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.
Jennifer A. LaRosa, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Patient Safety and Quality Officer
Director, Intensive Care Unit
Associate Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Division of Palliative Medicine
In December 2008, Dr. LaRosa joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as
Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Fellowship Program and as Associate
Dr. LaRosa completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
at University of Alabama and New York University Medical Centers and her
Internal Medicine residency at the University of Arizona. She is board
certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
and is board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
After completing her training in 2002, Dr. LaRosa served as ICU director
at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 2002-2005 and as
a medical, surgical, and cardiothoracic surgical intensivist at Staten
Island University Hospital from 2005-2008.
Dr. LaRosa is the author of several book chapters, articles and abstracts.
She has presented more than three dozen lectures including several as
a diplomat of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society
of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. LaRosa’s clinical interests include
sepsis, adult respiratory distress syndrome, end-of-life care, and quality
and performance improvement.
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.
Harish Seethamraju, MD
Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program
Harish Seethamraju, MD, a UNOS Certified Transplant Pulmonologist and board-certified
in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, is Medical
Director of the Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program at at Newark
Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark. Prior to joining Newark Beth Israel
Medical Center, he was Associate Professor of Medicine at University of
Kentucky College of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Lexington,
Kentucky. From July 2011 to June 2013, Dr. Seethamraju was Medical Director
of the Lung Transplant Program and Associate Professor of Medicine at
The Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas,
where he also served in the Department of Medicine since 2004.
Dr. Seethamraju is a member of the American Society of Transplantation,
the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Thoracic Society,
the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplant, the American
College of Physician and the American Association for Bronchology &
He conducted his residency in Internal Medicine at Interfaith Medical Center
in Brooklyn, New York, where he also earned a Pulmonary Fellowship. Dr.
Seethamraju also earned a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Thiruvengadam Anandarangam, MD
Medical Staff President, NBIMC & CHoNJ