Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship


The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship is a three-year program designed to train future pulmonologists and intensivists.

The fellowship provides a broad-based clinical experience in the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine including diagnosis, disease management and prevention, application of evidence-based methods of decision-making and a compassionate approach to patient care.

The program offers a wide range of clinical experience. Fellows gain knowledge and skills in a scope of pathology presented by a diverse patient population. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a regional referral center for pulmonary and critical care and offers a full complement of treatment modalities, including lung transplant.

The program is designed in concert with the recommendations and requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are expected to be eligible and appropriately trained for subspecialty boards in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Number of fellows accepted each year: 3


Pratik S. Patel, MD Pratik S. Patel, MD, FCCP
Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Patel also studied exercise physiology as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He later completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He serves as the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and pulmonary exercise testing.

Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include critical care medicine, specifically critical care ultrasound, and he is currently investigating outcomes of thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism. He has presented results of his previous research at the national meetings of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Christina Migliore, MD Christina Migliore, MD
Associate Director, Lung Transplant Program
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Dr. Migliore joined the faculty in 2008 after completing her Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as her Residency in Internal Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical. Named the American College of Chest Physicians Young Investigator of the Year in 2007, Dr. Migliore is currently an investigator in clinical trials of new therapies for pulmonary hypertension and the lead pulmonologist evaluating pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease. Dr. Migliore has published and presented the results of her research activities at national and international meetings including the American College of Chest Physicians. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.

Dr. Migliore’s clinical interests include lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, interventional bronchoscopy and pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease.

Thiruvengadam Anandarangam Thiruvengadam Anandarangam, MD

Rutgers Health

Residency and fellowship programs training at RWJBarnabas Health benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.