Research & Training - Fellowship Program


Research Opportunities

It is our feeling that both clinical and basic research activities are extremely important in developing critical thinking. Therefore, we require all fellows to participate in a research project. Skills acquired during research training are the fundamental tools for careers in academic medicine, as well as, clinical practice. Most fellows initially have insufficient background to know precisely what type of investigation they wish to do. We frequently suggest participation in ongoing projects. However, we also encourage fellows to develop well-conceived projects of their own which seem likely to lead to fruitful conclusions. We encourage our fellows present their original work at national meetings and publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. We encourage interdisciplinary research that takes advantage of the extensive research resources available in other clinical departments, as well as basic science departments.


Supplementary Training

We believe fellows can receive valuable supplementary training from educational opportunities outside the University. Therefore, each fellow is provided with funds to attend at least one national thoracic meeting per year during their second and third years, as well as special conferences and meetings related to their research.


Fellow presentations:


ATS 2013 Philadelphia, PA

Zeeshan Khan:
Insomnia And Excessive Daytime Sleepiness In Veterans With Comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Psychiatric Disorders


Chest 2013 Chicago, IL

Vishal Raj:
Isolated Unilateral Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma

Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia After Use of a Hookah (Water Pipe) Causing Severe Hypoxemia Requiring ECMO.

Alpesh Bavishi:
Limited Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis Presenting With Pulmonary Embolism

Aspergillus Bronchitis Causing Total Lung Collapse in an Immunocompetent Patient


Chest 2012 Atlanta, GA

Morium Akthar:
The Disappearing Cardiac Mass

Irene Hao:
Tracheoesophageal Fistula as a Complication of Esophageal Stent Placement


Chest 2011 Honolulu, HI

Jorge Dolojan
Ajay Patel
Frank Italiano
Zeeshan Khan


ATS 2011 New Orleans, LA

Hiren Patel
Samir Abdelhadi


Chest 2010 Vancouver, BC

Faisal Uddin
Abdul Arafeh
Rupesh Vakil


Chest 2009 San Diego, CA

Ami Abraham
Hiren Patel