Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship


The Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship offered at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a one-year program. This program presents a unique opportunity beyond that of a pulmonary and critical care fellowship to learn a broad skill set in a health care institution that is state-of-the-art in the diagnosis and treatment of complex airway diseases and pleural diseases. Our program is set apart from others in the country due to a breadth of faculty experience that spans more than forty years of experience in the area of pulmonary medicine. We also take pride in being the first interventional pulmonary fellowship program in the country.

Lahey Interventional Pulmonary Team

Program Information

Program Requirements
  • Develop and complete an interventional research project
  • Present at a regional or international meeting
  • Publish a piece on an interventional topic
  • Shared Interventional Pulmonary call at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, MA)

The core curriculum of the fellowship includes the topics listed below, as well as didactic lectures and extensive simulation training. A standardized curriculum with a required reading syllabus will be provided on a variety of interventional pulmonary topics. Fellows will be trained in the direct application of interventional pulmonary procedures in a high volume clinical setting. We encourage fellows to explore the following educational resources:

Core Curriculum Topics
  • Advanced diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy
  • Airway applications of balloon bronchoplasty
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Narrowband imaging bronchoscopy
  • Cryobiopsy and cryotherapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Robotic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (endobronchial valves)
  • Endobronchial brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Management of benign and malignant airway and pleural diseases
  • Medical pleuroscopy
  • Metallic, hybrid, and silicone stent placement
  • Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Pleural biopsy and pleurodesis
  • Pleural catheter placement
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Simulation education center
  • Thermoplasty
  • Laser

    There is opportunity to participate in the annual internationally recognized Lahey Interventional Course. There is opportunity to participate as faculty in the annual internationally recognized Lahey Interventional Course.

    Requirements & How To Apply
    Application Requirements
    • Completion of a pulmonary and critical care fellowship.
    • Must be eligible for full Massachusetts medical license; applicants with J-1, and H1B visas cannot be considered.

    Please note: We are now part of the NRMP match program. For application deadline information, please refer to the NRMP website or call them at 866-653-6767. To request an application, please contact:

    Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program Director
    Monica Sessons
    Phone: 781-744-8554