Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The UNLV School of Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is a fully accredited program through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Mission

Provide outstanding clinical and research experience to fellows who will become leaders in their respective field.

UNLV School of Medicine offers a dynamic clinical fellowship, where fellows rotate between University Medical Center (our main training site), VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, and Michael O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center. By rotating at all three hospitals, fellows are exposed to an unparalleled breadth of clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Program Overview

Our pulmonary & critical care medicine fellowship program is designed to provide fellows with a balanced exposure to a wide variety of pulmonary diseases and critical care conditions through experiences in the ICU, inpatient consult services, and outpatient continuity clinics. Fellows will learn how to make diagnostic assessments and acquire skills in procedures relevant to practice as an independent Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist by the completion of the fellowship. Procedures include bronchoscopy, chest tube placement/thoracentesis, airway management/intubation, central venous/arterial catheter placement, pulmonary artery catheter placement, and critical care ultrasonography.

Additional procedures that fellows will be exposed to in the ICU may include percutaneous tracheostomy. Fellows will also receive training in interpretation of pulmonary function tests, chest radiology, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and sleep studies.

Year 1

  • Orientation/Education (UMC) - 1 month
  • MICU (UMC) - 4 months
  • Pulmonary Consult and ICU (VA and MOFH) - 2 months
  • Pulmonary Consult (UMC) - 2 months
  • Elective - 1 month
  • Research - 1 month
  • Quality and Patient Safety (VA) - 1 month

Year 2

  • MICU (UMC) - 2 months
  • CCU (UMC) - 1 month
  • Pulmonary Consult and ICU (VA and MOFH) - 1 month
  • Trauma ICU (UMC) - 1 month
  • Pulmonary Consult (UMC) - 2 months
  • Sleep Medicine (VA) - 1 month
  • Elective - 2 months
  • Research - 1 month
  • Quality and Patient Safety (VA) - 1 month

Year 3

  • ICU (UMC) - 2 months
  • Pulmonary Consult and ICU (VA and MOFH) - 1 month
  • SICU (UMC) - 1 month
  • Pulmonary Consult (UMC) - 2 months
  • Pulmonary Consult (VA and MOFH) - 1 month
  • Elective - 2 months
  • Research - 2 months
  • Pulmonary Physiology/ Cardiopulmonary exercise test - 1 month

Electives

  • Echo/Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Sleep
  • Pulmonary Physiology
  • Specialty clinics (CF and ILD)
  • Anesthesiology
  • Research
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Trauma/Burn/Surgical ICU

Application Information

Our PCCM Fellowship accepts three fellows per year. All applications and related materials are only accepted through ERAS. We also participate in the NRMP subspecialty match.

Application Requirements

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, COMLEX)
  • Three (3) Recommendation Letters (One from Program Director)
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • A photograph
  • MSPE letter

Please note, at this time our fellowship programs do not accept applicants on visas.

Current Fellows

Program Year Four (PGY-4)

Noah Cook

Residency Program: White Memorial Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Noah Cook

Hafiz Mahboob

Residency Program: University of Nevada, Reno
Medical School: Nishtar Medical College

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Matthew Warren

Residency Program: University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

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Program Year Five (PGY-5)

Elizabeth Au

Residency Program: California Pacific Medical Center
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Au

Shahrukh Hussain Khan

Residency Program: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical School: Dow Medical College

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Ahmed Sagaslli

Residency Program: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Al Fateh

Ahmed Sagaslli

Program Year Six (PGY-6)

Heather Boakye-Wenzel

Residency Program: Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Heather Boakye-Wenzel

Craig Grossman

Residency Program: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Craig Grossman

Neema Oroomchi

Residency Program: Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Neema Oroomchi

Contact

Fellowship Coordinators

Katina Shehie, Judy Delacruz
PCCM.Fellowship@Medicine.UNLV.edu