Alumni

Amine Bourbia, M.D.


Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Emily Tylski, D.O.


Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

George Williams, D.O.


Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic medicine
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellows

Gabe Anders, D.O.

3rd Year Fellow

Medical School: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Mercy Medical Center
Fellowship: Sleep Medicine – College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Dan Griffin, D.O.

3rd Year Fellow

Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Magnolia Regional Health Center

Peter Laucks, D.O.

3rd Year Fellow

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: LECOM Health – Millcreek Community Hospital

Hussein Asad, M.D.

2nd Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Parth Patel, M.D.

2nd Year Fellow

Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine
Residency: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Jessica Zweig, M.D.

2nd Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Residencies: University of South Florida and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center

Mostafa Bakr, M.D.

1st Year Fellow

Medical School: Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: University of Miami – Internal Medicine

Hamna Ahmad, M.D.

1st Year Fellow

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
Residency: Hennepin Healthcare – Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Missouri Kansas City – Sleep Medicine

Jason Zweig, M.D.

1st Year Fellow

Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City
Residency: University of Missouri Columbia – Internal Medicine

 

Application Information

Applicants must be ABIM eligible prior to starting the fellowship. The candidate must be eligible for a permanent Missouri Medical License. The Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program will only accept applications through ERAS.

The program selection committee reviews applicants and qualified applicants are invited for interviews. The Selection Committee for the program will choose two qualified applicants.

To apply to the program, please submit all correspondence to the Program Coordinator (information at left).

Program Overview

Schedule

Year 1:

  • 4 months – Pulmonary Consult Service/Truman Medical Center
  • 4 months – Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Inpatient/Saint Luke’s Hospital
  • 1 month – Pulmonary Function Lab/Truman Medical Center
  • 1 month – Exercise and Sleep Lab/ Saint Luke’s Hospital
  • 2 months – Research
  • 1/2 day per week – Pulmonary Clinic

Year 2:

  • 2 months – Pulmonary Consult Service/Truman Medical Center
  • 2 months – Medical Intensive Care Unit/Saint Luke’s Hospital
  • 6 month – Research
  • 2 month – Medical Intensive Care Unit/Truman Medical Center
  • 1/2 day per week – Pulmonary Clinic

Year 3:

  • 2 months – Research
  • 4 months – Medical Intensive Care Unit/Truman Medical Center
  • 1 month – Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Truman Medical Center
  • 1 month – Metabolic Support/Truman Medical Center
  • 2 months – Coronary Care Unit/Saint Luke’s Hospital
  • 2 months – Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit/Saint Luke’s Hospital
  • 1/2 day per week – Pulmonary Clinic

 

Pulmonary Consult Service – Truman Medical Center

tmchh08_200wA fellow who is in their first or second year will work under the direct supervision of a full-time faculty member from the respiratory and critical care medicine division. The fellow will provide direct supervision to an internal medicine resident and a senior medical student. The consult service provides initial consultations and daily recommendations for continuing care. The fellow performs specialized procedures and provides follow up after the patient is discharged from the pulmonary clinic. The fellow will assist with the care of patients in all areas of the hospital except the medical intensive care unit. The fellow has approximately 15 new consults per week and follows 10-15 inpatients at any given time. No in-house call is required; however, the fellow will take pager calls from home. Weekend coverage at the hospital including critical care units is divided between the fellow assigned to the MICU and the fellow on the pulmonary consult service.

Pulmonary &Critical Care Medicine Inpatient Service – Saint Luke’s Hospital

stlukes08_200wThe first- or second-year fellow works under the direct supervision of a clinical pulmonary critical care faculty member at Saint Lukes’s Hospital. The fellow supervises approximately three internal medicine residents. The fellow must take an active role in patient management in this busy private practice setting. The fellow will provide initial and ongoing consultative service and work with internal medicine residents and clinical faculty members. Fellows direct patient care for those patients admitted to the pulmonary and critical care group practice. The fellow manages approximately 20 new consults or admits per week and follows 20-25 inpatients at any given time. The fellow takes pager calls from home and is responsible for no more than two weekends a month.

Pulmonary Function, Sleep Exercise Laboratory – Saint Luke’s Hospital

The fellow is assigned to a faculty member in the laboratories. An extensive bibliography is given to the fellow to guide reading and studying. While observing and performing these studies, practical experience in the technical aspects are provided. The faculty member provides one-on-one instruction and feedback on interpreting the studies. The fellow is not required to be on call. Fellows will receive Level I sleep training at the American Sleep Disorder Association (ASDA) certified lab at Saint Luke’s Hospital under the direction of two ABSM certified faculty. The fellow takes pager calls from home and is responsible for no more than two weekends a month.

 

Medical Meeting (CME)

Fellows are allowed one week for approved continuing medical education (CME) meetings each year. The leave must be taken during the respective year of training and is not accruable. If the fellow is scheduled for a clinical rotation, it is their responsibility to find any needed coverage.

 

Conferences

Monthly

  • Clinical Conferences – monthly (assigned to fellow)
  • Basic Science Conferences – monthly (given by faculty)
  • Journal Club – monthly
  • Research Conference – monthly
  • Core Curriculum Conference – weekly

Bi-Monthly

  • Pulmonary/Thoracic Surgery Conference

 

Research

Fellows work with a faculty member of their choice. It is the fellows’ responsibility to identify a faculty member to collaborate with. Please report this information to the Program Director as soon as possible. Minimum expectation for fellows are to complete one clinical research project and one laboratory project at the end of the three years. At least one of these projects must be the primary idea and work of the fellow. The faculty member provides assistance and guidance. Internal funds are available to fellows for research projects. No call is required during research months.

 

Evaluation

A. Formative Evaluation
Fellows are evaluated each month of their 36-month fellowship. The following areas are evaluated:

  • clinical judgment
  • clinical skills
  • medical knowledge
  • humanistic qualities
  • medical knowledge
  • humanistic qualities
  • commitment to scholarship
  • medical care
  • professional attitudes
  • behavior
  • clinical competence

Fellows are evaluated in these areas each month and their performance reviewed and discussed with a faculty member. Semi-annually the fellow receives structured feedback from the program director. Their performance is reviewed with appropriate counseling and any necessary remedial actions.

B. Summative Evaluation
Semi-annually the program director completes a written evaluation of each fellow based upon review of monthly evaluations by the fellowship evaluation committee. These evaluations stipulate the degree to which the fellow has mastered each component of clinical competence and has acquired proficiency in each of the required procedural skills. Fellows may appeal judgments of academic deficiencies or misconduct before the professional standards committee at TMC appeal. See Disciplinary Action Policy located on the UMKC GME website.

C. Evaluation of Faculty and Program
The fellow evaluates each rotation monthly and provides confidential feedback to the program director on the performance of the faculty and merits and deficiencies in the training program. The teaching staff meets with the fellow semi-annually to evaluate the utilization of the resources available to the program, the contribution of SLH and TMC to the program, financial and administrative support, volume and variety of patients available to the program for educational purposes, the performance of members of the teaching staff, the quality of supervision of fellows, and the effectiveness of the program in achieving the stated goals and objectives.

Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellowship

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Welcome

Our three-year combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship offers a balance between excellent clinical training and research experience. We offer an ideal mix of patients from our urban teaching hospital, Truman Medical Center, and our private tertiary care center, Saint Luke’s Hospital.

Our graduates have pursued successful careers in private practice and academic medicine.For over 20 years, our program has produced some of the brightest and best Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine physicians in the country. Every year we receive applications from highly qualified candidates from all over the country. It is always difficult to select the two best candidates each year. One of the strengths of our program is the quality of the fellows selected into our program. Our faculty takes pride in providing one on one instruction to each fellow. Teaching is one of the most important roles of the faculty. We appreciate your interest in our program. If you have any questions about our program feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Salzman, Gary

Gary A. Salzman, M.D., F.C.C.P.
Professor of Medicine
Chief and Program Director
Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine