Message from the Program Director

The Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is sponsored through Albany Medical Center and includes the Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center, which is one block away.  Both hospitals care for patients with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases. In addition Albany Medical Center Hospital provides a wide range of critical care services and has four state of the art adult ICU’S. The endoscopy facilities are equipped with video endoscopes and can accommodation a variety of interventional bronchoscopy procedures. The pulmonary function lab is state of the art and staffed with highly trained respiratory therapists. The facilities include standard pulmonary function testing, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and exhaled gas analysis. In addition, we have added a new sleep lab at the Albany Medical Center.

The inpatient rotations include: consultative service, inpatient service, MICU and SICU.  The VA Hospital service includes a combined critical care, sleep and consultative experience. A number of electives are available and include thoracic surgery, CCU, PICU, sleep and allergy. A continuity clinic is maintained by each fellow and is scheduled for one afternoon each week.

The scheduled conferences include physiology/research, case conferences, journal club, morbidity and mortality, didactic lectures by attendings and fellows, and a combined chest conference (pathology/chest radiology/thoracic surgery/oncology/nuclear medicine/pulmonary medicine). Graduate medical education lectures review genetics, biostatistics, bioethics, plus an overview of the legal and financial aspects of medical practice.

During the fellowship there is ample opportunity to attend national conferences (Cystic Fibrosis, ATS, ACCP) in addition to the Northern New England Pulmonary Fellows Conference.

Protected time for clinical research is available and commensurate with the individual fellow’s level of interest and commitment to a research project. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in teaching at the medical college by giving didactic lectures and bedside teaching to students, residents, physician assistant students, and respiratory therapy students
We will be using ERAS for our applications. Additionally, the Albany Medical Center’s web site ( provides a great deal of information concerning the college and the hospital.

Scott H. Beegle MS MD FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

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