Pulmonary Consults

Residents will work with one Pulmonary fellow and one Pulmonary faculty to respond to consultations from both medical and surgical services on a wide variety of pulmonary conditions.  This may include hypoxemia and dyspnea of unclear etiology, pleural effusions, interstitial lung disease, severe COPD and asthma, infiltrates / nodules in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients, lung masses / suspected malignancy, mediastinal adenopathy and granulomatous diseases.  Residents may participate in thoracentesis procedures and observe chest tube placement.  Residents also have the opportunity to observe bronchoscopy procedures (including standard airway exams, bronchoalveolar lavage, biopsies under fluoroscopy and endobronchial ultrasound, and super-dimension navigational bronchoscopy).