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