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Pulmonary Fellowship

Overview

Mission

The mission of our Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program is to “train pediatric pulmonologists from diverse backgrounds to be skilled clinicians with a foundation in physiology, critical thinkers, avid teachers, and who improve care via scholarship and/or programmatic development."

Program Overview

Established in 1985, our pediatric pulmonary fellowship program has strived to train the next generation of pediatric pulmonologistsPhoto of a mother hugging her ventilated child to develop expertise in clinical care, medical education, and scholarship. As the largest freestanding children’s hospital within a five-state region, we serve children from a large and geographically diverse area, providing our trainees with a breadth of exposure to pediatric pulmonology. The program includes a structured curriculum in addition to an emphasis on individualized training plans (“academic playground”). We offer opportunities to enroll in coursework at the University of Washington (e.g., full master’s, maternal and child health certificate, auditing classes), obtain expertise in implementation science and epidemiology, and mentorship in grant writing.    

For more in-depth information about the fellowship program and fellowship recruitment process, please view the slides below.  If you experience problems displaying the slides, please download them.

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Some of the Fellows Favorite Things About Living in Seattle

  • Live within one hour of three national parks with access to hikes, beaches and water activities
  • Home to six professional sports teams: Sounders (MLS), OL Reign (NWSL), Kraken (NHL), Mariners (MLB), Storm (WNBA), and Seahawks (NFL)
  • More than 60 breweries in Seattle (generally specialize in IPAs; Burke Gilman Brewery is across the street from the hospital!)
  • Year-round farmer’s market, including world-famous Pike Place and Ballard
  • World-class music venues (e.g., Showbox Soto, Tacoma Dome)
  • Family-friend zoo, children’s museums, Museum of Flight, Chihuly Museum of Glass, and MOPOP
  • Lots of independent coffee shops (we have Starbucks too 😊)
  • Take a ferry to Victoria, BC or a whale-watching tour to see resident Orcas

Fellows at Woodland Park Zoo.Fellows at a baseball gameFellows out for dinner

Aspects of Service Time

Year

Inpatient Time

Outpatient Time

Research time

Other rotations

1

4 months

½ day continuity clinic/week

1-2 subspecialty clinics/week

5-6 months

  • 1-month sleep medicine rotation
  • 2-week cardiology consult rotation
  • 2-week elective focusing on acute and chronic ventilation and respiratory care

2

2 months

½ day continuity clinic/week

2-3 subspecialty clinics/week

9-10 months

  • Opportunities to take classes at UW (MPH, MCH certification, audit classes)

3

2 months

½ day continuity clinic/week

2-3 subspecialty clinics/week

9-10 months

  • Pretending week
  • Opportunities to take classes at UW (MPH, MCH certification, audit classes)

 

Each inpatient week is one week long (Saturday thru Friday).
4 weeks of vacation in each year

Night Call

  • VERY unique aspect of our program!Child being examined by a woman with a stethoscope
  • Weekend PM call by service fellow/Attending
  • Weekday PM call from 7pm-7am each night by “off-service” faculty and fellows (Mon-Fri)
  • Year 1 fellows included in weekday PM starting after 6 months of fellowship
  • Averages out to roughly 1 night call/month
  • This system provides time off (pager-free!) overnight while working on-service

Examples of Educational Opportunities

Physiology learning at Carkeek Park
  • Journal Club - Weekly; topics include common pulmonary disorders as well as discussions around healthcare disparities, environmental stewardship, and climate change
  • Radiology/Pathology ConferenceMeets monthly; led by expert pulmonary radiologists and lung pathologist, discuss complex cases presented by fellows
  • Pulmonary Physiology Curriculum - Meets 2-3 times/month; interactive syllabus and case-based teaching
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Problem-Based Learnin- Second- and third-year fellows participate in quarterly PBL sessions with fellows from other West-coast training programs
  • Western States Conference - Monthly conference that includes other West-coast training programs and led by a pulmonary fellow who presents an unusual case and literature review (each fellow leads one session during fellowship)
  • Fellows College - Core educational curriculum and career development services for fellows in all pediatric medical and surgical program at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Examples of Past/Present Fellow Research Projects

  • Chelsea Davis, MD (Steroid Use in the Treatment of CF Pulmonary Exacerbations) (2021)Dr. Han at ATS
  • Sarah Hofman DeYoung, MD (Home Airway Safety Events in Tracheostomy-Dependent Children) (2021)
  • Leah Nuss, MD (Transition to Home Ventilators in Patients with Central Airway Malacia) (2022)
  • Holly Vo, MD MPH (Decision-Making for Pediatric Home Ventilation) (2022)
  • Weston Powell, MD PhD: Airway Epithelial Circadian Rhythms in Pediatric Asthma and Viral Infections (2023)
  • Georgene Hergenroeder, MD: Impact of Trikafta on Serum Markers of Fat-Soluble Vitamin Levels in CF (2023)

We in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division strive to create an inclusive environment for ALL people who work at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington; and provide equitable care for ALL children in our region

EDI training is ongoing at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington

In our Division, we have enhanced our EDI training curriculum via seminars, lectures, and dedicated journal club topics in addition to collaboration with the graduate medical education team at the University of Washington

Read more about how UW GME is addressing EDI.

Examples of EDI-Related Programs and Activities (not an exhaustive list)

Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

  • Pulmonary EDI task force (e.g., ongoing projects, including reducing disparities in clinic no-show rates)
  • Focused journal clubs on healthcare disparities
  • Caring for children in underserved communities (e.g., outreach clinics, including Alaska and Eastern WA)

Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Health equity rounds (HER) focus on how equity, bias, and racism play out in medical settings
  • Cultural navigators available for families when needed
  • Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) provides resources to families, health equity consultations, and grant opportunities for physicians and staff

University of Washington

  • Network of underrepresented residents and fellows (NURF)
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) and Antiracism program in the Pediatric Residency Program

Requirements

  • Prerequisites/post-medical school requirements: U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident; board-eligibility in pediatrics Researchers
    • Must be a graduate of an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME international (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada
    • Satisfactory completion of a pediatrics or combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency
    • Two or more Letters of Recommendation included with your application
  • Visa Sponsorship: J1 visa only, must be valid through fellowship graduation
  • National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
  • All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) 

Timeline

  • Application deadline: September 15th
  • Interview Time Period: August — late October
  • NRMP Match Day: November 30th
  • Fellowship start date: July 7th

Interview Process

The University of Washington has mandated that all interviews will be conducted online/virtually for the 2023 interview season.

Additional Information

Seattle Children's Hospital

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Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital is both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Northwest providing excellent pediatric care to meet the medical, surgical and developmental needs of children in the WWAMI region. Serving as the main clinical training site for pediatric residents, this 407-bed hospital is conveniently located one and one-half miles from the University of Washington campus in an attractive, residential neighborhood of Seattle. The staff consists of University faculty and Seattle Children's full-time physicians.

Additional Information: Message to Prospective Pediatric Residents and Fellows from Dr. Walker-Harding (YouTube); Resident Tour of Seattle Children’s Hospital (YouTube).

Fellowship Leadership

Division Chief

Terri A. Laguna, MD, MSCS, ATSF

Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Professor

Fellowship Director

Jonathan Cogen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Fellowship Associate Director

Ronald L Gibson, MD, PhD

Professor Director, Seattle Children’s, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center Associate Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Faculty

Matthew Farris Abts, MD

Clinical Associate Professor Co-Director, Aerodigestive Program Director, Bronchoscopy Services

Maida L Chen, MD

Professor Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center

Jonathan Cogen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Mary Crocker, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Chelsea Davis, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jason S. Debley, MD, MPH

Professor Interim Director, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Center for Respiratory Biology and Therapeutics (CRBT)

Amy Dettori, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor Associate Director, Pediatric Clerkship

Laurie C Eldredge, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Co-Director, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program

Laura Ellington, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Ronald L Gibson, MD, PhD

Professor Director, Seattle Children’s, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center Associate Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Lucas R. Hoffman, MD, PhD

Professor Vice Chair of Research Director, Seattle Children’s Therapeutics Development Center for CF Microbiology

Sarah Hofman DeYoung, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

BreAnna Kinghorn, MD, MS

Assistant Professor Associate Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Training Center

Terri A. Laguna, MD, MSCS, ATSF

Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Professor

Erin MacKintosh, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor UW Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Thida Ong, MD

Associate Professor Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center Medical Director, Quality Improvement

Robin Ortenberg, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

Weston Powell, MD, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

Stephen R. Reeves, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Margaret Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

Professor Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research Interim Co-Center Director, SCRI's Center for Clinical and Translational Research Director, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinic

Michelle Young Sobremonte-King, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Amanda M. Striegl, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor Medical Director, Respiratory Care

Demet Toprak, MD

Clinical Associate Professor Medical Director, Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab

Dr. Gallagher in AlaskaFellows at Agua VerdeDr. Spurr

Current Fellows

Blair Mockler, MD

Blair Mockler, M.D. (2023-2026)

Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington

MacKenzie Wyatt, MD

McKenzie Wyatt, M.D. (2023-2026)

Residency: Vanderbilt University

Drake Bouzek, MD

Drake Bouzek, MD (2022-2025)

Residency: Riley Hospital for Children (Indiana University - Indianapolis)

Rebecca Spurr, MD

Rebecca Spurr, MD (2022-2025)

Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington

Courtney Gallagher, MD

Courtney Gallagher, MD (2021-2024)

Residency: Texas Children’s Hospital

Ashley Han, MD

Ashley Han, MD (2021-2024)

Residency: Loma Linda Children’s Hospital

 

 

Alumni

Georgene Hergenroeder, MD

Georgene Hergenroeder, MD (2020-2023)

Position after Graduation: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Weston Powell, MD, PhD

Weston Powell, MD, PhD (2020-2023)

Position after Graduation: Acting Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Leah Nuss, MD

Leah Nuss, MD (2019-2022)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine

Holly Vo, MD

Holly Vo, MD (2019-2022)

Position After Graduation: Acting Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Sarah HofmanDeYoung

Sarah Hofman DeYoung, MD (2018-2021)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Chelsea Davis, MD

Chelsea Davis, MD (2018-2021)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

David Panek, MD

David Panek, MD (2017-2020)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UC-San Francisco

Laura Ellington, MD

Laura Ellington, MD (2017-2020)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Erin MacKintosh, MD

Erin MacKintosh, MD (2016-2019)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

BreAnna Kinghorn, MD, MS

BreAnna Kinghorn, MD, MS (2015-2018)
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jonathan Cogen, MD, MPH

Jonathan Cogen, MD, MPH (2014-2017)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Laurie C. Eldredge, MD, PhD

Laurie Eldredge, MD PhD (2012-2015)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Stephen R. Reeves, MD, PhD

Stephen Reeves MD PhD (2011-2014)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Kensho Iwanaga, MD MS

Kensho Iwanaga MD MS (2010-2013)

Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, UC-San Francisco

 

 

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Division Chief

Terri A. Laguna, MD, MSCS, ATSF

Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Professor

206.987.0084 (phone)
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Fellowship Director

Jonathan Cogen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

206.987.8901 (phone)
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Fellowship Associate Director

Ronald L Gibson, MD, PhD

Professor Director, Seattle Children’s, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center Associate Director, Pulmonary Fellowship Program

206.987.2174 (phone)
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Fellowship Coordinator

Becca Smith

Fellowship Coordinator

206.987.1274 (phone)
206.987.2639 (fax)

Seattle Children's Hospital
Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
PO Box 5371, M/S: OC.7.720
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

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