Tisch Hospital is an acute-care tertiary referral hospital admits patients from the community and around the world. There are 878 beds including the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Health Care Center. Fellows are involved with the medical ICU, surgical ICU, cardiovascular ICU and pulmonary consultation service.
A fellow provides supervision to medical residents in the 15 bed MICU/CCU under the direction of Pulmonary/ Critical Care Attendings. A wide variety of critical care diseases are seen. In addition to the basic critical care cases of respiratory failure and septic shock fellows have the chance to manage patients with a variety of cardiac disorders. Fellows supervise a team of interns and residents.
A fellow supervises care of pulmonary in-patients both on the hospitalist and private services. Fellows round on patients in the respiratory care unit and are responsible for all bronchoscopies. During this time fellows are also exposed to exercise stress testing and echo cardiography. They have additional exposure to lung cancer management through the multidisciplinary lung cancer conference with input from pulmonary, radiology, surgery, and pathology. Fellows are involved with all routine and interventional bronchoscopies.
A second year provides critical care consultation coverage to patients with status post general surgery and cardiac surgery. The fellow is a member of the rapid response team and handles critical care procedures outside the MICU. The fellow also assists and supervises the first year MICU fellow when needed.