Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program!

As you peruse our website, you’ll see we have a lot to offer. Our three year program encompasses both clinical and research aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Training will expose fellows to experience advanced mechanical ventilator management, critical care procedures including percutaneous tracheostomy, bedside critical care ultrasound, ARDS salvage therapies, mechanical circulatory support device management and ECMO.

Our pulmonary disease training includes rotations through our subspecialty pulmonary programs including pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary transplant, sleep medicine, advanced bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonary procedures. NGMC also has very active consultation and outpatient clinic services with exposure to various pulmonary pathologies and advanced lung disease. Fellows will develop experience in interpreting pulmonary function tests and cardiopulmonary exercise tests.

As part of your patient care duties, Fellows are exposed to a wide spectrum and volume of procedural skills training with opportunities for simulation skills sessions throughout the fellowship. These sessions focus on practicing key procedures such as central lines, chest tube insertions, intubations, percutaneous tracheostomy, intraosseous access, pleural procedures and management of difficult airways, point-of-care-ultrasound course as well as an EBUS training and navigational bronchoscopy during their training.

Fellows will also participate in robust didactics each week, including regularly scheduled grand rounds, journal clubs, radiology, pathology, mortality review, quality and patient safety and physiology conferences.

Last, but certainly not least, a true benefit of our program is our beautiful location and the people. We have put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into making our Fellowship a springboard for your future success and happiness. We are a family here, and we can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our family.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the program, the healthcare system, or the Gainesville area. I look forward to meeting you!

Vijaya Ramalingam, MD
Interim Program Director