Application Process

Fellowship Requirements

  1. Completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in either pediatric or adult cardiology or pulmonary and critical care medicine. Equivalent experience in related areas may also be considered.
  2. California Medical License prior to start date. Any physicians who work in the state of California are required to have a California Medical License. If you should match with a fellowship program in the state of California, then you will need to apply for a California medical license. It takes 9 months to receive a California license after the submission of a California license application. Please visit for more information about the Medical Board of California.
  3. International Medical Graduate applicants need to provide a copy of their Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. Visit the ECFMG website for more information. International Medical Graduate applicants must have completed 2 years of ACGME training (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education training) in a U.S. residency program prior to beginning the fellowship. This is a requirement because two years of ACGME residency training in the United States or Canada is required for a California Medical License.
  4. Our PH Fellows are appointed through our Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). OPA requires that our medical postdoctoral scholars have completed their medical degree within the last 6 years. 


Letter from the Fellowship Director

Dr. Kristina Kudelko
Education Director and Clinical Fellowship Director

Dear Candidate,

Thank you kindly for your interest in the Vera Moulton Wall Center clinical fellowship. This year we will welcome our 39th fellow to the pulmonary vascular disease team at Stanford. We are extremely proud of all our graduates who are now leaders in the field in the United States and across the world.

You should know that we pride ourselves on our commitment to the education, mentorship and development of future pulmonary vascular disease specialists. As such, we are consistently enriching our curriculum, lecture series and research ventures. Our focus is to ensure our fellows keep pace with the field’s advancements during this very exciting time in pulmonary vascular medicine. In true Stanford fashion, we aim to be on the cutting edge of education, health care and research and we foster collaborations between our training program and other departments and schools on both the medical campus and beyond.

As a former fellow, I can speak directly to the excellent albeit intensive clinical training I received as a Wall Center clinical fellow. I felt entirely prepared (and excited!) to move forward independently in my academic career in pulmonary vascular disease at the end of my fellowship. I genuinely know that you will be rewarded in knowledge and unparalleled experience for your hard work as a Wall Center fellow.

We look forward to meeting you.

Kristina Kudelko, MD

Additional Resources

Application Timeline

  • Applications Reviewed:
    May-July (in order to be reviewed, applications must be completed by July 31st)
  • Interviews:
  • Decision made:

For additional information, please contact:

Elizabeth Pena
Fellowship Coordinator
Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease

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