Pulmonary and Critical Care (Fellowship)

Welcome

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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Faculty

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.


Jennifer LaRosa MDJennifer 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 Division Director.

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 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 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 & Interventional Pulmonology.

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 Thiruvengadam Anandarangam, MD
Medical Staff President, NBIMC & CHoNJ


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