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Yale Advanced Fellowship in Pulmonary Vascular Disease


The Yale Advanced Fellowship in Pulmonary Vascular Disease is a one-year clinical fellowship with the goal to prepare fellows to practice as experts in the care of the complex interactions between the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems that result in right heart dysfunction and failure. Our training program focuses on the evaluation and management of patients with diseases of the right heart system including pulmonary vascular disease, congenital heart disease, and end stage lung disease. Our overall program provides trainees with several unique clinical opportunities that are not readily available in most centers across the country and provides a more in-depth and focused training experience than what is provided in general pulmonary and critical care and cardiology training programs.

Objectives and Curriculum

We aim to train future leaders in pulmonary vascular disease and provide opportunities for a career in academic medicine. Our curriculum is structured to maximize a trainee’s responsibilities while gaining competency in evaluating and treated pulmonary vascular disease and right heart failure. This includes:

  • Inpatient Rotations
    • Pulmonary Vascular Disease Consult Service
    • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    • Advanced Heart Failure
    • Cardiac Anesthesia (including Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy)
  • Ambulatory Medicine
    • Longitudinal clinic focused on pulmonary vascular disease, post-pulmonary embolism care, and unexplained dyspnea
    • Advanced Heart Failure and Adult Congenital Heart Disease sub-specialty clinics
    • Electives available to rotate in the Benign Hematology and Scleroderma Programs
  • Imaging
    • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram
    • Nuclear cardiology (SPECT/PET)
    • Cardiac MRI
  • Right Heart Catheterization
    • Vasodilator Testing
    • Pulmonary angiograms
    • Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA)
  • Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test

Research Opportunities

After completing the one-year clinical fellowship, fellows have an option of completing a second year with a focus on research. Faculty will assist in support for additional research training and career development. Potential research opportunities span basic science, translational research, and clinical research within cardiopulmonary physiology and pulmonary vascular disease.

Application Requirements and Deadline

Physicians who have completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine or cardiovascular medicine are invited to apply. We require the following documents for review:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
Please submit the application and any requests for additional information to:

Sue Porto
Fellowship Coordinator
Telephone: 203-785-3207

Inderjit Singh MBChB, BMedSci, FRCP, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Director

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.