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Summary
We are an academic department with profound interest in teaching and research. Fellows are exposed to a broad variety of pulmonary and critical care cases as well as clinical and basic science research.
Procedural Exposure

Fellows are exposed to numerous procedures at Carilion Clinic, including: 

  • Flexible bronchoscopy, includes:
    • Transbronchial biopsies
    • Bronchoalveolar lavage
    • Transbronchial needle aspirations (blind)
    • Bronchial biopsies
    • Brush (endobronchial or transbronchial)
  • Bronchoscopy blind TBNA
  • Bronchoscopy EBUS with TBNA
  • Bronchoscopy flexible
  • Bronchoscopy flexible bronchoscopy with conscious sedation
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Balloon bronchoplasty
  • Abdominal paracentesis
  • Airway stents
  • Argon plasma/electrocautery
  • Arterial line placement (radial, femoral)
  • Central venous line placement (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral)
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Cryotherapy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Foreign body removal
  • Large bore central venous catheter (dialysis catheter or cordis/trauma catheter)
  • Laser
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • PleurX
  • Pleural pigtail placement
  • Pulmonary arterial catheter placement
  • Thoracentesis with ultrasound