Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine offers a 3-year, ACGME-accredited Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program.


We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program and look forward to reviewing your application. Our program participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and will accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Bill Gershan (, if you have any questions not answered here on the webpage.

Please Note:

  • Eligible candidates must have an MD or DO degree and must have completed a 3-year, ACGME-accredited Pediatric Residency Training Program prior to the start of fellowship training. 
  • Applicants must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of award. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must be in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551, otherwise known as a Green card), or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status. 
  • Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, and 3 letters of recommendation (from residency training or later) are required. 
  • Fellows who are not a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States would be required to provide their own funding.
  • For fellowships beginning in July 2021, applications should be submitted through ERAS. All applications must be complete by October 30 for participation in the NRMP Pediatric Subspecialties Fall Match. This year all interviews will be conducted virtually.

The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

  • Program Directors
  • Stipend & Benefits
  • Alumni
  • Program Directors

    Fellowship Program Director

    William Gershan, MD

     Associate Program Director

    Helena Molero, MD
    Assistant Professor

  • Stipend & Benefits

    2021-2022 rates will be determined in November 2020. Stipend rates for 2020-2021 are:
    • PGY4 (FL1): $63,000
    • PGY5 (FL2): $65,000
    • PGY6 (FL3): $67,000
    Medical/Health/Dental/Life Benefits:
    Additionally, each medical fellow receives:
    • Funding of the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam
    • At least $1,500 for professional development
    • At least $300 annually in education funds
    • MN medical license, or MN residency permit if ineligible for a MN license
    • AAP membership with subspecialty section membership
  • Alumni

    Daniel Beisang, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Pulmonology Fellow
    Graduated June 30, 2020

    Dan completed his MD/PhD training at the University of Minnesota and continued his training in Pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota via the accelerated research pathway. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology with research in Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Biology in the setting of lung disease. He continues his passion for research here at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Contact Us

Fellowship Coordinator
Lindsey Christ
(612) 626-2710