Ascension St. John Hospital Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship


Ascension St. John Hospital now offers a 3 year Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program.

A variety of patients specific to the experience in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is available. A 20 bed MICU with complicated cases varying from community acquired sepsis to oncologic patients and patients requiring advanced forms of life support. Also, a 20 bed SICU and a 10 bed CVICU complete a comprehensive exposure to the management of non-medical ICU patients including those undergoing advanced cardiovascular interventions, complex vascular and Oncologic surgeries as well as a wide variety of general surgery cases. Our stroke program provides extensive exposure to complex Neurosurgical interventions and management of this patient in an ICU setting.

Our dedicated Pulmonary floor provides extensive exposure to patient admitted with primary Pulmonary diseases such as COPD, Asthma, ILD and respiratory failure. Furthermore, our Pulmonary Consult service will allow an extensive exposure to Pulmonary complications relevant to the management of Oncologic, Surgical, Trauma, Cardiac, Renal (including post-transplant patients) and Neurologic patients amongst others.


MICU 6 Months
SICU 2 Months
Trauma/Burn 1 Month
Pulmonary Consult 6 Months
Pulmonary Service 6 Months
Anesthesiology 1 Month
Pulmonary Function Test 1 Month
Elective 4 Months
Research 5 Months
Pulmonary Hypertension 1 Month
Interventional Pulmonology 1 Month
Advanced Lung Disease/Cystic Fibrosis/Lung Transplant 1 Month
Sleep medicine 1 Month

Inpatient Rotations

Clinical Rotations are spent at St. John Hospital main campus, with the exception of Pulmonary Hypertension, Advanced Lung Disease and Burn rotations, which are provided off campus. During inpatient rotations trainees will be able to work and interact with Internal Medicine residents and residents from other specialties including Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine and will be fully supervised by our Faculty. ICU experience will be acquired in our Medical ICU as well in our Surgical and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units. Neuro Critical Care experience is extensive through our Stroke program during our SICU and MICU rotations.

Ambulatory Care

Continuity clinic experience will be maintained throughout fellowship with a ½ day weekly fellow clinic under direct supervision of our Pulmonary Faculty. In addition to this, out-patient subspecialty clinic experience will be available during certain rotations such as sleep, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cystic Fibrosis/ Advanced Lung disease.


Fellows will be actively involved in clinical research activities. A mentor from our Faculty team will be assigned to each fellow to work on the development of a research project. During the first year, a research project will be developed by the fellow under direct supervision of his mentor. During the second and third year data collection, analysis and ultimately publication of results will be completed. A yearly research presentation per fellow will allow each trainee to discuss his/her protocol and preliminary results and obtain feedback from the Faculty.   It is expected for fellows to present an abstract with their results at a National meeting, either The American Thoracic Society or American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) Meeting.
John Lee, MD
Program Director
PCC Fellowship Program
Rene Franco, MD
Associate Program Director
PCC Fellowship Program

For More Information

Julie Webber at 313.343.3867  or

We accept applications only through ERAS

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