In 2019, we introduced the Interventional Pulmonary services to our fellowship. Our department chair, Dr Sadia Benzaquen, brings his expertise to expand the program. We have seen an increase in number of pleural procedures, EBUS volume, navigational bronchoscopy, endoscopic bronchial valve placement, and bronchoscopic cryobiopsy. His vision is to establish a strong IP program and possibly an IP fellowship in the future.
We have also introduced a multi-disciplinary Interstitial Lung Disease conference in which we have our experts from Pathology, Chest Radiology and Rheumatology share their expertise and co-manage our ILD patient population.