Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Elizabeth D. Allen, MD
Program Director

Stephen E. Kirkby, MD
Associate Program Director

Beth Bogedain
Program Coordinator

(614) 722-4766

Outstanding Clinical Training Experience

Cystic Fibrosis Training

  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

    • Karen, McCoy, M.D., Director

    • Over 200 patients

  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center

    • John Heintz, M.D., Director

    • Over 200 patients

  • Inpatient and Outpatient Care experiences allow development of expertise identifying and treating common, and rare, clinical challenges seen in the Cystic Fibrosis population

  • Support from outstanding collaborative group of secretaries, nurses, dieticians, social workers, genetic counselors, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and ENT practitioners

General Pulmonary Training

  • Remarkably varied patient population cared for in both hospital and outpatient settings

  • Pulmonary Inpatient Service cared for on pulmonary specialty floors – with respiratory therapy and experienced nursing support

  • Pulmonary Consult Service follows patients referred from wide breath of services, including ENT, General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Critical Care, and others – reflecting the breadth and depth of Nationwide Children’s Hospital itself

  • Pulmonary Fellow’s Clinic allows fellows to follow their own patient populations (comprising a spectrum of clinical issues, from complex patients often identified during hospital stays, as well as more “straightforward” patients referred by local primary care physicians)

  • Diverse patient populations include patients with:

    • Infantile wheezing

    • Asthma control issues

    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

    • Chronic mechanical ventilation

    • Neuromuscular disease

    • Thoracic dystrophy disorders

    • Complex pulmonary/Airway disorders

    • Aspiration syndromes

    • Pulmonary malformations

    • Pulmonary disease related to immunocompromised states

    • Many others

  • State of the Art Diagnostic techniques

    • Flexible bronchoscopy with dedicated lab and respiratory therapists

    • Infant pulmonary function testing

    • Controlled ventilation HRCT

    • Aggressive and innovative radiology department supports multiple other diagnostic and therapeutic endeavors

    • Pediatric Pulmonary Sleep Laboratory

Research Training

  • Research pursuits ranging from clinical to bench, along with scholarly activities focused on educational or public health pursuits supported

  • Wide range of research pursuits readily available via ties with

    • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, our on-site state of the art research facility, serves as a home to more than 100 principal investigators engaging in basic science and clinical research.

    • The Ohio State University, particularly the OSU Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

    • Internal research activities including those associated with the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network and Asthma Clinical Research Center

  • Scholarly Oversight Committee actively involved in guiding progress, along with research mentor

Fellowship Structure

  • 3 year program

  • 18 months clinical experience

    • 6 months of inpatient service

    • 6 months of consult service

    • 6 months of “focused” experience including

      • 1 month of Sleep Medicine

      • 5 months of elective study – options include Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacology,  Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Transplant, Radiology/Pathology studies, Palliative Care and others

  • 18 months dedicated to research

  • Distribution of month to month scheduling flexible, to meet needs and priorities of fellow

  • Time and funding allotted for national meetings

  • Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for  Pediatric Pulmonology certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Specialized Fellowship Training Opportunities

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