Fellowship Program Director - Joao A. de Andrade, MD
Fellowship Associate Program Director - Tracy Luckhardt, MD
Fellowship Coordinator - Cynthia Calhoun, BA
The Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham is a unique blend of excellent clinical training and research (translational and clinical). The graduating fellows are equipped for any opportunities, whether it be private practice or academic medicine. The program directors and division chief see it as their mission to foster the education process for the fellows while making opportunities available for research endeavors. The collegial atmosphere of the program lends itself to a comfortable, but yet challenging environment. The Division takes pride each year as our faculty and fellows are recognized by the Department of Medicine as outstanding teachers, clinicians and researchers. We feel that UAB is an outstanding treasure among academic institutions, and the city of Birmingham draws interest from people everywhere for its friendly people, rich resources, and excellent quality of life.
Our Division has a long history of providing excellent training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the primary mission of our training program is to assist you however possible in achieving your goal of acquiring the skills, attitudes and knowledge to function as a pulmonary and critical care physician in the clinical and academic setting of your choosing. The experience you acquire during your fellowship will be both general and specific and will include that necessary to set up and run a pulmonary laboratory, respiratory therapy service and ICU as well as that which will satisfy the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine for certification in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a discipline that embraces a unique blend of medical knowledge, advanced technology and deep concern for the human element of our patients and profession. Of all the ingredients that have allowed our Division to be so successful in this field, clearly the most important is the high quality of the individuals we have been fortunate to have as faculty, fellows and staff. We are pleased you have chosen to explore our website. We hope you find the information valuable.