Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship

James KimThe Jefferson/Reading Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Track is a collaboration among Reading Health System, Thomas Jefferson University, and Respiratory Specialists. The goal of this program is to train excellent clinicians in all phases of pulmonary and critical care medicine in settings that provide state of the art facilities and a high volume of patients with complex pathology. At Reading, trainees will work under the direct supervision of 11 pulmonary critical care faculty members in an active ICU and consult service in a large independent academic hospital with greater than 40 ICU and 500 general medicine beds. The experience will also include a continuity clinic rotation in a private office setting. The clinical experience gained from Reading Hospital will complement the more traditional university program at Jefferson, particularly for those interested in an active clinical career.

James Kim MD
Site Director, Jefferson-Reading Fellowship Track
Reading Health System

Michael BaramReading Health System is a major teaching affiliate hospital for Thomas Jefferson University. The institution and its staff will serve as a major training site for the Reading-Jefferson PCCM fellow. In addition to receiving core training in a highly respected University Hospital, you will have the opportunity to complement this training at Reading Health System, an independent academic medical center, which also supports an internal medicine residency training program. Reading Health System offers a distinctive training environment and extensive resources for fellowship training. The Pulmonary Critical Care division provides a full spectrum of services to a high volume of patients from a broad socio-demographic distribution. You will gain experience in the care of patients from rural as well as suburban and urban settings. The institution also serves a broad demographic, including a large Latino population. The fellow, under supervision of highly trained staff, would have access to a host of patients with complex medical conditions including newly diagnosed respiratory disorders. In addition to providing an environment for training from a high volume of patients with primary pulmonary and critical illnesses, the Pulmonary Critical Care division has outstanding quality programs and ratings, serving as a model for practice improvement training.

Michael Baram M.D.
Program Director Jefferson-Reading Program Track
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital