Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship

Mission Statement

The Stanford Interventional Pulmonology fellowship program is dedicated to excellence in education and procedural training in the management of complex chest diseases, to the propagation of the best possible practices in patient care, and to the preparation of trainees for successful and satisfying careers in interventional pulmonary medicine.

Welcome to the Stanford Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program!

Program Overview:

Stanford University offers a 1-year fellowship program in Interventional Pulmonology with accreditation through the Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD) and American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP). The Stanford IP fellowship accepts one trainee annually for intensive clinical training in advanced bronchoscopic and pleural procedures.

Founded in 2013, Stanford University’s IP program delivers state-of-the-art interdisciplinary care to individuals with complex chest illnesses. Stanford’s IP team performs over one thousand therapeutic and diagnostic bronchoscopic procedures annually for patients with a broad spectrum of airway, lung, and pleural conditions. Stanford is also a leading center for cone beam CT (CBCT)-guided bronchoscopy on the west coast, performing over 150 CBCT-guided procedures from 2020-2021.

IP Fellowship Year:

As part of the yearlong training program, the IP fellow will serve an integral role in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies, benign and neoplastic airway pathologies, complications related to lung transplantation, and other chest conditions. The fellow will work in close collaboration with Thoracic Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology, and other medical specialties to provide comprehensive care on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The fellow will also be supported in conducting a clinical research project during their training year, and will be encouraged to attend a national conference pertinent to their academic interests. Upon completion of training, the IP fellow will be eligible for board-certification in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine through the AABIP and well positioned to enter into clinical practice.


Procedural volume highlights


Rigid bronchoscopy


Stent placement


Robotic + CBCT-guided navigational bronchoscopy


Endobronchial valve placement





IP Procedures at Stanford:

Procedures performed as part of IP fellowship training at Stanford include:

  •        Rigid bronchoscopy
  •        Airway stenting
  •        Balloon dilation
  •        Endobronchial valve placement for lung volume reduction and persistent air leak management
  •        Thermal ablation and cryoablation techniques
  •        Endobronchial ultrasound-guided biopsy
  •        Transbronchial cryobiopsy
  •        Cone beam CT-guided bronchoscopy
  •        Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  •        Robotic bronchoscopy
  •        Percutaneous tube thoracostomy
  •        Tunneled pleural catheter placement
  •        Thoracoscopy


Application Process:

  • Applicants must successfully complete Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship training prior to IP fellowship, and must be eligible to practice medicine in the state of California. Please visit the AABIP official website for more information on IP fellowship eligibility criteria.
  • All application materials must be submitted through the Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Application System (IPFAS), hosted by the AIPPD. For more information, and to apply to IP fellowship, please visit the AIPPD official website.
  • All interviews will be conducted virtually.
  • Applicants will be ranked and matched through the National Residency Matching Program.
  • For more information on the fellowship program and application process, please contact Brian Shaller and Elizabeth Peña at email address 

IP Faculty:

Jiwoon (Joon) Chang, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program
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Fellowship Coordinator

Johanna Alm
Program Coordinator

Program Address
300 Pasteur Drive, East Pavilion, G306
Stanford, CA, 94305