Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Mount Sinai Morningside (MSM), Mount Sinai West (MSW) and Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is a three-year combined program committed to outstanding clinical training in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our exceptional inpatient and ambulatory curriculum will provide you with the skills you need to have a successful academic or clinical career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In addition to a diverse clinical exposure, unique benefits include training in our Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, our Point-of-care Ultrasonography Program, wide-ranging research opportunities and the global expertise of our distinguished faculty throughout the Mount Sinai Health System & Icahn School of Medicine. Our graduates go on to a variety of careers, including clinician-educators, educational and hospital leadership positions, and private practice. Training leads to board eligibility in both Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

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Program Leadership

Fellowship Program Director: Dr. Paru Patrawalla, an accomplished teacher and widely invited lecturer with an extensive background in using Medical Simulation Training techniques as well as a national expert in the growing field of Critical Care Ultrasonography.

Associate Program Director/MSM Site Director: Dr. Mirna Mohanraj, a passionate educator committed to novel education techniques, innovative curriculum design and trainee well-being.

Assistant Program Director: Dr. Lauren Blackwell, a dedicated clinician-educator interested in curricular development, interdisciplinary communication and education.

Core Faculty: The combined core faculty in the Divisions of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MSM, MSW and MSBI include more than two dozen full-time, internationally recognized faculty members who possess a broad array of clinical and research interests covering the major aspects of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Fellows interact with core faculty on a daily basis through bedside rounds, daily clinical conferences, journal clubs, didactic sessions and research projects.

Fellowship Campuses

Rotations are divided between our three campuses with transport support provided between sites.

Mount Sinai Morningside serves the West Side of Manhattan, including Midtown West, the Upper West Side, the Columbia University undergraduate campus in Morningside Heights and Harlem. Over one million residents call this area home and represent every ethnic and socioeconomic group, providing a diverse patient population and broad spectrum of pathology at every stage of illness. MSM and MSW provide primary- to tertiary-level care to local, tri-state and international patients.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel, which includes the ambulatory site, Mount Sinai Downtown Union Square, is the Lower Manhattan campus for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This tertiary care referral center serves the lower east side of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. MSBI’s unique combination of referral and primary care patient populations provides a well-balanced mix for our training and clinical research programs.

MSM, MSW and MSBI are proud members of the Mount Sinai Health System and are major teaching sites for the Icahn School of Medicine.


The three-year curriculum is designed and individualized to help fellows gain the clinical, leadership, and research experience that is best suited to their career goals. Our expert faculty, diversity of patient populations and state of the art facilities provide fellows with outstanding exposure and experience during their clinical training months. Hands-on experience, advanced simulation and ultrasound training, a challenging didactic program and fellow-tailored research/elective blocks are integral to our training program.

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Madelin Fenianos, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Lloyd Godfrey Muzangwa, MD - Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Maria Athena Riego, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Patrick Tobin- Schnittger, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Catherine Zaw, MD - University of Miami/Jackson Health System


Archana Pattupara, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Edith Robin, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Howard Freeman, MD - Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Shasha Chen, MD - Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Steven Lim, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel)
Suraj Shah, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)


Idayat Brimah, MD - Harlem Hospital
Samir Kumar, MD - SUNY Downstate
Lorenzo Leys, MD - Howard University
Deepanjali Radhakrishnan Nair, MD – University of Tennessee
Bertin Salguero Porres, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Tal Shachi, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Omry Zuckerman, MD - Rutgers-NJMS


Hafiza Noor Ul Ain Baloch, MD - Rutgers-NJMS
Gretchen De Diego Cornier, MD - University of Miami/JFK Medical Center Palm Beach Regional GME Consortium
Hailey Gupta, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel)
Valeria Santibanez, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)
Avinash Singh, MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Morningside/West)

List of recent graduates

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Mount Sinai Morningside/West participates in the Medical Specialties Matching Program.

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application system.  Early applications are greatly appreciated, but we will accept complete applications until September 1st. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We can support J-1 and H1-B visa applicants.

The following information is required for your complete application to be reviewed:

  • ERAS application form
  • Personal Statement emphasizing your professional and career goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG certification (for foreign medical graduates)
  • All available ABIM, USMLE, COMLEX scores

The interview season is from late August through October. Fellowship candidates will be invited to a virtual interview, including an opportunity to meet with current fellows and members of our Fellowship Selection Committee.

In alignment with recommendations from the AAMC, NRMP, APCCMPD, and other organizations, and to ensure a uniform interview process equitable to all applicants, our fellowship interviews for applicants in 2023-2024 will be held exclusively virtually. We will not offer in-person site visits.

Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions about our program or the application process, please feel free to contact us:

Contact Us
Geraldine Vargas
Mount Sinai Morningside
Ambulatory Care Center
S&R 13
440 West 114th street
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-523-3610
Fax: 212-523-3609