Interventional Pulmonary Reaches Accreditation from the ACGME

Interventional Pulmonary (IP) is an emerging subspecialty branching from Adult Pulmonary Medicine. The Johns Hopkins IP fellowship has been training fellows since 2009 with over 16 graduates. The focus of training includes minimal invasive procedures for the diagnosis and management of pulmonary diseases.

Recently, the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has accredited IP as a formal subspecialty fellowship with faculty at Johns Hopkins playing a major role in this milestone. Dr. Hans Lee, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, co-chaired a multi-society accreditation committee to bring this process forward, while Dr. Jessica Bienstock, senior associate dean of graduate medical education and professor of gynecology and obstetrics, chaired the ACGME sub-committee to evaluate and ultimately recommend this transition.

John Hopkins accepts two clinical IP fellows every year for a competitive 12-month fellowship after completion of a pulmonary/critical care fellowship. There are currently 42 IP training programs across the United States, several of which are now directed by Johns Hopkins IP fellowship graduates.