The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy is pleased to announce a 1 year fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology in an new collaboration with the Chicago Chest Center. Program accreditation, which is newly offered this year and for which we are already provisionally accredited until 2020,  is under the joint auspices of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) and the Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD). The joint program’s first fellow started 7/1/18. There is significant support for this effort across the institution; including; the Department of Medicine, Division, hospital and the Chicago Chest Center.

Kevin Kovitz, MD, MBA, FCCP, FACP

Our collaboration with the Chicago Chest Center, the oldest established full service Interventional Pulmonology program in the state, gives our faculty and trainees expanded access to research and advanced procedures.  Research has focused on quality of care, new technologies and the financial impact of new and existing technologies and procedures. The presence of this program has greatly expanded the experience of our Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows in both procedures and the procedure related management of benign and malignant thoracic diseases. With this collaboration, we have one of the highest concentrations of board certified Interventional Pulmonologists of any program in the country. Additionally, our faculty has been on the forefront of all major development in Interventional Pulmonology from the outset of the field. Faculty members have served as on multiple committees and as president of the AABIP and AIPPD and are actively involved in curriculum development and standard setting for IP.

For additional information please contact our program coordinator Sue Hammerschmidt at or 312-996-8039.