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We accept 8 fellows per year for a fellowship of at least 3 years; most remain longer in order to be trained for a successful academic career. All fellows are accepted through the NRMP and applications are accepted through ERAS beginning around July 1. This Application link will take you directly to the ERAS web site.

Class of 2008 Fellows

The primary goal of the fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine at Johns Hopkins is to train the next generation of leaders in biomedical science and clinical care. The  program offers extensive facilities and a diverse faculty committed to clinical care, teaching, and research. About 95% of our graduates since 2005 have taken full-time academic  positions.

During their training, fellows assume a variety of roles. On the clinical rotations they interact closely with experienced faculty to learn the scientific basis for the clinical care of acutely and chronically ill patients. Fellows assume active teaching roles while conducting rounds, providing consultation services, performing procedures, and instructing residents and students. Patient care experience is balanced with didactic sessions on clinical and basic science and career development. During the research experience, each fellow works closely with a mentor who guides the trainee through the development of a laboratory based or clinical research project. Formal training in laboratory methodology, clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and ethics is available during research training.

All fellows are expected to complete a grant application and to contribute to the medical literature, both essential skills for the academic physician. All present their work at local, national, or international meetings. Most fellows stay for additional training. This is either devoted to research, to specialized clinical training in a focused field, or to complete formal coursework in the School of Public Health leading to a MHS or MPH degree.

We believe that new ideas in our field derive from constant interactions between fellows and faculty and between patients, physicians and basic scientists. Fellows learn to express their own ideas and challenge those of their colleagues. They receive the support and mentorship they need to develop the skills to become independent medical scholars and scientists.

New Medical Education Research Track

The Medical Education Research Track will accept up to one fellow per year beginning in July, 2019. This track seeks to train academic faculty who are outstanding teachers and who also advance the field of medical education through the performance of high quality research. This is a four-year fellowship that includes all clinical training required to be board-eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. An additional year will be devoted to full-time course work through the Masters of Education in the Health Professions. This is an interdisciplinary joint program of the Schools of Medicine, Education, Nursing, Business, and Public Health, which may lead to a Certificate or Masters of Education degree. The subsequent two years will fulfill clinical training requirements while completing a capstone research project in medical education. Research forums may include medical school courses and clerkships, the Internal Medicine residency program and fellowships, or other training programs. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Henry Fessler for more information.

Global Health Research Track

Our Global Health Research Track  accepts up to one fellow per year.. This is a 4-5 year program that includes one year of pulmonary research in Peru, Uganda, Nepal, or other overseas sites. Fellows may add an optional year of classroom instruction in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation in the Johns Hopkins / Bloomberg School of Public Health, leading to an M.H.S. degree. Fellows will also complete all clinical training to be ABIM board eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Interested applicants should contact Dr. William Checkley for more information.

Unfortunately, our training grant cannot support trainees who are not US citizens or permanent residents. While we encourage applications from well-trained foreign nationals, such applicants should be aware that only rarely can we invite them for an interview.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented minority applicants.

Visit the Diversity Counsel web site.

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Fessler, Henry Eric, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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Damarla, Mahendra, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
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McCormack, Meredith Christine, M.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine
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West, Natalie Elliott, M.D., M.H.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Contact Information:

Jeannie Amoss, Fellowship Coordinator

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Location: 1830 E. Monument St. 5th floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Phone: (410) 955-3467
Fax: 1830 E. Monument St. 5th floor