The fellowship program in pulmonary medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia encompasses three years of training, with two fellowship positions available each year. Applicants must have first successfully completed three years of training in general pediatrics in an accredited residency program.
We seek to develop the academic leaders of the future by attracting, recruiting, inspiring, and training intellectually curious individuals to become innovators in the field of Pediatric Pulmonology. We will do so by providing the environment for a fellow to discover and develop his or her own strengths in the fields of research, teaching, and/or clinical care.
Our program will provide the fellow with a comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of pediatric breathing disorders and make the fellow familiar with the unique needs of children with chronic lung diseases. In addition, fellows are taught the scientific method of critical thought and analysis, and are trained for a career in academic pulmonary medicine.
Ignacio E. Tapia, MD, MSTR
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship
Why choose us?
CHOP’s Pediatric Pulmonology Program is a fellow-centered program with a strong emphasis on achieving balance between clinical training, research and didactic conferences. CHOP provides exposure to a broad array of clinical conditions that ranges from common pulmonary diseases to highly specialized multidisciplinary care of rare disorders. Fellows will care for patients referred from the city of Philadelphia, surroundings suburbs as well as across the nation and internationally. Our Pulmonary Division is consistently ranked as one of the best programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Graduates of our fellowship program join an elite group of CHOP alumni whose members have included many of the current and past leaders in Pediatrics. All graduates of our fellowship program have secured positions at academic institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, State University of New York, Yeshiva University, George Washington University, and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Ireland.