Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) is comprised of a team of outstanding clinicians, scientists, and scholars dedicated to improving the lives of patients with serious lung disease and optimizing the treatment of the critically ill. Read more
About our Fellowship Program
Welcome to the Stanford Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. We offer a 3-year ACGME accredited fellowship designed to provide outstanding clinical and research training in an intellectually vibrant and highly supportive learning environment. Our fellowship’s four distinct tracks are structured to offer trainees experiences that align with their unique career goals. We also offer an additional 4th year of subspecialty training in Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Hypertension and Sleep Medicine which fellows can apply for in their third year.
All fellows receive 18-20 months of clinical training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine with core rotations at Stanford University Hospital, the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. By rotating at these hospitals with distinct patient populations, fellows are exposed to a wide breadth of disease states and pathology. Our elective courses provide the opportunity for the additional in-depth study of specific areas of interest. Our fellows are also provided ample time to explore outstanding research opportunities at Stanford. Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program and for exploring our website. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information. We are currently recruiting fellows for the class of 2018, as part of the NRMP match.
Events and Announcements
February 27, 2019
"Edda Spiekerkoetter, a pulmonary hypertension clinician-scientist, is the recipient of a new Department of Defense (DOD) grant addressing hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a condition associated with significant pulmonary vascular disease. This is a joint study with Dr. Spiekerkoetter serving as the principal investigator and Ross Metzger (Pediatric Cardiology), Astrid Gillich (Biochemistry) and David Stevenson (Medical Genetics), as co-investigators. Edda and colleagues are establishing a HHT Center of Excellence at Stanford, and this grant will be instrumental in supporting the basic research as well as clinical translational approaches for the new Center. Congratulations Edda and team!"
February 4, 2019
Dr. Ramon Ramirez III was awarded the best clinical abstract award at the 13th PVRI Annual World Congress on Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Barcelona, Spain. This meeting is the largest scientific meeting on the subject of pulmonary vascular diseases. Of a total of 300 abstracts, Ramon's work on prescription-based stimulants and risk of PAH was chosen to compete as an oral presentation and judged by key opinion leaders in the field. A big congrats to Ramon!
January 31, 2019
Congratulations to three new high impact publications in the Division!
Andrew Sweatt and colleagues published an exciting study using machine learning to classify patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.1
Xinguo Jiang et al discovered a new survival molecule for airway blood vessels.2
Ke Yuan and co-authors evaluated pericyte changes in pulmonary arterial hypertension.3
1.Sweatt, A. J., Hedlin, H. K., Balasubramanian, V., Hsi, A., Blum, L. K., Robinson, W. H., Haddad, F., Hickey, P. M., Condliffe, R. A., Lawrie, A., Nicolls, M. R., Rabinovitch, M., Khatri, P., Zamanian, R. T. Discovery of Distinct Immune Phenotypes Using Machine Learning in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Circ Res 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313911
2. Jiang, X., Tian, W., Tu, A. B., Pasupneti, S., Shuffle, E., Dahms, P., Zhang, P., Cai, H., Dinh, T. T., Liu, B., Cain, C., Giaccia, A. J., Butcher, E. C., Simon, C., Semenza, G. L., Nicolls, M. R.Endothelial HIF-2alpha is Required for the Maintenance of Airway Microvasculature. Circulation 2019 Jan 22;139(4):502-517.
3. Yuan K, Shamskhou EA, Orcholski ME, Nathan A, Reddy S, Honda H, Mani V, Zeng Y, Ozen MO, Wang L, Demirci U, Tian W, Nicolls MR, de Jesus Perez VA.Loss of Endothelial Derived WNT5A is Associated with Reduced Pericyte Recruitment and Small Vessel Loss in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Circulation 2018 Dec 11. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.037642
January 30, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Nicolls and Amy Tian for being awarded a new $2.3M NIH R01 grant evaluating the role of inflammation in lymphedema. Together with Dr. Stan Rockson, the Nicolls' group recently published a study in the journal JCI Insight (October 2018) showing the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory therapy (ketoprofen) for this disease. Lymphedema is a chronic condition affecting hundreds of millions around the world. It is particularly troublesome to patients who have had lymph node resection for breast cancer and is caused by lymphatic obstruction which leads to disfigured and swollen extremities. Targeted anti-inflammatory therapy is a promising new approach for this disorder.
April 10, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Harmeet Bedi in winning the 2018 PCCM Teaching Award. Dr. Bedi is a beloved teacher of interventional pulmonology. He is widely revered for his consistent, predictable, engaged and effective didactic sessions in the bronchoscopy suite. New pulmonary fellows can expect to be thoroughly educated with lung anatomy (from the inside-out), cutting-edge pulmonary procedures and their therapeutic maneuvers.
See our Grand Rounds, Core Lectures, Conferences, and more.
Pulmonary Symposium: March 25, 2019: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
ISHLT Annual Meeting: April 3-6, 2019: Orlando, FL
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Conference: May 1-3, 2019: Lancaster, PA
American Thoracic Society (ATS): May 17-22, 2019: Dallas, TX
Aspen Lung Conference: June 5-8, 2019: Aspen, CO
IASLC WCLC (World Conference on Lung Cancer): September 7-10, 2019: Barcelona, Spain
CHEST Annual Meeting: October 19-23, 2019: New Orleans, LA
33rd Annual NACFC Conference: October 31-November 2, 2019: Nashville, TN