Clinical rotations allow an exposure to a wide range of diverse pathology and a high acuity of care. Within our ICU curriculum, our fellows are exposed to and gain confidence in managing complex interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, sleep medicine, ECMO, ICU, care of solid organ transplant recipients and obstetrical critical care, among many others.

We have an overnight in-house ICU call, allowing fellows to gain unique insight and experience to patient care with our in-house nocturnist ICU team.

Our pulmonary Inpatient consult service includes Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and the Phoenix VA Medical Center.

Our fellows also manage their own ambulatory case load allowing them to build and develop meaningful relationships in the clinic setting during their training.

We pride ourselves on providing a balance between progressive autonomy with supervision needed to ensure excellent training.

Core Rotations

  • Pulmonary inpatient consult service – Banner and Phoenix VA.
  • Intensive care unit – Banner and Phoenix VA.
  • Trauma intensive care unit – Banner.
  • Neuro-critical care unit – Banner.
  • Medical toxicology – Banner.
  • Ambulatory – Banner


  • Sleep medicine – Banner and Phoenix VA.
  • Radiology – Banner.
  • Infectious disease – Phoenix VA.
  • Palliative care – Banner.
  • Radiology – Mayo Clinic.
  • Anesthesia – Banner.
  • ILD/PH.
  • Advanced Asthma clinic.

Rotation Schedule

July ICU Banner    
August Pulm Phoenix VA Continuity Clinic  
September  Research Continuity Clinic  
October Pulm Path Continuity Clinic  
November ICU Phoenix VA Continuity Clinic  
December Advanced Lung Disease Continuity Clinic  
January Rads Continuity Clinic  
February Pulm Banner Continuity Clinic  
March ICU Banner    
April Research Continuity Clinic Five Days Night-Float
May Trauma Continuity Clinic  
June Sleep Continuity Clinic  


Simulation and supervised patient-care are used to teach procedures. Fellows attain proficiency in:

  • ACLS direction.
  • Point of care ultrasonography.
  • Bag-masking.
  • Endotracheal intubation.
  • Central line placement.
  • Inhalational challenge (PFT).
  • Right-heart catheterization.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy.
  • Chest tube placement.
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy.
  • ECMO.
  • EBUS.
  • Navigational bronchoscopy.
  • Cariopulmonary exercise testing.
  • Pulmonary function testing.
  • Sleep studies.