Recognized by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties in 1984, pediatric pulmonology advances knowledge of acute and chronic respiratory diseases afflicting infants, children and adolescents. Pediatric pulmonology fellowship training focuses on clinical care, scholarly activity, and teaching as an advanced, three-year, subspecialty program beyond general pediatric or medicine-pediatric residency training. Candidates are eligible for the Pediatric Pulmonology Subboard Examination of the American Board of Pediatrics following successful completion of the program.
Clinical care is provided for children with a remarkable variety of lung diseases and breathing disorders, such as asthma, sleep-disordered breathing, apnea, central hypoventilation, cystic fibrosis, ciliopathies, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung diseases, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, chronic respiratory insufficiency, thoracic tumors, and congenital lung anomalies. Fellows have the opportunity to learn and perform bronchoscopic techniques, including bronchoalveolar lavage and biopsies, and gain understanding of pulmonary function studies, blood gas measurements, allergy testing, and overnight polysomnography. A significant portion of training consists of scholarly activity, during which fellows develop and hone skills necessary to be successful as effective subspecialists, advocates, clinical investigators, and pulmonary scientists.
Application Process and Requirements
Applicants will be solicited and accepted in the fall of each year through the ERAS. The program director and the faculty will review applications and those applications deemed superior would be asked to come for an interview between January and April of each year. After interviews are completed the faculty meets to discuss all applicants and the decision is based on the opinion of the faculty. The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program for Pediatric Pulmonology fellows.
For additional questions or concerns, please consult the individuals below:
Fellowship Program Director
Wynton C. Hoover, MD
1600 7th Avenue South, Suite ACC-620
Birmingham, AL 35233
Leslie Jones, AAS
1600 7th Avenue South,
Birmingham, AL 35233
We accept one new fellow each year.
Please be sure to include the following items in your application:
- ERAS Common Application Form
- Three letters of recommendation
- USMLE Scores Step 1, 2, 3
- Board scores
- Personal statement
- Research background/publications
A personal interview is required and will be granted to the most qualified applicants.