Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care

The Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care medicine offers a three-year fellowship, accredited by both ACGME and AOA, leading to the Board certification in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. The core fellowship rotations occur on site at NUMC, while several other rotations occur at affiliate sites. These rotations include Cardiothoracic ICU rotations at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and Sleep Medicine rotations at Long Island Jewish hospital (Northwell Health) sleep lab and clinic. Great case variety and dedicated faculty ensure outstanding clinical training. The fellows learn to make autonomous decisions very early into the fellowship, which prepares them for confident and knowledgeable practice after graduation. Some of the hands-on skills acquired by the fellows in the program include: all aspects of Critical Care Ultrasonography; bronchoscopy with endo- and trans-bronchial biopsies; endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration (EBUS); chest tube and indwelling pleural catheter placement; bedside percutaneous tracheostomies; fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).


The fellowship faculty include:

Jagadish Akella, MD, FCCP (Program Director)
Javed Iqbal, MD, MPH, FCCP (Division Chief)
Anthony Carlese, DO, FCCP (Director, Cardiothoracic ICU, Montefiore Hospital)
Harly Greenberg, MD, FCCP, FAASM (Division Chief, Long Island Jewish Medical Center)


To apply: please go through ERAS.
For questions about the fellowship, please contact the fellowship coordinator,
Veronica Cruz: (516)296-2391; vcruz1@numc.edu