  The faculty is deeply committed to training fellows and actively engages, supports and guides the fellows in their educational pursuits.  As a testament to our dedication to fellow education, we have a 100% board pass rate on first attempt for ALL fellows who have graduated from our program.



Quick Overview

Positions offered per year: 2
Program duration: 3 years
Accrediting body: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Match participation?: Yes

Program Leadership

Cindy Jon, MD, MPH
Fellowship Program Director
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James M. Stark, M.D., Ph.D.James Stark, MD, PhD
Fellowship Program Associate Director
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Norma Leal
Fellowship Program Coordinator