Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

About us

The Pulmonary and Critical Care division's three-year Fellowship Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in both Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine and is designed to prepare trainees to assume the directorship of a Pulmonary and Critical Care Service in a clinical setting, or to pursue an academic career. Dr. Michel Chalhoub is the Fellowship Program Director. The program accepts two fellows each year. 

We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program at Staten Island University Hospital. Our program offers the best educational experience in an environment that assures a balance between academic and clinical activities. We take a great pride in our accomplishment in preparing fellows to become the next generation of expert practitioners.

Experts in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital provide comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing. Physicians provide care for a range of common and rare respiratory conditions including but not limited to: chronic obstructive lung diseases, asthma, lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases, and occupational lung diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases including pulmonary hypertension, sleep disorders, acute and chronic respiratory failure, and various lung infections. The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings, including the intensive care units.

The combined brand-new state-of-the art medical and surgical intensive care unit consists of 20 beds. The coronary care unit has 16 ventilator equipped rooms with trained critical care staff. Additionally, there is a Cardio-Thoracic Unit (CTU) with 16 ventilator equipped rooms and is covered by critical care trained staff. There is also an intensivist, who is a pulmonary and critical care accredited physician, present 24 hours to facilitate clinical rounds on the patients and also provide additional procedural support. The ICU, CCU and the CTU are additionally covered by medical residents and Physician Assistants (PAs) round the clock.

The pulmonary service provides 24-hour-a-day availability of respiratory therapists for arterial blood gas determinations and ventilator maintenance. Full pulmonary function testing, including spirometry, lung volumes and diffusion studies, are available on a daily basis. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, a fully equipped sleep laboratory, pulmonary angiography, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, and iridium brachytherapy are available on a continual basis. Fellows participate in these procedures under the supervision of the pulmonary teaching staff.

During the training period, rotations include service in the brand-new state-of-the art combined medical and surgical intensive care unit at Staten Island University Hospital. Fellows also cover pulmonary consult services at Staten Island University Hospital.

Application process

Applications are invited from physicians who have completed an accredited three year residency program in internal medicine. Please submit your application on the ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service).

Contacts:

Michel Chalhoub, M.D. 
Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program

Staten Island University Hospital  
475 Seaview Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305 
Telephone: (718) 226-5898
E-mail: [email protected]

Fellowship Coordinator
Patricia Callahan

Staten Island University Hospital  
Department of Medicine 
360 Seaview Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305 
Telephone: (718) 226-9459
[email protected]

Our faculty

Michel N. Chalhoub, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Michael Angelo Castellano, MD

  • Director of Service - Director of Pulmonary Medicine of Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Theodore James Maniatis, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer of Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Director of Service - Director of Critical Care Medicine of Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Louis Augustus Sasso, MD

Thomas Kilkenny, DO

  • Clinical Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Dany Elsayegh, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Helpful links

(718) 226-9459
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Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Patricia Callahan.

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