Pulmonary Medical Division

The Duke Fellowship Training Programs in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine produce outstanding physicians who are fully prepared to pursue careers in academic medicine.

Our combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program is a three-year program. Upon completion of training, fellows are eligible for dual certification in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The American Board of Internal Medicine requires a minimum 18 months of clinical training for board certification in both of these disciplines. All fellows in our combined program engage in scholarly activity and receive robust mentorship from our world-renowned faculty. We offer a fourth year of fellowship for trainees seeking advanced research training.

Our combined fellowship program accepts 5 fellows each year.

The division also offers a 1-year Critical Care Medicine fellowship program for trainees eligible for certification via The American Board of Internal Medicine "Pathway A". The ACGME accredited Duke IM-CCM program is built upon the division's tradition of excellence in training future leaders in academic medicine. Trainees enjoy a rigorous clinical training experience in a collaborative and collegial environment while working with renowned experts in the management of respiratory failure and complex cardiovascular disease. The program offers advanced training in state-of-the-art and emerging strategies for management of respiratory and circulatory failure. Trainees gain extensive experience in managing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at one of the nation's highest volume extracorporeal life support centers.

Our critical care medicine fellowship program accepts 2 fellows each year.

In their words

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In October 2023, Megan E.B. Clowse, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized expert in the field of rheumatology and immunology, stepped into her new role in the Duke University Department of Medicine as the division chief of Rheumatology and Immunology. She plans to continue the expansion and forward trajectory of the division.

Nystrom, Vose Receive Physician-Scientist Strong Start Awards

Two Department of Medicine faculty members, Sara Nystrom, MD, medical instructor in the division of Nephrology, and Aaron Vose, MD, medical instructor in the division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, have been selected to receive 2024 Physician-Scientist “Strong Start” awards.

Continuing Medical Education: A Pathway to Collaboration and Inspiration

The Duke Department of Medicine (DOM) has long been at the forefront of advancing medical knowledge and fostering collaboration through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) efforts. With a focus on two pivotal programs— Medicine Grand Rounds (MGR) and the Learning Education and Discussion Series (LEADS) —the department not only ensures the maintenance of professional licenses but also cultivates an environment of shared learning, innovation, and inspiration. 

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Critical Care Medicine Program Achieves Full ACGME Accreditation

The Critical Care Medicine fellowship training program has achieved full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), further enhancing the Department of Medicine’s (DOM) reputation as a center of excellence in critical care. 

Ashana Awarded Doris Duke Foundation Grant to Fund Trauma-Informed ICU Project

Deepshikha Ashana, MD, MA, MBA, assistant professor in the division of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded a three-year award of $495,000 to fund her visionary project, Toward a Trauma-Informed Intensive Care Unit, from the Doris Duke Foundation (DDF) to advance human health.  

2023-2024 SEEDS Scholarly Projects Announced

A highlight of the SEEDS program each year is the projects that are selected for publication or presentation. The Department of Medicine is proud to announce our 2023-2024 project winners, Drs. Willard Applefeld, Ann Cameron Barr, Dan Loriaux, Emily Sanders, Ilia Shadrin, and Rachel V. White.  These projects offer innovative measures that will further strengthen our curriculum.  

Transformational Leader Quinn Capers, MD, to Deliver June 16 Greenfield Lecture

Academic medicine transformation leader Quinn Capers, IV, MD, the Rody P. Cox Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology) and associate dean for faculty diversity at the University of Texas Southwest School of Medicine, will deliver the June 16 Greenfield lecture with a talk entitled “Diversifying the Physician Workforce – Why We Can’t Wait.” 

The event will be held in person only beginning at 8 a.m. in Duke North, 2002. Breakfast will be served outside of the room starting at 7:45am.