Pulmonary and Critical Care (Fellowship)


The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship is a three-year program designed to train future pulmonologists and intensivists.

The fellowship provides a broad-based clinical experience in the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine including diagnosis, disease management and prevention, application of evidence-based methods of decision-making and a compassionate approach to patient care.

The program offers a wide range of clinical experience. Fellows gain knowledge and skills in a scope of pathology presented by a diverse patient population. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a regional referral center for pulmonary and critical care and offers a full complement of treatment modalities, including lung transplant.

The program is designed in concert with the recommendations and requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are expected to be eligible and appropriately trained for subspecialty boards in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Number of fellows accepted each year: 3

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Pratik S. Patel, MD Pratik S. Patel, MD, FCCP
Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Patel also studied exercise physiology as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He later completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He serves as the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and pulmonary exercise testing.

Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include critical care medicine, specifically critical care ultrasound, and he is currently investigating outcomes of thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism. He has presented results of his previous research at the national meetings of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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Christina Migliore, MD Christina Migliore, MD
Associate Director, Lung Transplant Program
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Dr. Migliore joined the faculty in 2008 after completing her Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as her Residency in Internal Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical. Named the American College of Chest Physicians Young Investigator of the Year in 2007, Dr. Migliore is currently an investigator in clinical trials of new therapies for pulmonary hypertension and the lead pulmonologist evaluating pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease. Dr. Migliore has published and presented the results of her research activities at national and international meetings including the American College of Chest Physicians. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.

Dr. Migliore’s clinical interests include lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, interventional bronchoscopy and pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease.

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  • David Shiu, DO
  • Nadeem Ali, MD
  • Nancy Esther Holder, MD
    Dr. Nancy Holder started fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2013. She attended medical school at the Universidad Iberoameticana (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic and completed her residency at Trinitas Hospital Seton Hall School of Health and Sciences in 2013, where she was associate chief resident. Dr.Holder has done research studies in septic shock with a poster presentation at the Critical Care Congress. Her clinical interests include sepsis, pulmonary hypertension, and lung transplantation.


  • Carla Wang-Kocik, MD
  • Killol Patel, MD
  • Sharad Sharma, MD
    After completing MBBS from Maharajgunj Campus, TUTH, NEPAL and working as ER house-staff, Dr. Sharma joined and completed residency in Internal Medicine from Western Reserve Care System, NEOUCOM, OHIO and worked as a hospitalist at UCSF-Fresno, CA before joining Pulmonary/ CCM fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2012.
    He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is interested in Critical Care management especially sepsis, ultrasound and ventilator management. He has research and publications in Pulmonary Hypertension, Infectious diseases.


  • Adebanke Davis, MD
  • Nelson Medina Villanueva, MD
    Dr. Nelson Medina Villanueva graduated from Universidad Ibero Americana in 2006. He then matriculated in 2008 in Internal Medicine Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. His collegial relationship with Dr. Stanley Fiel led to his interest in cystic fibrosis and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in general. He graduated with high honors from residency but not before being invited to join the team at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for fellowship. He continues to be an enormous asset to the fellowship program and the medical center and has earned the status of Chief Fellows.

    Specific interests include ventilator management and alternatives to conventional mechanical ventilation as well as the use of ultrasound in the critically ill. He hopes to secure a position in the NY/NJ area with a focus on critical care medicine.

Medical Staff

  • Paul Yodice, MD
    Director, Intensive Care Unit
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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