Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program

The interventional pulmonary fellowship at Yale offers a unique training for the individual aspiring to acquire the necessary skills for a career in IP.  We strive to offer the appropriate balance of clinical training, research and education and have designed a one-year fellowship around these goals.  We participate in the IP match.  We use the application system devised by the Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors.  To apply using the IPFAS, please visit their web site at www.aippd.org/applicants

We fully prepare the fellow to pass the IP board exam with training in the following:

  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Airway stent placement
  • Airway ablation procedures (laser, APC, electrocautery)
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Convex probe EBUS
  • Peripheral EBUS
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Thoracic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Tunneled pleural catheter placement
  • Pleuroscopy and pleurodesis
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Whole lung lavage
  • And other procedures within the realm of Interventional Pulmonology

Sponsoring Institutions

Yale University is the sponsoring institution and assumes ultimate responsibility for the Interventional Pulmonary program. Dr. Naftali Kaminski is the Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Dr. Jonathan Puchalski is the Director of the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program.

The fellow participates in the routine clinical management of the interventional pulmonary service (Thoracic Interventional Program [TIP]), including procedures and inpatient and outpatient clinical care.  This will be predominately based at Yale New Haven Hospital and will focus on adult procedures but occasionally include pediatric procedures as well. The fellow will also be actively enrolled in education.  He / she will be taught with educational strategies based on optimizing adult learning, and will be expected to participate in the education of other attendings, fellows, physician extenders and students.  The fellow will also participate in research and will be expected to actively present at national meetings during and after his / her IP fellowship at Yale. 

The Lippard Laboratory for Clinical Investigation Building (LLCI) 100 houses the offices of Jonathan Puchalski, M.D., MEd and Gaetane Michaud, M.D., MSc, FRCP(C). Our offices are grouped with other critical members of our team, including Kelsey Johnson, PA-C, Christina Carbone (research assistant), and Rebecca Rode (administrate assistant for TIP).