Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at Elmhurst Hospital Center

Thank you for your interest in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Elmhurst Hospital Center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our newly ACGME-accredited 3-year program builds on a rich tradition of pulmonary and critical care fellowship training at Elmhurst Hospital Center dating back to the 1960s.

The program’s academic mission is to graduate clinically adept and research-oriented Pulmonary/Critical Care physicians capable of practicing in a variety of clinical settings. Fellows benefit from individualized attention and close supervision provided by the program’s experienced and clinically savvy faculty. The program emphasizes all fundamental facets of clinical training in our field, including ultrasonography, advanced flexible bronchoscopy, airway management, sleep medicine, and pulmonary physiology. Broad critical care training encompasses all ICU domains, including cardiac, trauma, neurosurgical, and cardiothoracic. Elmhurst Hospital’s uniquely international patient population lends itself particularly well to an interest in tuberculosis and other global respiratory infections with ample research opportunities available in those areas among others. Rotations at Queens Hospital Center and at Mount Sinai Beth Israel contribute to a well-rounded training experience.

Elmhurst Hospital Center, a 545-bed municipal academic community hospital, is the second-largest facility within NYC’s Health and Hospitals Corporation. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. It is located in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, the most culturally diverse borough in NYC and one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. Elmhurst Hospital services a remarkably heterogeneous patient population, and it is renowned for this both locally and internationally. Several major publications have featured articles describing the unique nature of Elmhurst Hospital and its patients.

Elizabeth Awerbuch, DO, FCCP
Program Director

Till Meinhof, MD
Associate Program Director

Sandra McDonald, MS
Fellowship Program Coordinator

Michael Bogart, MD
Residency: Atlantic Health System, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Morristown, NJ

E. Colleen Bradley, DO
Residency: Rowan SOM/Jefferson Health/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes, Stanford, NJ\

Kenneth D'Souza, MD
Residency: The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH

Richard Durrance, MD
Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY

Reiichiro Obata, MD
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY

Daisy Young, DO
Residency: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Our program accepts applications through the NRMP. We look forward to training committed individuals passionate about a career in clinical Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine.

Training Sites: Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Number of fellows: 6
Length of fellowship: 3 years