About our facility

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit community hospital that serves Queens County, New York, the most diverse multiethnic community in the United States. The facility operates a Level I Trauma Center, treats approximately 120,000 patients a year in its Emergency Department, and serves as a receiving hospital for John F. Kennedy Airport. The hospital has been listed among America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for the last two years.
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine offers a multitude of comprehensive services in order to meet the various pulmonary needs of our patients, including our pulmonary consultation service, bronchoscopy service, ICU, pulmonary laboratory, and on-site sleep laboratory.
U.S. News and World Report has recognized Jamaica Hospital as a high-performing hospital for our treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Additionally, we received the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades in 2021 and 2022.

Our pulmonary fellowship program

Jamaica Hospital’s intensive two-year pulmonary medicine fellowship program is for medical residency graduates seeking advanced, hands-on experience treating patients with pulmonary diseases. The program equips graduates with an understanding of a broad range of lung diseases and their treatments, and teaches them how to provide care in various clinical settings and among patients of different socioeconomic backgrounds.
We offer our fellows a comprehensive curriculum that includes case presentations, didactic lectures, research conferences, CPCs, and journal clubs. Many of the presentations at these conferences are conducted by our fellows. We also join with other institutions virtually to take advantage of learning opportunities from nationally-recognized speakers from across the country.

Fellows care for patients in our clinics, emergency room, inpatient medical floors, medical intensive care unit (MICU), and intermediate care unit (IMCU). Fellows are closely supervised by our faculty, who are almost all based on-site.

They have the opportunity to take part in multicenter clinical trials, investigative initiated studies, and quality improvement projects. In the second year of the fellowship, they see their own initiatives through from inception to completion.

Applying to the program

To learn more about applying to our pulmonary fellowship program, please review the guidelines stated on our Application and Contact Information page and ensure that each item on the checklist is included with your application.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, feel free to email Kathleen Boccia, Pulmonary Fellowship Coordinator, at kboccia@jhmc.org or call (718) 206-6768.