Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program

Doctors performing procedure

Clinical pulmonary medicine is constantly evolving.  Erhan Dincer, MD (left) leads the Interventional Pulmonary program, a sub-specialty practice that offers therapies that barely existed a decade ago.  Dr Dincer supervises Joseph Keenan, MD, in an endobronchial valve procedure for persistent airleak. Dr Keenan graduated from the IP fellowship at UMMC, one of only 32 IP training programs in the U.S. 

The Interventional Pulmonology (IP) fellowship program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center is accepting fellowship applicants for 1-year training in IP.

The applicants are expected to complete a formal Pulmonary & Critical Care fellowship program before starting their IP fellowship and be ABIM board eligible or certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care. Applicants also must either hold a Minnesota medical license or be eligible to obtain a Minnesota medical license and be able to practice in the state of Minnesota.

This is a non-ACGME accredited fellowship. The fellow will be hired as an Instructor in the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division of the Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine. In addition to performing IP activities, these individuals will be expected to provide staff ICU and/or pulmonary service care for patients as an attending physician, based on the individual’s credentials. This will be a 1-year appointment. The clinical service coverage, as well as the duration of fellowship, will be discussed during the interview.

Application process


The IP program consists of multidisciplinary teams providing care for a wide range of patients. The program is located at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul).