Program Description

2016 Fellows Graduation2016 Fellows Graduation L to R: Dr. Matthew Kreth, Dr. Jessica Brown, Dr. Brett TurnerRecognized 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

The program accepts one new fellow each year. Applicants will be solicited and accepted in the fall of each year through the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS). In addition to the application through ERAS, we will need:

  • a personal statement
  • curriculum vitae
  • recent photograph
  • MSPE
  • Med School Transcript
  • USMLE/ COMPLEX Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

The program director and the faculty will review applications and those applications deemed superior would be asked to come for an interview between September and November of each year. Applicant flight and hotel accommodations will be scheduled and/or reimbursed by the Division of Pulmonary Medicine (*up to two nights lodging max). 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 (NRMP) for Pediatric Pulmonology Specialty Fellowship.

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For additional questions or concerns, please consult the individuals below:                                                            

Fellowship Program Director    Fellowship Coordinator 
Wynton C. Hoover, MD    Leslie Jones, AAS
1600 7th Avenue South, Lowder Building Suite 620 1600 7th Avenue South, Lowder Building Suite 620
Birmingham, AL 35233 Birmingham, AL 35233
E-Mail:    E-Mail:
  Phone: 205.638.6766
  Fax: 205.638.2848

Fellowship Program Director                                                                        Fellowship Coordinator
Wynton C. Hoover, MD                                                                                    Leslie Jones, AAS
1600 7
th Avenue South, Suite ACC-620                                               1600 7th Avenue South, Suite ACC-620
Birmingham, AL 35233                                                                         Birmingham, AL 35233
E-Mail:                                                          E-Mail:

                                                                                                            Phone: 205.638.6766

                                                                                                            Fax: 205.975.5983