The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

This three-year, ACGME approved program is supported by excellent faculty with diverse expertise, whose goal is the provision of exceptional patient care in an atmosphere that encourages scholarship, research and inquiry, culminating in the development of competent and compassionate pulmonologist/intensivists.

The fellow has a broad variety of inpatient and outpatient experience. In addition to their continuity clinic, they have subspecialty clinics in pulmonary hypertension (PHTN), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), interventional pulmonary (IP), lung cancer and sleep medicine. There is also CF/PHTN/lung transplantation and burn unit experience at Vanderbilt University. Trainees experience world-class teaching in IP with extensive exposure to a variety of interventional procedures. They develop clinical expertise as leaders of a multidisciplinary team in the ICU, with extensive exposure both clinically and procedurally to critically ill patients with multi system organ failure. 

Graduating fellows over the past four years have had 100% board pass rate, have chosen both academic and private practice careers, and have pursued additional subspecialty training as well.

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Tina Dudney, MD
Program Director


Nick Fuerst, MD


Rajiv Dhand, MD
Chair of Medicine

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Center of Excellence

The Heart Lung Vascular Institute is one of the medical center's six Centers of Excellence. Each center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients and expert commitment plays a critical role in the hospital's ongoing success. The Heart Lung Vascular Institute brings together expertise in clinical care, teaching and research. Patients receive exceptional healthcare combined with patient-centered care, premier technology and extensive patient/community education in one convenient outpatient facility.

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