Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in The Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) fellowship training program in Pulmonary and Critical Care. This is an exciting time for the division, which is in the midst of adding new talented faculty and new clinical programs. We offer an ABIM accredited three-year training program designed and tailored to meet the individual needs of each fellow planning a career in clinical education, clinical investigation or basic science.  Support is available for a fourth year of fellowship for promising young investigators.

Our educational mission is to train fellows to be outstanding clinicians and researchers within the fields of pulmonary and critical care and to provide the opportunities and skill-sets to develop successful careers in all facets of academic medicine.  18-24 months of training are largely clinical with a focus on learning the fundamentals of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.  Fellows receive the broadest clinical training possible through a diverse patient population at Mount Sinai Hospital.  With the formation of the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) we now provide an opportunity for our fellows to rotate at the other MSHS sites for clinical electives and research should they so chose. Similarly the formation of the MSH-NJH respiratory institute has made available a wide array of clinical and research programs at National Jewish Health system in Denver to the fellows.

An approximate total of 12 months of research time is provided in second and third year when each fellow is given the opportunity to acquire research skills and work on an individual scholarly project.  The fellows have the opportunity to participate in bench work, translational research, clinical investigative work, medical education related or quality improvement research projects while being provided mentorship by exceptional research faculty.  Opportunities for advanced training in clinical research through the Masters in Clinical Research (MCR) or Masters in Public Health (MPH) program at ISMMS are also available.

Additionally, the collaborative opportunities made available by various clinical and research institutes at ISMMS allow for an expanded access for our fellows to research mentors and training grants outside of the division. Many of our faculty have ongoing collaborative clinical programs and research projects with the following: The Arnhold Global Health Institute, Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Mount Sinai Immunology Institute, Mount Sinai Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science, Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education, Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, The Tisch Cancer Institute, The Zena and Michael Wiener Cardiovascular Institute. Learn more about our institutes

Our comprehensive clinical and research experiences are complemented by a robust educational curriculum that includes weekly multi-disciplinary conferences in radiology and pathology as well as core didactic sessions on pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine topics, journal clubs, and weekly Respiratory Institute grand rounds. 

Sakshi Dua, MD
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)

Charles A. Powell, MD
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Email: Charles.Powell@mssm.edu

Sakshi Dua, MD
Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program
Director, Fellows Ambulatory Care Clinic
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Email: Sakshi.Dua@mssm.edu

Hooman Poor, MD
Associate Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Email: Hooman.Poor@mssm.edu

Mia Aguayo
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place -- Box 1232
New York, N.Y. 10029
Phone: 212-241-7389
Fax: 212-876-5519
Email: mia.aguayo@mssm.edu