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Fellowship

The Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at the University of Tennessee was approved in 2008 and offers excellent training opportunities at the teaching hospitals of the University of Tennessee, including Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga. Research opportunities exist for pulmonary research training in physiology, pulmonary infections, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary complications of childhood cancer therapy.

Fellows learn the basics of applied pulmonary physiology, specialized procedures including bronchoscopy, exercise testing, and infant pulmonary function testing, and how to establish a successful pulmonary referral practice. The three year program aims to provide a fellowship experience that prepares future leaders in the field of pediatric pulmonary medicine and provides a foundation in scholarship and continuous care improvement principles.

Facilities

Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 287-5437

Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Healthcare Family and a training site for many University of Tennessee Health Science Center residencies/fellowships. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South.  Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.

 

St. Jude Children's HospitalSt. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

(866) 278-5833

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless.  Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay.  St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers.  The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world.

In 2010, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was named the number one children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report.  In 1996, St. Jude doctor Peter C. Doherty, PhD was named the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  The hospital's Domestic Affiliates Program partners with other clinical sites to provide state-of-the-art care and clinical trials to children throughout the country.

Children's Hospital at Erlanger imageChildren’s Hospital at Erlanger
910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-6011

Founded in 1929, Children's Hospital at Erlanger is one of four Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Centers (CRPC) in Tennessee and is an affiliate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

The hospital's mission is to "improve pediatric and adolescent health in a family-centered environment."

Children's Hospital at Erlanger is the only one in Tennessee to be certified as a  Gold Safe Sleep Champion, recognizing it's committment to reducing sleep-related deaths in infants.

Last Published: Mar 15, 2018