Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology

Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship program at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. This program provides access to outstanding clinical, research, and teaching opportunities.  The goal is to prepare specialists in the delivery of skilled medical and consultative care to patients with a broad spectrum of pediatric pulmonary conditions and to encourage the pursuit of careers in academic pediatric pulmonary medicine.

 Trainees’ Time Commitment

First year

80% direct patient care

20% Scholarly/educational/research activities

Second year

20-40% direct patient care

60-80% Scholarly/educational/research activities

Third year

10-20% direct patient care

80-90% Scholarly/educational/research activities

Clinical training
First year fellows are exposed to a wide variety of acute and chronic pediatric pulmonary conditions including asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease, neonatal lung problems, and sleep-related breathing disorders. The first year is comprised of 5 months on the inpatient pulmonary service, including the intensive care unit. The remainder of the year is comprised of elective time, rotations in the pulmonary function laboratory, sleep lab and the allergy/immunology and pulmonary outpatient clinics. Outpatient experience is continued throughout the 3 years of training. The pediatric pulmonary section has 8 full-time faculty and two part-time faculty members as well as 3 current fellows. Clinical programs include a busy pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis center, a lung and heart-lung transplantation program, an active flexible bronchoscopy service, and a growing sleep study program.

Research training

A wealth of research opportunities are available in either clinical or cellular and molecular biology through the departments of pediatric pulmonary, allergy/immunology, or critical care. Fellows may also elect to within other related basic science programs such as respiratory physiology, immunology, pulmonary disease pathogenesis, or airway inflammation through other departments at the medical school.

If you are interested in this program, please contact:

John Mark, MD
Fellowship Director                                                                                        

You may also receive details on the program by contacting the Center’s Fellowship Coordinator: Linda Young via phone at 650-723-8325 or by email at

Pediatric Pulmonary accepts applications through ERAS and participates in the Match through the NRMP.




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