Shaheen Islam, MD, MPH
Rabih Bechara, MD
The mission of our fellowship program is to train future leaders in the field of Interventional Pulmonology. Our program provides the trainees with all the necessary tools that prepare them to establish a multidisciplinary academic and community-based Interventional Pulmonology program. We invite you to explore the exceptional Clinical and Research opportunities offered by our combined program.
Shaheen Islam, MD, MPH and Rabih Bechara, MD
Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors
Our program is considered the regional referral center for patients with malignant and benign airway disorders. The entire scope of endoscopic interventions including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients with benign and malignant airway involvement are available.
The advanced bronchoscopic procedures we offer include:
Patients with pleural effusions are evaluated comprehensively at our program.
We offer a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to patents with pleural diseases that include:
Patient are evaluated and followed in the in-patients and out-patients setting in our dedicated interventional pulmonology clinics.
Through a multi-disciplinary approach, patients are evaluated for potential Bronchial thermoplasty, Trans-tracheal oxygen catheters placement and Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve placement.
Our fellow and faculty participate in weekly multi-disciplinary evaluation of patients with lung nodules and/or lung cancer. The team consists of Thoracic oncologist(s), Thoracic radiologist, Thoracic surgeon(s), Pathologist, and Interventional Pulmonologist(s).
Our fellows will be participating in PI-initiated and sponsored research trials involving advanced diagnostics and therapeutic interventions in interventional pulmonology. In addition, they will also participate in the ongoing trials of the Thoracic Oncology Program. The research team is supported by coordinators assigned through the Research Trials Office at the university.